Street Racing Corvette Runs from the Police and Escapes

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Audi R8 and Corvette are having a great run when the red-and-blue lit up their rear view.

The video above comes from the Shots by Jacob YouTube channel and it features what appears to be a C6 Chevrolet Corvette participating in a high speed roll race with an Audi R8. What starts off as a great street race turns into a high stakes run for freedom, with the Chevy sports car leaving the Audi in the dust as they both disappear into the night.

The Race

The details are short, but we know that the camera car is a Chevrolet Corvette with 800 horsepower and based on what little we can see of the gauge cluster, it is a C6 car. There is also a still of a silver C6 Corvette in the video title screen, which is likely the car from the race. The Audi R8 also has 800 horsepower, so it seems like a good, even race and when the two hammer down on three, the race is as close as we would expect.

Audi R8 Vs Corvette

On go, the Audi hops out to a slight lead, but the Corvette draws even and appears to have the momentum to take the lead when the R8 lifts. The cameraman looks through the rear window to see where the Audi went, at which point he sees the red and blue flashing lights of a police car. He tells the driver and the two decide that, like the R8, they aren’t interested in speaking with the police, so they also take off.

Corvette Running with Audi

The Chase

The Corvette and Audi were racing on an open, fairly empty highway, allowing both of them to hit big speed while running from the police. At one point, the cameraman shows the speedometer and it looks like the C6 is going around 120 to 140 miles per hour, allowing it to pull away from the police and blow past the R8.

Corvette Turning Around

After a few minutes of hard, high speed driving, the Corvette driver kills the lights, exits and returns to the highway, heading into the other direction.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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