Demonology Demon Beats Down a Corvette ZR1: Drag Day Tuesday Presented by Nitto NT555 G2 Tire
New Demon doesn’t run in the 9s, but it still crushes this new Corvette ZR1 in the quarter mile.
A while back, a video surfaced showing a new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 beating a badly-driven Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in embarrassing fashion. This newer video from the Demonology YouTube channel shows that with a good driver – the supercharged Mopar muscle car will absolutely walk the supercharged Chevy supercar.
The video begins as the host of the Demonlogy channel heads to a Street Car Takeover event with his new Mopar machine. When he gets there, he spends some time talking with the other competitors – many of which are popular YouTubers. One of those people is Peter Dunn, a YouTuber with a new Corvette ZR1 and after the Demon driver spoke with the Chevy owner about his new supercar, they headed out to the track.
Tale of the Tape
The video above shows a stock Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 taking on a stock Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with the Demon Crate goodies. This includes the skinny front wheels and tires and the race gas computer that unlocks all 840 horsepower, so we know that the Demon has 840 horsepower, 770 lb-ft of torque and a set of big, sticky drag radial tires.
The Corvette ZR1 is stock, so it has 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, but it appears to also have the stock street tires. While these tires are ideal for a combination of street driving and road course domination, they aren’t as good as drag radials on the strip, and that shows in the video.
The Battle Action
The Demon and ZR1 make two quarter mile runs and in both cases, the Dodge hands out a beating. We don’t see times on the big boards for either run, but we do get a look at the timeslips from the second run. In that race, the Demon ran a 10.345 at 135 miles per hour while the Corvette ran a 11.264 at 128 miles per hour. On that run, the Demon had a 1.533 60-foot time while the Corvette took 1.793 seconds to cover the first 60 feet of the race.
With the big difference in trap speeds, it is clear that even with a good launch, the Corvette would have fallen short of the Demon, but excuses aside – this Dodge stomps the new ZR1.