FWD 1100HP Turbo Acura vs RWD Nitrous Mopar – Drag Race

May 6th, 2021

This is a tale of two very different cars. The first is a turbocharged, front-wheel drive import with a four-cylinder engine. The second is a domestic production, rear-wheel drive car powered by a massive V8 engine with “just a bit” of nitrous. Settle in and let’s see how this one shakes out.

On the import side is a 1992 Acura Integra GSR. It has been thoroughly modified with a built (1.9-liter) engine and a big turbo. Maximum output is dyno certified to be 1,100hp. The transmission is a 4-speed automatic and the GSR weighs in at 2,450-pounds. Very little about this Acura is stock.

On the domestic side, the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda is decked out like a police cruiser. Under the hood is a 1971 model 440 cubic-inch iron block motor with a healthy supply of laughing gas (nitrous). The owner claims 600hp but he has a reputation for stretching the truth. Shifting duties are left to a Torqueflite 3-speed transmission and the Mopar tips the scale at 3,010-pounds. This thing is brutal – 600hp my hind leg.

These two line-up and time seems to stand still. As expected, the big Plymouth crushes the Acura in multiple passes. Check it out. It’s hilarious.

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