America vs Sweden in a one-mile drag race – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to today's main event at the mile-long drag races. In one corner, we have American Muscle from Detroit Rock City, a blown Chevrolet Corvette Z06 producing 700 horsepower. In the other corner sits one Savage Swede Supercar; a 1,024-horsepower Koenigsegg CCXR. This is bout is scheduled for one round, with the winner being the first one to cross the line.

Who will that winner going be? Inch up to the tree, click past the jump and watch the video to find out.


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      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      The CCX obviously had a terrible start but it also goes to show you how pointless some of these over-hyped HP numbers are. Now I am not saying that the CCX doesn't technically make 1000 HP (cuz I am sure it does), but the point is that after a certain amount of power, you simply won't be able to put all those horses down to the ground.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
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          Hazdaz
          • 3 Years Ago
          Actually, it can. AWD is especially tricky to launch (assuming you actually want to be able to drive the car home). When you do it right, its amazing. When you do it wrong, you're toast. The CCX obviously had a terrible launch but with some 40% more horsepower than the Vette, it "should" have still caught up. It didn't. It didn't even trap at a high speed which means it wasn't going to catch up any time soon (maybe in a 1/2 mile or 1 mile run, or maybe not at all). To me this simply feeds my theory that anything above 500 or 600 HP is just a meaningless number and doesn't make the car actually any faster.
      mechatricity
      • 3 Years Ago
      lolwut. 12s quarters is hella slow for both those cars. Bad drivers all around. Z06 is beast, but thats just not a fight it would win.
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      American muuuscleeee!!! Seriously, the ccx driver blew the start, misshifted and never recovered.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Javanese
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      Brett
      • 3 Years Ago
      Skeptical hound believes that both of those cars ran the quarter too slow for this to be legit.
        MrCubs
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brett
        The numbers don't add up... road conditions?
          Cory Stansbury
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MrCubs
          Anyone who's ever driven down a drag strip in a fast car should have NO problem believing these numbers. Do you know how easy it is to lose a second against your ideal time? A less-than-ideal launch on an unprepared/unknown surface can easily make a Z06, CCX-R, or just about any non-assisted RWD car run 12s instead of 11s or 10s (insert joke about Supras). What is telling to me here is that the vette not only was the first to the finish but was going faster. I don't know what supercharger the vette had, but either way, it likely had more area under the curve than the CCX-R which has centrifugal superchargers (on a smaller engine) if memory serves me right. I would also imagine the vette was closer to 700 RWHP, making this entirely plausible with only minor driver flubs from the 'segg's driver. Once again to reality... anyone who's driven a centrifugally supercharged car without a high stall converter back-to-back with or against a Twin Screw would understand why the 1000 hp CCXR isn't as fast as it "should" be given the big number. Similar example is that a Gen IV Viper, which makes around 600 RWHP with headers, will usually put the hurt on a paxton'd Gen III Viper making 650-670 RWHP. Making 670 RWHP doesn't mean much of anything when you only do it for 10 RPM before you shift.
      phunkyphoxx
      • 3 Years Ago
      Reminds me of that slogan a well known company used: "power is nothing without control"
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny how people go on about how a cheaper modified Corvette is sooo much better value than a CCXR, but when someone prefers a stock GT-R over a GT3RS then it's utter stupidity.
      tkosoccer03
      • 3 Years Ago
      people people... first of all, it's not a CCXR... you can tell because the CCXR has a mean looking wing... this is a CCX turning 800 hp. a 12 second quarter mile in an RWD car with stock tires is impressive... hooking up that much hp is not easy. can these cars easily run low 10's? ya... but it would take 100 passes to achieve perfection with these cars... clearly, these two guys just don't have that much seat time..
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whatever the case, I'll take both, thank you.
      RunYouOver
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like both of these cars but that was simply embarrassing for a car with that much more power to lose. Also, the whole CCXR is made of carbon fiber so it should have also had a weight advantage.
      gork
      • 3 Years Ago
      All the money in the world can't make you a faster car if you're a slow driver.
        mithrandir153
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gork
        Was this a race between RIchard Hammond in the Vette and James May in the CCXR?
      aa
      • 3 Years Ago
      ZR1 vs CCR: http://youtu.be/7NJEQWhSsZc?hd=1
      BigNorm Jackson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not to mention.. the Z06 had hella wheelspin.. think the driver of the CCXR was scared to push it
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