We’re not sure what to think about the videos being posted of the new Corvette Z06 being left behind first by a Viper, and now in this latest version of “Dodge Rules,” a 707-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
What’s the world coming to?
Based on its huge weight advantage and only giving up 57 horsepower, logic would tell you that the Z06 should clearly be the fastest car.
However, in this video, the Corvette loses repeatedly to the Hellcat, though for me, there are a lot of questions about the validity of this “race,” like how good was the Corvette driver and was his car limited by a conservative ECU.
Here’s what the Z06 driver had to say on Corvette Forum:
“We did three rolls between 45-50 mph, and [the Hellcat] honked on all of them. On each run I spun the tires and went sideways when I smashed the throttle in second gear. That is why he got the jump on me every time. The first time I stopped at around 85 mph, and around 100-110 mph the next two races. They wanted to find an empty road somewhere for some dig runs, but I didn’t want to because it would’ve been even less traction than when I raced him at the strip.”
We’d love to see another Z06 and Hellcat meet up off a highway, where there are too many variables, and on a more controlled track or a dragstrip.
In fact, the Viper that supposedly beat the Z06 in a video that went viral reportedly appears in a second video and gets its tail snapped off this time by another Z06.
Looks like the war has officially begun.