700HP 1965 Dodge Coronet – Old School Drag Car

March 31st, 2021

When you happen to hear the term “old school” thrown around – as it pertains to drag racing – this is what they are talking about. The vehicle featured in this video represents everything that was good and proper about old school hot rodding and drag/street racing. Take a look.

First things first: the car is a 1965 Dodge Coronet 440. Yes, it is a HEMI, and it has plenty of cubic inches and makes an abundance of power. The naturally aspirated (N/A) engine is actually a Mopar Performance 472 cubic-inch HEMI. It has had “a little work” done to it. The big motor, as it sits in the chassis, has been dyno certified at 700whp – just a little work, huh? The transmission is a reverse valve body 727 automatic. The reverse shift pattern prevents accidental shifting of the transmission into neutral during aggressive driving maneuvers. The rear-end is a Strange Dana 60 custom fabricated to fit the car. The tires are skinny bias ply on the front and 12-inch Firestone “cheater slicks” on the rear.

All that’s left to do is hit the street in this bruiser. You boys (and girls) like Mexico? Man, this thing is a torque monster! It sounds amazing!

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