Can the classic Chevy Chevelle SS overtake the modern Porsche 911 Turbo?February 4, 2020
The classic American muscle car is opposed to the much more modern European sports car in drag racing competition. The results of the races are very interesting.
This 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is far from its original form. It has a modernized V8 engine, the volume of which is now 9.3 liters. Engine power equals an impressive 720 horsepower. An automatic Turbo 400 from GM is installed as the gearbox, and it is equipped with a nine-inch rear differential with a gear ratio of 3.89.
The rival to this Chevy is the German sports coupe Porsche 911 in the powerful version of Turbo S. This car also has some modifications.
A new version of the ECU Champion GIAC 93 engine electronic control unit as well as another exhaust system from Tubi Style. The power unit was not subjected to mechanical changes. According to the name of the video, the modifications give the German car 650 hp. power, while in stock, the engine produces 572 “horses”.
In the first race, Chevelle loses, but only for a fraction of a second. Chevy overcomes 402 meters in 10.67 seconds at a speed of almost 204 km / h. Porsche is a little faster, it needs 10.21 seconds to travel the same distance, its maximum speed is 216 km / h.
Then the cars line up to make the second race. This time, the cars changed lanes so that the results of the race were as honest as possible. Watch the video and see if the high-power Chevelle can beat the Porsche in the second race.
It’s amazing how different these two cars are from each other, but they are able to show almost the same results on the track. Chevy has a complete overhaul of the engine and more displacement than any serial Chevelle. Meanwhile, the main improvement of Porsche is simply the modernization of the ECU engine control unit.
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