[VIDEO] Hennessey Races a Stock 2020 Corvette vs a 760 HP 2020 Shelby GT500


[VIDEO] Hennessey Races a Stock 2020 Corvette vs a 760 HP 2020 Shelby GT500

Last week we brought you a battle hosted by Hennessey Performance in which they pitted a stock 2020 Corvette Stingray vs a 707 HP Dodge Hellcat Charger. In that comparison, the 495-hp Corvette Stingray absolutely destroys the Charger from a dig race, but from the 40-mph roll, the Hellcat’s additional horsepower allows it to catch and pass the Stingray.

Will the results be similar with the Shelby GT500?

CorvetteBlogger contributor Alex Sommers did a Scouting Report on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the car is a real thoroughbred with a power to weight ratio almost equal to the C7 Corvette Z06 (5.56 lbs/hp vs 5.42 lbs/hp). The Predator V8 in the Shelby offers 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque and it redlines at 7,500 RPM. The car does have some weight-savings features like carbon fiber wheels, however, it still weighs in at 4,225 pounds compared to the 3,650 lbs on the Corvette.

From a dig, the superior traction of the 2020 Corvette shines as the Stingray pulls several car lengths on the Shelby. The near victory, however, was snatched from the Stingray as the GT500’s horsepower advantage comes into play and the Shelby crosses the finish line by a nose. Once again Hennessey displays the gauges from both cars and at the finish line, the Corvette was at 128 mph while the Shelby was at 141 mph.

The roll race is next with both cars getting up to 40 mph before dropping the hammer. It’s no surprise as the higher horsepower Shelby walks on the C8 Corvette Stingray.

From Hennessey Performance via YouTube:

2020 C8 Corvette (495 hp) vs 2020 Mustang shelby GT500 (760 hp) – both bone stock for now – race each other from a dig and from a roll. Which one wins?

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[VIDEO] Hennessey Races a Stock 2020 Corvette vs a 707 HP Dodge Charger Hellcat
[VIDEO] John Hennessey Takes His Twin-Turbo C8 Corvette for a Test Drive
Scouting Report: 2020 Shelby GT500



  1. If the C8 is running that good against a Mustang with a 265 HP power advantage..imagine what the C8 will do, when we start getting the seriously fast versions of the C8. Just curious why does the Mustang weigh 4225 lbs? It has enough extra HP to over come its weight,
    but on a road course, or in a braking test…that weight will be a liability.

  2. Nothing against the new C8 but has anyone noted the 3.55 gearing in the new C8 is a big advantage during launch along with all of the other new enhancements makes it very quick.
    Cant wait to see the new wide body Z06/ZR1/ZORA versions.

  3. The gap that C8 put on that GT500 and held it till almost the finish line was very impressive! The GT500 has serious weight issue. I recall Ford talking about how they would keep the weight down on the new GT500, they talked about how heavy the last GT500 was, the new GT500 is substantial more heavy than the last GT500. Ford much like Dodge is relying too much on power, not enough on reducing weight. No real performance car should weight that much, the brakes and chassis will be completely overwhelmed by that kind of weight, especially on the track!

  4. Put ’em on a road course where the C8 was designed to dominate and then compare… These “Tests” are massisve mis-matches IMHO.

  5. Put ’em on a road course where the C8 was designed to dominate and then compare… These “Tests” are massive mis-matches IMHO.

  6. I would like to see a similar set of tests vs the various 2019 C7 models. I would assume the Z06 and ZR1 would provide similar results to what we see here and the Stingray and Grand Sport would both take it on the chin – but would still be interesting to see the details.

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