Two muscle cars lining up on the strip for a quarter-mile battle is exciting. But that excitement is even greater when two rare and powerful classics take the field against each other. Here, a ’71 LS6 Chevrolet Corvette and a ’68 Dodge Hemi Super Bee get ready to duke it out before going head to head in a blisteringly fast duel.
Dodge made only 125 Super Bees with Hemis, so to find one on the track is a special treat. Lined up next to a 1971 Vette — of which only 188 were ever made — it's just plain cool.
The 425-horsepower 426-Hemi-powered Super Bee boasts factory dual quads, whereas the 1971 LS6 Corvette with its monster Corvette 454 has a factory solid lifter cam and aluminum heads. It, too, throws out 425 horsepower, according to Corvette Action Center; on paper, the race couldn’t be any closer.
The combined power of these two street kings is evident when they pull to the line and rev their engines in tandem. When the green lights flash, the drivers put on a show that features speed, power and a race for the history books.
Tune into the event in the video below, and share if you’re a fan of these race classic powerhouses.