825-HP Super Snake Drag Races Demon, everything goes south
Looking at the specs of these two vehicles, that feeling will only get stronger. Both the Demon and the Super Snake are powered by supercharged engines. And they’re both RWD. But the Demon uses a 6.2-liter unit, which is slightly larger than what the Super Snake has to offer. The Shelby develops 825 horsepower, 17 more than the Dodge. But the tables are turning after seeing the torque figures.
The Demon’s V8 delivers 717 lb-ft (972 Nm) of torque, while the Super Snake is only good for 630 lb-ft (854 Nm). Ironically, it was Carroll Shelby who once said “Power sells cars, torque wins races”. Looking at the price tags of the two contenders, you’ll notice that the Shelby is almost twice as expensive. The question is whether the original Demon will be able to defeat his opponent on the drag strip?
Both cars run on an octane rating of 94, and it’s an unprepared track. So it’s as close as possible to simulating a street race, without breaking the law. The Shelby is off to a better start. And he manages to gain the advantage, at least for a short time. But the Demon comes back with a vengeance, the compressor moaning like mad. He crossed the finish line first, about two car lengths in front of the Shelby.
Right after the first run, the Mustang encountered a small problem. Switching to Limp mode isn’t really encouraging when switching to a drag strip monster like the Demon. After letting the car cool down, it seems to run fine again, but for how long? For the second round, the pilots opt for a rolling start. The demon begins to move away from the first moment.
The gap is similar to what we saw in the first run. I can’t help but wonder how a Super Snake owner is going to feel like to see this race. You can’t deny the exclusivity of a Super Snake model. But if you’re more interested in getting good results on the track, doesn’t it make more sense to buy a GT500 and work your way up from there? To make matters worse, the Super Snake goes soft again, as it tries to take on an original Audi S4.