It’s always fun to watch the flagship high-performance vehicles from Chevrolet and Ford go head to head and Hennessey Performance makes it all possible with this recent track test of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 and a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
With both cars coming to the tuner in bone-stock condition, they are taken to the track for “baseline testing” which means an epic roll race is about to break out.
It’s still hard to believe that the 2019 ZR1 was only around for one year and how the Corvette Team got the infamous GM bean counters to sign off on building the spectacular 755-hp LT5 V8 for a one-year model run amazes us to this day. This 8-speed automatic Corvette ZR1 will soon be receiving Hennessey’s 1,000-hp package, but first, it takes on one last opponent in stock form.
We’ve also detailed Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT500 several times and this Mustang is also in line for the 1,000-hp upgrade. Currently, it’s 760-hp V8 offers a 0-60 mph sprint at 3.1 seconds, and while it too has an automatic transmission, the Ford uses a 7-speed dual-clutch unit which offers up lightning-quick shifts.
In the video from Hennessey, the two American icons get three roll races against each other with the drivers also swapping rides for the third and final run. Unlike last night’s election, you’ll know who won this battle in a little less than four minutes.
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