The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the ‘it’ car of the moment, so obviously, everyone wants to see how it stands up to the competition. This time, it’s a Dodge Viper TA — aka, the race version of Dodge’s V10 machine.
Taking a look at the numbers, the Dodge Viper TA has an 8.4-liter V10 with 640 horsepower versus the Corvette’s 6.2-liter V8 with 650 horsepower. The Corvette takes the win on paper with that ten extra horsepower, but that’s not the full story.
The Dodge Viper is actually a lighter car by about 100 pounds, which means it’s actually got a fighting chance in this drag race. A lot of what happens is going to come down to the skills of the driver and how well they manage as the car flies down the track.
Off the line, it looks like the Viper may actually pull out the win since it manages a better launch, but the Corvette driver quickly recovers and catches up. We won’t spoil the finish for you, but it’s close. Watch the video below: