Showdown: Old School vs Modern

A yellow Nova SS and a black C6 Corvette take off from the starting line with amazing skill. It’s difficult to tell who won because the camera was a little out of focus, but since the right sign lit up first, we’ll declare the Nova the winner. The Dodge Demon and a 1970 Challenger were pitted against each other in a drag-racing contest. The Demon won the race by running the quarter-mile in 10.06 seconds. The 1970 Challenger may have been the slowest car, but it’s still roughly as quick as a hellcat.

Will the raw power and vintage style be sufficient to defeat today’s most violent sports cars in a showdown between old school and modern at the track?

The voice over the loudspeakers gives us some background information on the cars at the beginning of this video, giving us a taste of what we might be able to expect from these races. You can make out a striking yellow Nova in the right-hand lane and a modern black C6 Corvette to its left. Both of these cars have obviously been modified because they take off from the starting line with amazing skill. It’s difficult to tell who won the difficult race because the camera was a little out of focus, but since the right sign lit up first, we’ll declare the Nova the winner. Both cars were essentially neck and neck the entire time. This was a fantastic race in which both drivers performed admirably, but what about one where the victor was a slightly more recent model?

To find a bright red Dodge Viper parked next to a deep black Nova SS, you must scroll through the video. As the Nova bounced off the line and took control of the entire operation, it initially appeared as though it would win. However, the Viper slithered up behind the Nova before its driver even realized what was happening, then blew its windows down and won the race—as snakes always seem to do. After all was said and done, the Viper ran the quarter-mile in just 9.22 seconds while the Chevy came in somewhere in the low 10-second range. These vehicles were incredible, but one stood out as the winner, and it wasn’t a bowtie.

As you could see many Mopar vehicles, both new and old, testing their performance, Dodge was a significant brand for this event. One such contest involved a Dodge Demon and a Challenger that looked like it was from the 1970s. Once more in the left lane, this Challenger has a black paint job and an intimidating appearance, much like the one in The Vanishing Point during the Demon. As soon as the traffic lights changed from yellow to green, both pony cars smashed through a set of tires in an effort to outrun each other in the first 60 feet.

After that, the Demon won the race by running the quarter-mile in 10.06 seconds as opposed to the Challenger’s 11.66 seconds. If this video has taught us anything, it’s that driving a car isn’t as important as the effort you put into getting it to where you want it to be. The 1970 Challenger is the best example of built-over-bought because it may have been the slowest car I just mentioned, but it’s still roughly as quick as a stock hellcat.

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