Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery

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  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    While the 7.0-liter V-8 was rated for 430 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, in reality, these things were pushing way north of 500 ponies
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    This particular 69 example weighs 3200 lbs and has a 4-speed manual. It took on some other GM heavyweights to see what's what?
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    First up, a '70 Camaro Z28, 360 hp, and 392 lb-ft from its 350 Small block
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    The Camaro tips the scales at 3200 lbs, about 100 lbs heavier than the Vette
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    Which didn't play in its favor. The L88 did the standing 1/4 mile in 11.72 s@ 123mph, while the Camaro managed a 1/4 mile time of 13.48s at 102mph
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    Next up, this blue Chevelle 396SS from 1969
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    Under the hood, it features the optional L89, which meant an aluminum head. It was rated at 300 hp and 410 lb-ft from its 7.5-L V-8
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    But the L88 once again punched in a consistent 11.72s at 123 mph against the Chevelles 12.5s at 114mph. So that's round two to the L88 as well
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    Moving on to the heaviest car of the day, this 1972 Olds 442 W30, tips the scales at 3700 lbs
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    But with just 300hp and 410 lb-ft from its 7.5-L V-8, it gave the Vette a tough time but lost out by the time the two cars got to the line with a time of 12.09s at 115.47 mph
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    The final car of the day was yet another car from 1969
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    This Camaro ZL-1 produces an identical 430 hp and slightly more torque than the L88. It also weighs 100 pounds less than the Vette
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    However, owing to the poor RT from the driver in the ZL-1, the C3 Vette once again took the win with a sub-12 second 1/4 mile time
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    The fastest 1/4 mile pass that the L88 managed for the day was 11.57 seconds at 123 mph. It's no surprise that the C3 'Vette with the L88 427 is such a legend
  • Watch The Legendary L88 Eat These Old-School Muscle Cars For Breakfast - gallery
    Now, these were just with hp and torque figures. There's so much more from tires, rear gears, and CRs that determine the outcome. Swipe up to read more.
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