The Mopar muscle cars have been always a symbol of speed and power. This time we have a speed battle between a classic and modern Challenger. The member of the old school is the 1970 Dodge Challenger 340 T/A Six Pack, while the new school is the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. This 1/4 mile drag race between these two Mopars, is a race between experience and technology.
The classic 1970 Dodge Challenger 340 T/A Six Pack under the hood has the naturally aspirated Chrysler’s 340 cubic-inch, 5.6-liter small-block LA V8 engine. With three two-barrel carburetors this engine can produce 290 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Beside the engine, there is 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic or 4-speed manual transmission.
The member of the new school is the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Under the hood has Chrysler’s 370 cubic-inch, 6.1-liter small-block Hemi V8 engine, rated at 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. These Challengers came with the 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. This SRT8 is more powerful and faster than the 340 T/A, but let’s see the actual race.