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C8 Corvette Drag Races Ram TRX and it’s TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT!

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on March 4, 2021

C8 Corvette Drag Races Ram TRX and it's TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT!

When it comes to recent releases, the C8 Chevrolet Corvette and Ram TRX are definitely two of the hottest on the lot. While each machine is obviously different from the next, they both have similar goals in mind. The idea is that anybody who buys one or the other can get behind the wheel and be treated to the driving experience of a lifetime.

Naturally, this comes in the form of two completely different packages. However, when push comes to shove, maybe the TRX and a C8 are a little bit more similar than some may think.

In the corner of the TRX, we find a crew cab pickup truck. On the outside, there are some distinguishing features that really make this thing stand out. However, at the end of the day, it is still a crew cab truck that shares a lot in common, at least appearance-wise, with a regular 1500 pickup truck. However, under the hood, we find supercharged Hellcat architecture that’s capable of making 702 hp.

On the other hand, we have a car that is a dedicated sports car. The Corvette might not be able to go off-road like the TRX or be able to handle any sort of cargo. It’s built to go fast.

While it’s only the base model Corvette and we will surely see more potent versions coming out, the C8 has really stood to impress, even at its most basic trim. When all is said and done, the car makes 495 hp which ends up going through the rear wheels. This isn’t quite the 702 hp combined with AWD capability produced by the TRX but obviously, the C8 is lighter by a bunch.

This time, the folks over at Hennessey Performance take the liberty of comparing these two amazing machines to one another. Sure, the pickup truck is making more than 200 hp over what the Corvette is capable of. However, could that be enough to push it past one of the most advanced performance machines that Chevrolet has ever offered?

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