Well, in true professional honesty, the circumstances in which the Corvette ZR1 smoked the Dodge Demon on the track are rather interesting. While the Demon loses to the Corvette ZR1 in this video, the car is not seen riding on the narrow front tires and from what we’ve learned on the internet (must be true, right?) the Demon wasn’t running race gas. On the other hand, the Corvette ZR1 is no slouch either! The vehicle comes with some impressive horsepower, so, let’s compare the two.
The Dodge Demon comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering a monstrous 840 HP (626 kW) and 770 lb-ft (1,044 Nm) of torque. When the good folks at The Drive tested the Demon, it actually pulled in excess of that. The Dodge Demon will accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 2.3 seconds and run the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 225 km/h (140 mph). While we can only guess from the video below, this Demon seemed not to be running on race fuel or wasn’t equipped with the Direct Connection Controller. While this meant that it produces less power and torque, even in this configuration, the Demon is a high-performance machine that develops 808 hp (603 kW) and 717 lb-ft (972 Nm) of torque.
On the other hand, the Corvette C7 ZR1 is not your pedestrian-vehicle by any criteria. The vehicle comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 developing 755 hp (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft (969 Nm) of torque, resulting in a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of just 2.85 seconds. The ZR1 is able to run a quarter of a mile in just 10.6 seconds at 134 mph (215 km/h).
So, what happened in this video as the Demon got smoked? Literally. There are dozens of theories from the drag radials, weather conditions and air temperature, lightness/heaviness of the ZR/Demon, race gas, track setup to any other number of circumstances which all may end up being just driver prowess. While this video shows a Corvette ZR1 giving the Demon a beating, we’re pretty sure the same – but in reverse – might as easily happen in any number of runs these two would do any day of the week. According to DragZine, a number of things might of happen.
“The Corvette absolutely slaughtered the Demon, laying down a time of 10.20 at 137 mph, while the Demon lumbered to an 11.59 at 134 mph. Judging by the MPH and the poor 1.95 60-foot time, the Demon was fighting some serious traction issues. But either way you cut it, the Corvette simply outperformed the Demon.” – DragZine
To put even more fuel to the fire, the Corvette ZR1 seen here set the world’s stock tire record by doing a sick 10.36 at 133 mph on the stock Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber bestowed upon it from the factory (again at +500 feet DA). Pretty impressive, to say the least. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below, but not after you press play on the video below.