1/4 mile drag race between a very rare 1968 426 Hemi Super Bee and a rare 1971 LS6 Corvette. The Corvette is 1 of 188 built and the Hemi Super Bee is 1 of 128. When you look back on some of the muscle cars that came out in the late 60s and early 70s, you really can’t help but fall in love with what a lot of these things have to offer.
The 426 Hemi Super Bee is a muscle car produced by Dodge from 1968 to 1970. It was a limited-edition high-performance version of the Dodge Coronet, and featured a powerful 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8 engine. The Hemi engine was rated at 425 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque, and was paired with a heavy-duty transmission and rear-axle. The Hemi Super Bee was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in around 6 seconds and could run the quarter-mile in the high-13 second range at around 105 mph.
The 454 LS6 Corvette is a high-performance sports car produced by Chevrolet from 1970 to 1971. It was a limited edition version of the Chevrolet Corvette, and featured a powerful 454 cubic-inch LS6 V8 engine. The LS6 engine was rated at 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, and was paired with a heavy-duty transmission and rear-axle. The LS6 Corvette was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in around 5 seconds and could run the quarter-mile in the high-12 second range at around 114 mph.
In this video, we check out a couple of arguably the coolest cars to ever do it and it’s a pair of really rare machines to boot. In one lane, we have a 426 Hemi Super Bee and in the other, a LS6 Chevrolet Corvette 454.
However, it should be noted that the actual performance of these vehicles would depend on a number of factors, including the specific build and condition of each car.
With all of the technology that we see out there these days and cars seemingly going fast without breaking a sweat, it can be really easy to be desensitized to what fast is but when you think about the fact that these cars are quickly trucking in on the half century mark and that the technology under the hood matches that age, it’s pretty impressive to see them go this quickly.
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