The equation does change in a rolling race, though

Curious what the C8 Corvette can do in a drag race against the Dodge Demon? Throttle House just quenched your thirst of knowledge with a neat, to-the-point video.

When two worlds collide


OK. The Dodge Demon and the Chevy C8 Corvette are entirely different animals. It’s not about where they hide their engines - and what sort of engines they possess - but also in their grander purpose.

Since its arrival, the first-ever mid-engined Corvette has been met with raving reviews and acclaims.

And for good reason. Chevrolet redefined the idea of a sports car that offers supercar-like performance and it did it on the cheap. As we said, the C8 got a lot of things right: steering, grip, engine sound (and power), the way it shifts through gears, and the whole cabin ambiance for that matter.

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Will Spank Your Dodge Challenger Demon in a Street Race
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Dodge’s Demon, on the other hand, was built to epitomize American’s favourite form of motorsport: the drag race. The Demon has all the drag racing-specific bells and whistles you can think of but at the same time it is street legal.

That said, pitting the C8 Vette against the Demon in a drag race - which in theory, is the latter’s turf - might not seem like the fairest thing to do. We’ve also got numbers to back up the statement.

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Will Spank Your Dodge Challenger Demon in a Street Race
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The Demon packs a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 with 840 horsepower on race fuel (808 horsepower on 94 octane gasoline), while the naturally-aspirated V-8 (also a 6.2-liter mill) mounted mid-way inside the C8 Corvette cranks out 495 horsepower in Z51 trim, like the one in the video.

It’s also gifted with a crazy launch control mode, which might prove its best weapon against the Demon due to the traction advantage it provides.

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Will Spank Your Dodge Challenger Demon in a Street Race
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So while the Corvette does beat the Demon from a standstill quite easily, in a rolling race, the Demon saves face.

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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