Here we have a 1/4 mile speed battle between the two iconic classic American muscle cars. A 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro ZL1 and the 1971 Plymouth Duster 340, both stock. However, both these classic warriors are serious racers and also have some serious horsepower under the hood.
Before watching the actual 1/4 mile drag race, let’s meet their factory specification. The 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro ZL1 is powered by a Chevy 427 cubic-inch, 7.0-liter big-block V8 engine. With a Holley 850 cfm on top this engine producing 430 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 under his black hood has Chrysler’s 340 cubic-inch, 5.6 liter LA small-block V8 engine. This engine with a four-barrel carburetor produces 275 horsepower and 340 lb.-ft. of torque. The Chevy is equipped with a 4-speed manual and 4.10 rear gears, while the Mopar has a 3-speed automatic and 4.30 rear gears. Both are equipped with classic Goodyear Polyglas GT tires. Now let’s watch the drag race.