Chevy Corvette C8 Vs Dodge Demon Drag Race ends in discomfort

The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 is a fast car, of that there is no doubt. Since its launch, the mid-engine sports coupe has been touted with a zero to 60 mph (97 km / h) sprint of less than three seconds when equipped with the Z51 performance package.

However, is the Vette C8 fast enough to beat a muscle car that is specifically designed to win races in a straight line? We are talking about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and Throttle house He has organized an endurance race to find the answer.

Now before we watch the video of the previous endurance race, let’s set the numbers here to see how injured the Corvette C8 is.

We all know that the new Corvette is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine that generates 490 horsepower (365 kilowatts) and 465 pound-feet (630 Newton-meters). Keep in mind, though, that the secret to the C8’s incredible acceleration lies in the aggressive gear and clever design of the Corvette’s first dual-clutch transmission.

On the other hand, the ungodly Dodge Demon also uses a 6.2-liter V8 engine, though it gets a boost from a 2.7-liter supercharger, allowing it to produce maximum power of 840 hp (626 kW) and 770 lb-ft (1,044 Nm) of turns while using 100 octane fuel. However, in this race, the Demon is at 94 octane, so he is doing a respectable 808 hp (603 kW).

Obviously, the Dodge Demon has its power advantage, but it’s important to note that the Corvette is much lighter at around 900 pounds (408 kilograms). In addition, the results of endurance races, in most cases, are in the hands (or feet) of the one at the helm.

So do you think the Corvette C8 can beat the Dodge Demon in its own territory? Watch the video embedded at the top to find out.

And oh, we said this race ends in discomfort, right? Well that depends on which one you are supporting.