The Demon’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine produces up to 840 hp and 770 lb-ft. 0-62 mph takes just 2.3 seconds in this configuration. But even without the Direct Connection Controller equipped or running on race fuel, the Demon is a formidable machine with 808 hp and 717 lb-ft of torque. And yet it was absolutely destroyed by the Corvette ZR1. It might not be clear in the video, but according to Dragzine
the Demon set a time of 11.59 seconds at 134 mph, while the Corvette ZR1 beat it with a time of 10.20 seconds at 137 mph. If both cars were properly set up, the Demon theoretically should have won - but drag racing isn’t just about the car. A faster reaction time can make all the difference.