Dodge Challenger Hellcat And Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Drag Race: Video
Remember the Sublime Green Challenger Hellcat that got its revenge and spanked a Tesla Model S P85D a few days ago? Well, it’s back, this time going head-to-head with a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at the same drag strip as before. Unfortunately, especially for those expecting a nail-biting race and maybe even a photo-finish, the drag race didn’t quite go as planned.
It seems that although both cars jumped the lights, the Hellcat did it much sooner, while the Corvette ZR1 driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel for the first second or so. Apart from not launching at green, the Hellcat got an almost perfect run, in the end doing the quarter mile in 10.933 seconds at 125.3 mph. It seems that fitting the car with drag radials and practicing his launches was worth it for the Challenger driver.
As a refresher, the Challenger Hellcat is the most powerful production muscle car ever, its supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 delivering no less than 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The model also carries a lot of weight though, which is why the less-powerful and much-lighter Corvette ZR1 shouldn’t have been such an easy prey at the drag strip. The ZR1 is also powered by a supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8, but it outputs "just" 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. It should make up the power deficit with a curb weight around 1,000 pounds less than the Hellcat though, so a future rematch may come with different results.