Modified C7 Corvette ZR1 vs. Whipple Hellcat – Street Hits

January 20th, 2021

This cat is taking it to the streets. Hellcat that is – with a massive 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger. Today, this kitty is taking on a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 that has been upgraded with some bolt-on performance parts. Can the Corvette handle the over-the-top power of the enhanced Hellcat or will it fall short in a roll racing contest? Let’s go to the video.

The C7 Corvette is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged (Lingenfelter) V8 engine. Modifications include a cold air intake, exhaust headers and catless downpipes, an oversized throttle body, a throttle body spacer and a performance tune. The rear-wheel drive Corvette ZR1 tips the scale at 3,560-pounds.

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is nearly a ton heavier than the ‘Vette at 5,450-pounds. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine. In its current state of modification (including the big Whipple blower), the Hellcat could be producing as much as 1,100whp. The Hellcat is also a rear-wheel drive coupe. Both cars are running drag slicks.

Just as I was getting into the multiple camera angles and excellent backdrop, the Corvette belched a dragon-like flame and walked away from the Hellcat with ease. Lighter, faster and so on and so forth.

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