As far as the ‘Vette is concerned, bolt-on mods and an E50 tune have taken the small-block V8 engine to 670 rear-wheel horsepower as opposed to 650 crank horsepower in bone-stock guise. From a 60-mph roll, the sports car from Kentucky tried its utmost best but simply couldn’t match the Macca.
Moving on to the fully-built Camaro SS, the sixth-generation pony car boasts a Magnuson 2650 supercharger, supporting mods like the cold-air intake, and methanol injection. And, as if 850 horsepower at the rear wheels wasn’t impressive enough, the rear seats and truck have been stripped for good measure. First time they raced from 40 mph (64 kph), the British contender didn’t stand a chance because the driver wasn’t on point. On the second attempt, however, the McLaren 720S made easy work of the ‘Maro up to 150 mph (241 kph).
As for the elephant in the room, I think we can all agree that racing on public roads can go south very easily for the racers and other traffic participants. If you own an exceptionally sporty machine and you want to push it as much as possible in a straight line, the drag strip is a much better location for high-speed thrills thanks to sturdy barriers and medical response personnel.