The results may surprise you.
What's more American than a good old-fashioned drag race between two V8 muscle cars? We all love a good race between high-performance cars, and in this video we see two of America's most beloved modern muscle cars duke it out on an empty track. Which cars you ask? Well, they are none other than the Chevrolet C8 Corvette and the deliriously powerful Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
This might seem like a strange pairing, but the C8 Corvette has already proven to be excellent off the line thanks to a well-sorted launch control system, and we all know how quick the Demon is off the line, so it should make for an interesting race.
The Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe is the first Corvette to be offered with a mid-engined layout and is powered by a 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine which produces a reasonable 490 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch transmission. The C8 will sprint to sixty in only 2.9 seconds and will finish the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds.
Whereas the Corvette uses tech and finesse to get up to speed, the Dodge Demon uses brute force. This car is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 808 hp and 717 lb-ft of torque. It will sprint to sixty in a claimed 2.3 seconds and cross the quarter-mile mark in an astounding 9.54 seconds.
In the video, the two cars start with a race from a standstill. From the launch, the C8 easily pulls away from the supposedly quicker Demon. The Corvette keeps pulling a lead through second and third gear, but by the time the car hits fourth, the Demon starts clawing that gap back. It's not enough however, and the Corvette crosses the finish line in first place.
Now onto the roll race, where the Demon has the clear advantage. As the cars cross the start line, the Corvette manages to keep up, but from third gear onward the Demon walks away with it. If there's one thing we can take away from this video, it's that the C8 Corvette is a total sleeper with the looks of a supercar.