It’s always fun when two Bow-Ties go head to head at the track because in the end, there is no loser and the Chevy goes home victorious. Okay, we’re a bit biased here and we’ll always root for the Chevy wearing the crossed flags first.
Especially when the little brother looks a heck of a lot larger than the day he was delivered at the Chevrolet dealer.
The fact that the Corvette suddenly feels like the underdog as it’s going up against a 1,400 horsepower twin-turbo Camaro right away makes this half mile race so much fun to watch.
The 2006 Z06 Corvette has its work cut out for it in this half mile sprint. The modded Z06 features a 447 ci Tall Deck RHS block with RHS All-Pro heads and CMS Spec solid roller cam which provides 736 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.
The Camaro is powered by a 436 ci QMP built LSX with All-Pro heads and a pair of Precision 7675 turbochargers for 1,410 horsepower and a mind-blowing 1,200 lb-ft of torque at 24 PSI.
If you were thinking the Camaro’s 1,200 lb-ft of torque would be hard to hook up, you’d be correct. The Corvette Z06 leaps ahead of the Camaro at the starting line and never falls behind. It would cross the finish line at 181 mph. But the race winner is based on highest trap speed and as the twin-turbo Camaro eventually does put its rubber to the road, it’s able to out accelerate the Z06 with a 195 mph run for the win.
According to the YouTube posting, both cars were winners as they set model specific world records for a half mile run. The Camaro earned the 5th Gen Camaro world record while the Corvette Z06 earned the “Naturally Aspirated” world record.
Kudos to the film guys for providing multiple angles during the run, and turn it up to catch those great Corvette exhaust sounds as it roars by at 180+ mph.
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