October 20, 2021

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Before the Corvette ZR1 Races Mustang Shelby GT500 1,000-HP Upgrade

Before the Corvette ZR1 Races Mustang Shelby GT500 1,000-HP Upgrade

Until the previous generation comes the right successor Chevy Corvette ZR1 It still tops the cutting-edge food chain in terms of performance. It is rated at an official top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour), making it the fastest still producing Corvette. In the real world, lumbering elephants are exposed by the aggression of speeding midgets.

On the other side of the fence, there is also a top-dog sports car that fits the Corvette ZR1 and is brand new: The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

So how can these two be compared? You’ve seen a dual fight or two between these machines before, but let’s reduce the numbers again as a refresher.

The C7 Corvette ZR1 works with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces a healthy 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 pound-feet (969 Newton-meters) of torque. The Mustang is very similar to the Shelby GT500 – the small 5.2-liter V8 lives under the hood, supercharged to produce 760 hp (567 kW) and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque. Close match in terms of output but Vette has a strong pull.

Again, the C7 is 500 pounds lighter than the GT500, so there is a rub. The video embedded above shows a quick comparison between the two in a rolling race. Both cars are in stock and are going to get a 1000hp upgrade Hennessy Performance.

Now the question is, what do you think happened the fastest? Watch the video at the top of this page and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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