The Time Attack on the Race Track: Chevy Corvette Z06 vs Dodge Viper TA
In 1974 we had the Rumble in the Jungle, in 1975 we had the Thrilla in Manila, and in 2015 we’ve got the Time Attack on the Race Track! That’s right, a new quarter-mile drag race video filmed at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida, showcases the heavyweight matchup of Chevy Corvette Z06 vs Dodge Viper TA!
In this corner, weighing 3,350 pounds and equipped with a 640-hp 8.4-liter V10 engine… the 2014 Dodge SRT Viper TA!
Aaaaannndd in this corner, weighing 3,500 pounds and sporting a 650-hp 6.2-liter V8… it’s America’s Sports Car—the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06!
Gentlemen, we want a clean fight. No cheating, no hitting below the radiator belt, and no biting off your opponent’s side view mirrors.
Now ready, set, go!
Although the Z06 appears to stumble out of the gate, the Vette’s slow start ultimately proves to be a classic “dope-on-a-rope” tactic, which lures the Viper TA into thinking that it’s won. Then boom, the Z06 comes from behind to be crowned heavyweight sports car champion of the world!
Official results: the Viper ran the quarter mile in 12.17 seconds at 122.97 mph, while the Corvette ran it in 11.75 seconds at 124.35 mph.