Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon - gallery

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  • Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon
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  • Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon
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    Here are two icons from different eras going head to head in a 1/4 mile face-off. A sight to behlod
  • Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon
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    In the orange corner, we have this highly sought after 1969 Chevy Corvette with the legendary L88 under the hood
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    In this particular car, the 427ci has been bored out to 439ci and it produces anywhere in the region of 550 - 570 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque
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    While the L88's factory compression ratio was 12.0:1, this one with the added oomph puts out 13.5:1
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    Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 3-speed auto
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    Couple to a 4.56 rear axle gears
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    The Chevy is pretty light by modern standards and tips the scales at 3454 lbs
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    Next, we've got another modern-day legend, this sinister 2018 Dodge Demon
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    One of just 3300 ever produced, the Demon is essentially a street-legal drag racer. If you splurged the extra $1 on the Demon Crate, you got a lot more kit
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    Under the hood lies the 6.2-L HEMI V-8 along with a 2.7-L Supercharger that puts out 808 hp and 717 lb-ft on 91 Octane. That number climbs to 840 hp and 770 lb-ft on 100 octane
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    The Demon has a compression ratio of 9.5:1
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    Power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels via an 8-speed ZF auto
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    That works in with 3.09 rear gears
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    The Demon is pretty hefty and comes in at a whopping 4280 lbs (without driver)
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    Numbers taken care of, conditions for racing looked pretty decent
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    Out on track, from a dig, the Demon's ZF 8-speed and slicks helped it gain an early lead over the trailing Vette
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    The HEMI did the 1/4 mile in 10.32s @135.38 mph, while the L88 did the same distance in a commendable 11.55s @121.16 mph
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    So the Demon won. Not surprised, but the 50-year-old Vette held its own. This particular car is easily capable of running in the high 10s
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    You can just imagine what the Chevy can do with a supercharger and slicks. Swipe up to watch this epic battle unfold.
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  • Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon
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  • Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon
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  • Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon
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