Power versus lightness – it’s a battle as old as motorsport, with both camps marking major victories over the years. The battle continues today, with no clear-cut answer as to which side can claim dominance. And that’s why we settle such disputes on the track, as seen in the following drag race video between the Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Porsche 911.
First, the Porsche. This particular model is the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, which produces an underrated 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, with even more output available with an onboard overboost function.
That’s a lot of muscle, besting the Porsche by a considerable margin, even with the 911’s over-boost activated. That said, the Camaro is also 500 pounds heavier, and it mounts its blown ‘eight up front, whereas the Porsche places its twin-turbo 3.0L flat-six over the rear drive wheels. Of course, there’s a pretty big price difference worth mentioning here as well, with the Porsche starting at a stiff $113,300, a figure that’s well on its way to doubling the Chevy Camaro ZL1’s starting price of $63,995.
So then – what we have here is a contest between big supercharged muscle, and high-dollar German engineering. The question is – which will take the win in a straight line?
To find out, the reviewers take part in a few spirited “experiments.” The first race is from a dig, with launch control turned on for both vehicles, followed by another dig race, but with traction control turned off. Finally, the racers finish it off with a roll race.
So then – what are your predictions? Can the Chevy Camaro ZL1 overpower the Porsche? Post what you think will happen in the comments, and then hit play.