Hypothetical Question: Can the underdog 700 hp Chevrolet Corvette beat the mighty 1024 hp Koenigsegg CCX in the quarter mile? What about the standing mile? Russian-based DragTimesInfo decided to find out – and they documented the results with the video below.
SPOILER ALERT: The Z06 blazes past the finish line in what seems to be an eternity (but less than a second in drag racing) before the mighty Koenigsegg! Although the times were closer than they appear the Z06 hit the quarter mile mark in 12.39 seconds at 134.67 mph besting the slower CCXR’s quarter mile time of 12.401 at 130.2 mph. The Vette continues on to finish the standing mile in 28.004 seconds at 199.37 mph as opposed to the mightier exotic’s standing mile time of 28.575 seconds at 193.67 mph. Apparently the extra 324 hp wasn’t enough to overcome (or defend) the small gap during the first quarter of the race for the CCXR.
There is always speculation (or excuses) to why the more powerful (and expensive) exotic got beat by the lowly modified Corvette. Lots of variables affect a car’s performance: engine temperature/condition, slipping clutch, traction, driver talent and much more.
After viewing the video let us know if you think the Vette legitimately won the drag race or if the Koenigsegg was experiencing “technical difficulties” in the comments below. Let the bench racing begin!