A pair of wickedly tuned classic muscle cars go head-to-head in quarter-mile action.
There’s almost no point in describing these cars because both of them have been tuned to the point where they’re barely recognizable. The blue car probably started life as a 1968 Ford Mustang, but has since been given a new hood, grille, vented brakes, drag radials, and a parachute at the back. Under the hood is god knows what, although the video description says that it has nitrous.
Judging by how fast this car runs, we think that the video description might even be right.
Its opponent in the green Barracuda is also no slouch. When it was born in the early ‘70s it came with a selection of big V8 engines, and judging by the massive hood scoop, it probably still has one of them, but with quite a bit of work done to it.
We also note the new grille, new head and tail lights, new gurney-flap spoiler, and of course, the drag radials.
Both cars are part of a new racing series in Canada called 604 Street Legit, which puts street-legal cars in quarter-mile races. All races so far take place at Mission Raceway Park in Mission, British Columbia, and although their website doesn’t have any events listed we expect that to change in the not-too-distant future.
And if this race is any indication, it’ll be very exciting to watch.
Although the Barracuda seems to get a bit of a head start off the line and the Mustang squeals its tires, the Ford then finds its grip and catches up with the speeding Plymouth. It’s neck and neck by the time the quarter-mile finish line arrives, with the Barracuda just managing to hang on to its lead.
The Mustang finished in 9.69 seconds at 145.86 mph, while the Barracuda ran a 9.39 at 144.97 mph.
Just to show how fast that really is, a Demon shows up to take on the Mustang. Since the Mustang did a quarter-mile run faster than the fastest Demon in the world, the Demon driver doesn’t have a hope in hell of beating this Mustang.
In fact, the Mustang shows that it’s capable of running an 8.86 in the quarter-mile when it doesn’t spin. The Demon is almost a full 2 seconds slower. Now that's real speed.