1968 Dodge 426 HEMI Super Bee Playing with L88 1969 Corvette 427 – The Ultimate Pure Stock Drag Race
Corporation. It was based on the Dodge Coronet and was available as a 2-door coupe or a 2-door hardtop. The Super Bee was powered by a variety of V8 engines, including the 440 Magnum and the 426 HEMI. The HEMI engine option was a high-performance upgrade and it was known for its power and speed. It was rated at 425 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque.
The 1968 Super Bee with a 426 HEMI engine was one of the most sought after muscle cars of the era, and it is highly collectible today. The HEMI engine option added a significant increase in power, making the Super Bee a fierce competitor on the drag strip and on the street.
The L88 option was a high-performance engine option available for the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette. It featured a 427 cubic inch V8 engine that was rated at 430 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. The L88 was a racing-oriented engine and was only available in a limited number of Corvettes. The L88 option was not advertised by Chevrolet, and buyers had to know the option was available and specifically request it when ordering their car.
This kind of engine was built with a solid-lifter camshaft, high-compression 11.0:1 pistons, and a high-rise aluminum intake manifold, among other high-performance components. The L88 Corvettes were extremely fast and powerful, and were used extensively in SCCA and NHRA racing. The L88 is considered one of the most desirable and collectible Corvettes of all time.
Here are the rules: For 1955 to 1979 musclecars built in United States and Canadian assembly plants with a minimum warranty of 12 months and 12,000 miles. Any car running faster than 11.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded. Any convertible running faster then 13.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded.
The ignition system must be stock, including the distributor, cap, coil, and wires. Points may be replaced with any electronic conversion that fits under the stock distributor cap. The carburetor must be correct for the year, make, and horsepower claimed. Jetting and metering changes are permitted. THE CHOKE ASSEMBLY MUST BE IN PLACE AND FUNCTIONAL!
The transmission must be correct for year, make, model and engine of the car. 3-speed manuals may be upgraded to the correct 4-speed if originally available. The rear axle must be of the same manufacturer as the car. Any gear ratio is allowed. Reproduction tires or radial tires only. You are allowed to run tires one size over stock. Factory wheels only.
The Dodge HEMI Super Bee was the fastest Pure Stocker at the time with best ET of 10.87 at 129 mph. You could tell Scott was playing with the Vette at the finish line. Play the video to see the 426 HEMI Super Bee Vs 427 L88 Corvette match up race.