All of us love drag races and whereas the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Shelby F-150 Super Snake are something however rivals, seeing them race is vastly entertaining.
As Throttle Home recently discovered in its first review of the F-150 Tremendous Snake, it is a car that is not sensible. Certainly, no rational particular person would ever contemplate shopping for one, however that’s a part of its attraction: it’s fully pointless but in addition immeasurably cool.
Driving the highly effective pickup truck is a 5.0-liter V8 engine that has been outfitted with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger and a bunch of modifications that permit it to ship an impressive 770 hp. Shelby says it’s good for a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.45 seconds, a really spectacular determine for a car of this dimension.
By comparability, the Corvette Stingray makes use of a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 rated at 495 hp. Nonetheless, it makes up for the ability deficit by being significantly lighter than the Shelby, using a extra superior eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and being way more aerodynamic. As such, regardless of the ‘Vette’s enormous energy deficit over the Shelby F-150, the end result of the 2 races, from a standing and a rolling begin, isn’t a forgone conclusion.