850HP Jeep Trackhawk vs. Turbo 4-Rotor RX-7 – Drag Race

March 21st, 2023

How could you get more “This vs That” than this matchup between a heavyweight SUV and a tiny 1993 Mazda RX-7 Roadster? Similarities begin and end with their all-wheel drive propulsion systems. Nevertheless, they are about to line up and compete in a series of 1,000-foot standing drag races. Prepare for neck-snapping action from sunny California.

The RX-7 featured in this video is a decades-long labor of love for Rob Dahm, a man with a penchant for fast cars. Obviously, it has a custom widebody kit. It looks amazing. Underneath is a mostly custom chassis and suspension with components from everywhere – factory and aftermarket. In case you were wondering, the front differential (independent suspension) is from a late model BMW. Very posh.

Under the hood is a 4-rotor Mazda mill with a 94-millimeter turbo kit. Maximum output is estimated to be 1,300hp and the car weighs-in at 3,500-pounds. The transmission is a sequentially shifted 6-speed manual. This thing looks fast.

The Jeep Trackhawk is basically stock with a minor engine performance upgrade. All-wheel drive from the factory, the Trackhawk boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that can churn out 707hp in stock condition. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic, and the big Jeep tips the scale at 5,400-pounds. Heavy girl! The Trackhawk that you see in this video has been modified to burn E85 fuel. Sounds great.

Let’s get these two on the pavement and see what shakes loose.

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