An Previous-Faculty Drag Race Between a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 And a Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Is As Epic As It Will get

This all-American V-8 drag battle between two 1970 muscle automobiles will make you go on Craigslist

by Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 05: 06

All of us love muscle automobiles, particularly when they’re racing one another on the drag strip. YouTube channel Vehicles And Zebras, clearly, shares our love for the V-8 beasts of previous, which is why we managed to get this epic video of a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454 racing a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1. In the direction of the top of the Muscle automotive period, these two have been among the many quickest muscle automobiles you may purchase.

1970 Chevroelt Chevelle SS 454

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The Chevy Chevelle doesn’t want an introduction, however it’s price noting, that is the range-topping 454 Massive Block. Extra particularly, it’s the LS6 engine, which signifies that the 7.4-liter pushrod V-8 has a compression ratio of 11.25:1. This interprets to 450 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 500 pound-feet (678 Nm) at 3,600 RPM.

Energy goes to the rear wheels by way of a Turbo 400, three-speed automated with the non-compulsory 4.10 gears, versus the usual 3.31 ratio. The Chevy suggestions the scales at 3,890 kilos (1,764 kg), driver included. Again in 1970, Scorching Rod journal ran a 13.44-second quarter-mile time at 108.17 mph (174.1 km/h), with a four-speed handbook Chevelle and 4.10 gears. Will this one match it?

1970 Buick GS 455

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In Stage 1 trim, the Buick GS 455 was the quickest muscle automotive, when it got here out, beating even the mighty Hemi Cuda. Its 7.4-liter V-8 engine is conservatively rated at 360 horsepower at 4,600 RPM and 510 pound-feet (691 Nm). The precise horsepower is across the 430 mark. Just like the Chevelle, energy goes to the rear wheels by way of a Turbo 400, three-speed automated, however with 3.73 gears.

With the driving force inside, the Buick GS 455 weighs in at 3,950 kilos (1,791 kg). In 1970, MotorTrend journal examined a Turbo 400 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 with 3.64 gears, which ran the quarter-mile at 13.38 seconds at 105.5 mph (169.8 km/h). This one ought to be faster.

The Quarter-mile

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The 2 basic muscle automobiles line up for three runs from a dig. The primary race ends with the Buick ending first, managing a quarter-mile time of 12.96 seconds at 108.29 mph (174.28 km/h). The Chevelle managed 13.24 seconds at 107.5 mph (173 km/h).

Race two noticed the Chevelle and GS switching lanes. This one was worthy of a photograph end, however the Buick nonetheless received, finishing the quarter-mile in 12.73 seconds at 109.03 mph (175.5 km/h) whereas the Chevelle took 12.88 seconds at 108.19 mph (174.1 km/h).

Race three confirmed what was already apparent – the GS 455 Stage 1 is barely faster than the Chevelle SS 454. Buick completed in 12.77 seconds at 109.02 mph (175.5 km/h) whereas Chevelle takes 12.94 seconds at 108.32 mph (174.3 km/h).

Remaining ideas

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Each basic muscle automobiles proved they’re nonetheless a lot fast even by in the present day’s requirements. Whereas there isn’t a modern-day Chevrolet Chevelle, the CURRENT Camaro SS nonetheless has a pushrod V-8 with round 450 horsepower. It manages the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds at 114.6 mph (184.4 km/h). Whereas nobody is suggesting that no progress has been made, in 50 years naturally-aspirated muscle automobiles have solely shaved 0.4 seconds and gained 5 mph (8 km/h) to their quarter-mile time, on common.


Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring lovers. My ardour for automobiles was awoken on the age of six, once I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Over time, I’ve practiced and grow to be expert in precision driving and to this point have take a look at pushed greater than 250 automobiles throughout the globe. Over time, I’ve picked up fundamental mechanical data and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Kind and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. Currently, I’ve taken a flowery to automotive pictures, and whereas fashionable automobiles are my major ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, battle historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automotive restoration. In time, I plan my very own basic automotive restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I anticipate to determine my very own racing crew.  Learn full bio

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