This is the ultimate question, which are better, the classic or the modern American muscle cars. In the last century, at the beginning of ‘60s till late ‘70s were produced some of the most legendary, iconic and most powerful muscle cars, where some of those still are living their glory in this 21st century, after 50 years and more.
Here we have 1/4mile battle between some of the most powerful Mopars, the Modern 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 powered by Chrysler’s 370 cubic-inch or 6.1 liter V8 HEMI engine, generating 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. This SRT8 is equipped with 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission system spinning the rear axle, accelerating to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds and top speed of 170 mph.
Video source: Road Test TV
On the other side the classic 1970 Dodge Challenger 340 T/A Six Pack is powered by Chrysler’s 340 cubic-inch or 5.6 liter LA V8 engine with 3 double barrel carburetor, factory rated at 290 horsepower (unofficial 320 horsepower) and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. In the 340 T/A were fitted TorqueFlite automatic or Hurst-shifted 4-speed manual transmission system. On the paper the modern Challenger is much more powerful, but who is actually faster, please watch the video!