Old School Drag Racing – 1971 HEMI Dodge Charger vs 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS

June 15th, 2021

This video takes us back to an era when cars were big and beautiful, and engines were larger than life. Featured are a pair of old school classics that struck fear in the heart of the competition for decades. The HEMI powered Charger is so ugly that it’s cute and the Impala has the classic lines of an automotive work of art.

The bone stock 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee is outfitted with a 426 cubic-inch HEMI engine and a four-barrel carb. The transmission is a 3-speed automatic, and the rear end has a 4.10:1 final drive gear ratio. The Super Bee tips the scale at 3,979-pounds. The big Mopar can turn the quarter-mile in 13.73-seconds @ 104 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7-seconds (not too impressive by today’s standards, huh?).

Curb weight for the stock Chevy is a whopping 4,103-pounds. It is powered by a massive 427 cubic-inch V8 mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The rear end has a final drive gear ration of 4.56:1. Hope he doesn’t need to do any highway driving (roll racing).

This contest is scheduled for three rounds of quarter-mile drag racing. Let’s see what happens when these two big, sexy girls take to the track.

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