[VIDEO] Stock 1969 Corvette 427 Takes on a Stock 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T for Quarter Mile Supremacy

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[VIDEO] Stock 1969 Corvette 427 Takes on a Stock 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T for Quarter Mile Supremacy


We’re used to seeing a lot of C7 and C8 Corvettes on the drag strip these days, so it was a breath of fresh air to see this 1969 Stingray take on the challenge of another Boomer supercar, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T.

The action came during the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race at Mid Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Michigan, where Cars and Zebras caught all the action on video and added a touch of humor, too.

On paper, you might not know who would win this battle of four-speed manual cars, with the numbers being very close for both. The Corvette takes the nod in the weight department (3,700 lbs. to 3,935 lbs.) and the power department (390 horsepower with its 427 L36 V8 engine over the Dodge’s 375 horsepower out of its 440 Hemi V8). However, the Challenger does have the edge in torque with 480 lb-ft of torque to the 460 of the Corvette.

[VIDEO] Stock 1969 Corvette 427 Takes on a Stock 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T for Quarter Mile Supremacy


Back in the day, a couple of magazines tested the cars, with Hot Rod finding a similar Challenger could turn the quarter-mile in 14.54 seconds at 98 mph, and Car and Driver running a similar ’68 Corvette to a quarter-mile time of 14.1 seconds at 102 mph.

In the recent two out of three setup in Michigan, the Challenger took the first race with a time of 13.20 at 109.79 mph, but the Corvette had a red light for an automatic loss and had a time of 13.23 seconds at 107.42 mph.

Both cars were a lot faster in the next run, but the Corvette edged out its opponent with a run of 13.047 seconds at 106.69 mph to best the Challenger’s 13.065 seconds at 108.51 mph.

[VIDEO] Stock 1969 Corvette 427 Takes on a Stock 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T for Quarter Mile Supremacy


In the rubber match, the Corvette took an easy win as the Challenger had some issues coming off the line. Taking things a little easier, the Stingray had a time of 13.548 seconds at 103.69, with the Dodge taking 13.889 seconds at 110.70 mph.

If you’re in a bad mood today, we’d suggest taking a few minutes to watch this entertaining video as the host makes things interesting with his humorous musings, not to mention our favorite car emerged as the winner.


Source:
Cars and Zebras via gmauthority.com

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Great to see a couple of classics duking it out on the track. Don’t believe the 440 is a Hemi as per your description.

  2. You’re obviously a Corvette guy. The 440 in the Dodge is a wedge-based engine design, not a hemi!

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