Great Vs New: 1970 Dodge Challenger Races 2013 Challenger

You know what they say – there’s nothing new under the sun.  Right?  Well, this race may just prove which generation built the best Dodge Challenger.  Take a look below and see these two head-to-head drivers compete on the speedway to determine just how much mettle the new Challenger has – or is it still in the hands of the driver?

These two racers, presumably a couple, brought out their 1970 340 Challenger T/A and 6.2 L Challenger SRT8 out onto a regulation strip to test out which one was indeed the better car. You should also watch what happens when Dodge races a Peterbilt Coga. While undoubtedly the 1970 model came out ahead, it also seemed like the handling was largely in the hands of the more highly skilled driver.  Let’s get a breakdown, shall we?

Side by Side Comparison: 1970 vs. 2013 Dodge Challenger

The newer 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 boasts an impressive Supercharged 6.2L Hemi® SRT Hellcat V8 engine capable of 707 horsepower and 650 lb ft of torque.  That’s nothing to wag a finger at.  And with an average speed of 108 mph at the quarter mile mark – it definitely held up to its reputation as a pure muscle car.

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The 1970 model, on the other hand, holds a coveted place amongst muscle car enthusiasts to this day for its acclaimed Six Pack 340.  Only 2,399 T/As were made and yet this 290