Family Feud: Modified Corvette Z06 Takes on Modified Camaro SS
A bit of healthy competition within a family is normal. Keeps everyone on their toes. This showdown pits Chevrolet's iconic sports car against their iconic muscle car, and because both are highly modified, the competition is even more intense. It's a 2006 Corvette Z06 against a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS in a battle for dad's approval. The Z06 is running a 447 ci Tall Deck RHS block, with RHS All-Pro heads, and CMS spec solid roller cam, which amounts to 736 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. Not to be outdone, the Camaro SS sports a 436 ci QMP built LSX, All-Pro heads, and twin Precision 7675 turbochargers, which give it 1,410 horsepower and 1,200 lb-ft of torque at 24psi. So yeah, this is gonna be good. RELATED: See Photos of the All-New Chevrolet Camaro Z06
Since it is lighter, the Corvette jumps off the line and out to a lead once the tires manage to hook up. However, it doesn't take long for the Camaro's boosters to kick in, and once they have, the Camaro starts catching up. If this were an outright race to the finish line, the Z06 would have taken home bragging rights, but it's a trap speed showdown, so the highest speed wins.
Both cars managed to set model specific world records for a half mile, but the impressive 181 mph from the Corvette wasn't enough for the head-to-head showdown as the Camaro SS hit 195 mph. Still, the Corvette sounds way better, and if given the choice of going that fast in either model, I'd take the Corvette every time.
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