The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has dominated everything in its $100,000 price range, and quite a few supercars that double or triple its MSRP. With just about everything with four wheels subservient to the ZR1, MotorTrend decided to forgo cars and trucks for something with a bit more boost.
MotorTrend’s Aurthor St. Antoine thought a more credible contender against the ZR1 would be an F/A-18 Hornet from the Blue Angel squad. So it was Blue Devil vs. Blue Angel, with one vehicle doling out 638 hp and able to hit 60 in 3.3 seconds, and the other capable of mach 1.8 and packing 32,000 pounds of thrust. It doesn’t exactly sound like a fair fight, but the race is pretty simple: the first to the one-mile mark wins.
Hit the jump to find out who comes out victorious in the battle of the bow tie vs. Navy fighter jet. If you’re not into all the hoopla surrounding the ZR1 and the Blue Angel F/A-18 and you just want to see the race, skip to about eight minutes in. We’re pretty sure this race was just an excuse for St. Antoine to get in the cockpit of an F-18, but we can’t say we blame him. Source: Autoblog