• Jun 1, 2009
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It's a classic case of old versus new, classic versus current, father versus son. A 1968 Chevy Camaro RS/SS lines up against a 2010 Camaro with the same options packages. According to the comments on YouTube, the '68 is anything but stock, with a 406 cubic inch small-block V8 mated with a five-speed manual Tremec transmission and a 3.73:1 posi rear end. This powertrain combination helps level the odds against the newer and more powerful (in stock form, at least) 2010 model, though we can't say if the new car has is fitted with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

In any case, the race is a close one and, as often is the case with such feuds, the winning driver is probably the one that can make the best use of the available traction. Speaking of which, racing cars out on public roads is never a good idea – even if there isn't any other traffic – and posting the law-breaking antics on YouTube probably isn't a particularly smart move either, given that the authorities seem to be combing the website for lawbrakers these days. In any case, click past the break to watch it all go down on video. As an added bonus, we've included a second video of the same 2010 Camaro lining up against a 1972 big-block Chevelle. Thanks for the tip, Khanh!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Both of these guys are retards. In the first race it looked like they both started either behind or on the expansion joint. Not great for solid launch.

      I'm not even going to get into the Darwinistic ramifications of drag racing on a bridge...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Both of these guys are retards. In the first race it looked like they both started either behind or on the expansion joint. Not great for solid launch.

        I'm not even going to get into the Darwinian ramifications of drag racing on a bridge...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even if the '68 isnt stock, it won't need near the HP the 2010 does to compete. There is a HUGE weight difference between the two.

      But it was neat to see. And unless I am mistaken, I know exactly where that bridge is. And its been used for drag racing for a very long time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Out of those two Camaros...

      ...I would prefer to have the Chevelle. :) But that's just me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The silver one's driver is a classic skillless douche, trying to do a slushbox burnout, "oh look you cant show off!" try getting a real gearbox next time.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hhhhmmm... Apparently you didn't read the article "he '68 is anything but stock, with a 406 cubic inch small-block V8 mated with a five-speed manual Tremec transmission and a 3.73:1 posi rear end"
        Carlos
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is possible to do a burn out in an automatic. As for a real gear box, I guess the engine must be attached to hopes and dreams.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Too bad Automatics are chosen for drag queens then huh?

        Just can't beat the consistency that an auto offers on the drag strip. And it's called brake torquing. That will allow any auto user to do a burnout.
      • 5 Years Ago
      fishy
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like it's somewhere in Northern California, maybe over the Eel...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks legit, and as long as the police are looking for lawbrakers (lawbreakers - end of second paragraph) everyone should be fine.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      street racing is nuts!!!!!!.........cool though!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      How can a 42 year old car compete with a modern day sports car?

      Maybe the guy in 2010 doesn't know what he (or she) is doing?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ok in simple to understand, the '68 is not stock.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know 2 paragraphs are a lot of words, but reading the article before commenting usually makes you look like a little bit less of an idiot... usually.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Almost forgot... thanks, Autoblog, for posting a video like this on such a sad day for GM. I needed that :-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Explain to me what "According to the comments on YouTube, the '68 is anything but stock, with a 406 cubic inch small-block V8 mated with a five-speed manual Tremec transmission and a 3.73:1 posi rear end." is hard to understand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wut? Have you been reading anything? The '68 has a 406cube V8 in it! That thing, putting out all the HP it is, with the gearing it has, and with the lower weight as mentioned before should make it a very strong contender if both cars have good drivers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        42 years have gone by, i'd guess any modern sports car would run circles around the most powerful 40 year old car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Back then, almost everything had big and powerful V8's under the hood. It was a different time, back when power was king and fuel economy was an afterthought. You would be surprised at how much power those classics have. Even "family cars" like the Chevelles, Torinos and others had big V8's under the hood that would easily liquify the rear tires. ;-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Though the '68 didn't embarrass itself, it didn't look like *that* close a race. It's made less obvious by the camera angle, but the '10 was way out in front by the end.

        But to address your question, Urchin, part of the reason these cars have developed such a mystique is that, for 20+ years after they were built, they still represented the apex of hp, torque, and straight-line acceleration numbers in the US. A 396 Camaro easily did 0-60 in the mid-6s; Hemi Road Runners, Cobra Jet Mustangs, and big-block Chevelles broke comfortably into the 5s. These figures aren't that impressive by 2009 standards, but it wasn't until the '90s that this level of performance was affordably accessible again.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I did, I understand that 68 is a very powerful car, but i still am surprised.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmmm indeed it is.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the 2010 Camaro is a manual
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1

        You can see he does not have his foot on the brake when it's stopped.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's the Lake Kookanusa bridge north of Libby MT.
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