Demonology Demon Beats Down a Corvette ZR1: Drag Day Tuesday Presented by Nitto NT555 G2 Tire

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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.

Demon Vs ZR1

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.

Demon Stomps ZR1

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.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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