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Porsche 918 Spyder vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Drag Race Is a Big Surprise

Some drag races have a surprising ending. The one we have here... isn't one of them. Instead, this straight line brawl is a surprise in itself, since it see a Porsche 918 Spyder duking it out with a C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
Porsche 918 Spyder vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Drag Race 5 photos
Porsche 918 Spyder vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Drag RacePorsche 918 Spyder vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Drag RacePorsche 918 Spyder vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Drag RacePorsche 918 Spyder vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Drag Race
Then again, when we're talking about a member of the HHHT (Holy Hybrid Hypercar Trinity) and a Chevy whose mission is to play the supercar role while keeping things on a budget, you can't expect their sprinting fight to have an amazing conclusion.

Right now, some of you will be wondering about the level of powertrain customization such a 'Vette would need in order to switch places with a Zuffenhausen halo car at the end of the runway.

Well, wonder no more, as the second video below brings you just that - a C7 Z06 that has been hyper-tuned and, judging by the quarter-mile time it delivers in the clip, could show a gas-electric Porscha its rear end.

Now, before anybody starts fantasizing about the possibility of building a 1,200 hp Corvette Z06 that could still be streetable, there's one thing you need to consider - while such a goal is achievable, hitting it while maintaining the stock vehicle reliability is not exactly easy.

Returning to the Porsche 918, we showed you a drag race that saw the German hypercar getting left behind earlier today. In fact, you could say the hybrid was beaten at its own game (OK, this is a bit of a stretch), since it was left behind by an EV.

We're talking about the Rimac Concept One, the Croatian electric hypercar that also took out the Ferrari LaFerrari in a drag race held earlier this year (no, it hasn't raced the McLaren P1 yet). Nevertheless, we're talking about a small company, so, once again, such speeding wonders have their risks.

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