Here’s fun comparison from Hennessey Performance featuring a stock 495 hp 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 vs a Dodge Hellcat Charger Widebody with 707 horsepower on tap. Both of these performance cars cost $80,000 yet they are as different as can be.
The Z51 Coupe faces off against the Hellcat Charger in both a race from a dig and a roll race at 40 mph. The Charger has a 212 horsepower advantage over the Stingray, but it also weighs in at over 4,500 lbs compared to the 3,650 lbs on the Chevy.
From the dig, it’s no contest as the Z51 Coupe grabs the lead immediately and the Charger sees nothing but taillights as it seems to struggle with traction from the start. Watching the video, Hennessey shows the dash displays of both cars and it looks like the Stingray isn’t using Launch Control (or not doing it correctly as we’ve seen in other videos.) The Charger isn’t using it either (or doesn’t have it, IDK) so perhaps a gentleman’s agreement was in place on that.
From the 40 mph roll race the Corvette once again grabs the lead early but this time the Hellcat Charger’s horsepower advantage is too much and it takes the lead at the very end of the track.
Hennessey alludes that this Arctic White C8 Corvette will soon be undergoing modifications, so we are always appreciative to see how good the car is in stock form prior to the mods.
From Hennessey Performance via YouTube:
2020 C8 Corvette (495 hp) vs 2020 Hellcat Charger 4-door sedan (707 hp) – both bone stock (for now) race each other from a dig and from a roll. Both cost around $80k. Which one wins? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! 979-885-1300 | http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com
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