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Supercharged Corvette Z06 vs. Koenigsegg CCXR [video]

Drag race pits two horsepower-healthy supercars against each other - one Swedish and one American

Here's a video from Drag Times pitting a 700 PS (515 kW / 690 bhp) supercharged Chevrolet Corvette Z06 against a 1,024 PS (753 kW / 1010 bhp) Koenigsegg CCXR.

Despite the predictable outcome, it's safe to say that a single race between these two opponents is hardly definitive. However, for all of you horsepower happy spec crunchers, it's a good example of how horsepower is only one ingredient of the whole recipe. 

Perhaps, under different conditions, and a better setup (e.g. lower tire pressure, better tires) the CCXR is fully capable of obliterating the ZO6. But in the video it looks like the CCXR cannot get all of that horsepower down to the ground effectively in addition to having a bad reaction time to the light tree.

Source: Drag Times via Autoblog.com

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Comments (20)

 Lucas_california Lucas_california
Which would u chose a ccxr or a agera r
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July 14, 2011 1:35 pm
 norther norther
las year i saw a drag between a 800 ps GTR and a veyron. the veyron lost. but it was obvious from the video that they guy in veyron was an imbecile. he didnt even had the car in sport, nevertheless having good reactions to the light tree and....other stuff. the russian dag times are smply stupid. drivers are not pro, nothing is standardized, nothing is scientific. anyone who has money can show up wit their car and race.
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June 7, 2011 12:01 pm
 radmeister radmeister
Both of these drivers suck. That vette should be in the low 11s eventhough it looks slightly damp, that Koeniggsegg should be high 10s. Looking at the strip though it looks quite bumpy so probably none of them gave it their all. I mean a stock Z06 should get that time. I've heard of ZR1s with semi-slick tires breaking 11s mark. They should do an aftermath video where the guy with the CCXR is getting a lapdance from 2 russian chicks and the guy with the vette is reassembling his dash.
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June 7, 2011 7:46 am
 mechamynd mechamynd
and here is the revenge of the 'segg http://youtu.be/qODE05r0jiA
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June 7, 2011 6:27 am
 PAA PAA
Guys RELAX. What you pay for a car is not reflected in power or speed. Its mostly the uniqueness to stand out. No the Koenigsegg is not worth its money compared to a Corvette or a GTR but it will help you stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately we humans are that stupid.
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June 7, 2011 12:34 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
This koenigsegg looks the same one top gear reviewed in 2006 I think and it has 850HP. But the koenigsegg driver started after the Z06. Ok the Corvette is a fast car but look what an 800HP Switzer GTR did to a tuned 750HP ZR1! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uORyZI1V... and the Impressive thing is that we know the GTR weighs almost 180 kg more and in this video a passenger is sitting next to the driver! I want to see Americans doing drag race between a tuned GTR and a tuned Z06 without doing the same crap Hennessey do.
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June 6, 2011 8:10 pm
 catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
This is like comparing a rolex to a swatch. u can pimp the swatch but u will never have the feeling u get wearing a rolex.
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June 6, 2011 5:11 pm
 ADCAR ADCAR
I'm sure this is the only one time ccxr miss the race.. But Americans have to take advantage of this video.
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June 6, 2011 3:50 pm
 mn07 mn07
the ccxr makes 1000HP ONLY when its on bio fuel. So maybe it was on normal fuel so the engine was not on full power.
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June 6, 2011 3:43 pm
 blaksabb blaksabb
Very strange. At those HP figures the ETs should have been in the low 11s. 10s even w/ a good hook-up. I've seen stock ZR1s do high 10s. Despite the traction issues, the Koenigsegg should have had higher trap speeds (and closed the gap more by the mile mark) if the HP advantage is to believed. Not to mention mid-engine traction advantages. I don't recall CCXR's weight but I suspect it's low like an Ulitame Aero or something (around 2800lbs).
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June 6, 2011 3:36 pm
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
Koenigsegg's driver can't drive. lemme in plz
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June 6, 2011 3:14 pm
 LKN4MUF LKN4MUF
Nothing beats a Corvette in a straight line! Best bang for your $!!!
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June 6, 2011 3:13 pm