Traction is key!
There is a fine line between the modern performance cars that come out of the factory today in the incredibly raw race cars of the past. Most defined by extreme customization, cars built specifically for the track or something to really be revered in a way. However, some cars these days come from the factory with 400 to 700 hp and a ridiculous amount of suspension technology backing it up. So, let’s see who really is faster, built versus bought.
First of all, the bought competitor is a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette. Powering the rear wheels of this incredible monster is a 6.2 L V8 engine which is putting out 490 hp. That is a substantial number to say the least but you’ve also got to understand what it’s going up against. On the other side of the dragstrip is a 2010 world NASCAR cup car which has been 2JZ swapped and has about 850 hp. So the scale seem Tipton the favor of the true built race car.
Somehow, the Corvette actually beat the NASCAR in the first race. It looks like the cup car was having trouble keeping traction and everything as a result lost valuable time on the track. The second race had pretty much exactly the same results except for this time the cup car was giving a car's length head start. Pretty much, it came down to too much power and not enough grip which is a big problem for high horsepower vehicles. All of this actually comes out to be pretty confusing when you put it into the context of the Bonus Round, which the cup car won by a large margin. Either way, at the end of the day we all got to see these incredible cars compete at each other’s throats and eventually slide around the track in celebration.