American Sports Car Drag Race: Corvette Z06 Vs. Ford Shelby GT500

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In terms of age, this is not a fair fight but when it comes down to power, two of America's favorite cars have plenty in common. Ford is working on a new Mustang GT500, which we believe will come packing a 680-horsepower supercharged V8. That said, the model it replaces, the one you see here battling a brand-new 2017 Corvette Stingray, is no slouch. Power in this American icon comes courtesy of a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 rated at 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque.

That’s more than enough to take on the might of the Corvette Z06, which comes packing 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque via its 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8. On paper then, this is a fair fight and one that Chevrolet and Ford fans will want to know the outcome of.

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Thankfully, there’s no mucking about with this particular quarter-mile run, with the two American bruisers lining up and taking off within seconds of the video playing. There’s tire smoke in the air and the sun has long set as two of America’s finest automobiles line up to cross swords. So who’s your money on? Place your bets and find out now.