Street Dig and Roll – Impala SS vs. Hyundai Genesis

December 15th, 2016

street-dig-and-roll-impala-ss-vs-hyundai-genesisThis clip brings us a street battle (dig and roll racing) between a modified import coupe and a factory stock domestic sedan. These kinds of contests take place every day down Mexico way, where street racing is king.

The rear-wheel drive Hyundai Genesis coupe is a mutated version of the powerful V8 powered Korean sedan of the same name. While it is offered with a 348hp V6, this car was equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with an intercooler. It also has been upgraded with aftermarket parts like a high-performance tuner, a cold air intake setup, and a larger turbocharger. These aftermarket modifications allow it to be competitive when racing cars with much larger engines (including the Chevrolet Impala SS).

The front-wheel drive Impala SS comes from the factory with an all-aluminum 5.3-liter LS4 V8 engine that is capable of producing 303hp and 323 lb.-ft. of torque. These cars give new meaning to the words “torque-steer.”

Apparently, the Chevy driver forgot to turn off the traction control prior to the initial pass because he got gapped. I say that due to the fact that the Impala returns the favor on the second pass; putting 3-car lengths on the Hyundai. One would assume that the turbo car would be at an advantage in the roll racing. You know what they say about assumptions.

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