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Very rare 1968 Hemi Super Bee takes on a rare 1968 Hemi Road Runner. Both cars are powered by Chrysler’s infamous 426 Hemi with dual quads making 425 horsepower.
See how those hemi’s dig in those rear wheels. I bet 90/10’s upfront
The launch is awesome. Kind of a shame that Road Runner with a hemi, has a 3 on the tree shifter.
It’s a automatic
Oops my bad
David Simmons Everybody makes mistakes, no big deal.
Check out those times and speeds! Yeah someone tell me again how fast chevy and Ford were those are street beasts right there, by far the fastest stock muscle cars ever built!
A stock 426 HEMI made more like 480HP in reality.
Hemis were beasts at the top end. The ZL1 427 and LS6 454 were a match on the “street” and not that outclassed on the strip ( IN STOCK CONDITION) The Roadrunner never came “stock” with the ass end lower than the front ( better weight distribution for traction). I haven’t been under the hood on any of these cars and God knows what kind of gears they have in the diff. But If all cars that I mentioned had the same gear ratio, same “carb tuning” ( remember these Hemis had factory dual quads and the LS6 and L88, ZL1 had one 4 barrel) and they all had the same exhaust (headers) The difference would be more driver skill because they tested back in 67-70 to be a couple tenths of a second difference in the Quarter. A 440 Cuda was actually faster ( on the street and at an eight mile strip) than the Hemi Cuda. If you had the proper drag tires and some really low gears like 4:56-5:00 along with a 4 link setup the Hemi would walk away from anything except a “tuned” LS6 Chevelle with similar setup.
It gives you all specs before they race and believe me I’ve seen them all growing up a mile and a half from Woodward ave. chevys fords olds Pontiac and have worked on both fuel and top alcohol cars but I’ll take a 426 over any of those motors and I’d like to see a 440 out run one I’ve seen them run against each other and brother it don’t work. And your answer to the dual carbs on a hemi a single carb at that time would not been able to feed enough fuel to keep it running. Those are quarter mile times a actually drag race and a stock hemi with slicks and a 4.12 gear will pull the front end up no problem so yeah they can come out of the hole extremely strong delivering a huge amount of foot lbs of torque. Only the 427 Chevy was close in comparison. And yes roadrunners were stock have you ever looked at Chrysler suspension compared to Ford or GM? Totally different set up, one has leaf springs (mopar) the others don’t.
Alex Will yep, you would have to tune a chevy to get it to go faster,. had a friend had 383 roadrunner, went against 454, chevelle, both were into racing, the 383 whooped the chevelle 2 times in a row,,
WOW! time is unreal!
I always had 727 modified with a reverse manual valvebody. Great for the strip. Not a good cruising car on the highways depending on the gear ratio. I always liked 411 or 391’s
Being a Mopar guy having a Mopar as a daily driver 64 Dodge 440 to be exact putting those two cars side-by-side is just wrong and cool at the same time what a drag race
Owned 2 68 road runners with 440s but I loved the look of a 68 or 69 super bee