Let’s go racing! On this Pure Stock drag remove showdown, we have a 1967 Chevrolet Impala Super Sports activity versus a 1968 Plymouth GTX. Before we reach the racing, let’s have a look at the competitors.
In 1967, the particular Chevrolet Impala Super Sports activity could be had with a 427 cubic-inch Big Block OF V8, or as a completely individual model called the SS 427. The SS 427 a new different stripe of 427 from the Super Sport 427. The Super Sport 427 produced 385 horsepower plus 460 pound-feet of torque. Our own featured Impala Super Sports activity is equipped with a four-speed guide gearbox and aggressive four. 56 rear gears. General weight with driver is really a portly 4, 480 lbs. Car Life magazine examined a Super Sport 427 in-may of 1967, and maintained an 8. 4-second absolutely no to 60 mile each hour time and a 15. 75-second quarter-mile time at eighty six. 5 mph. However , therapy was done with an automatic transmission-equipped model with 3. ’07 gears.
The opposition in this match-up is a late 1960s Plymouth GTX with a 440 cubic-inch V8 producing 375 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. It is equipped with the three-speed automatic transmission plus 3. 23 rear equipment. The weight with driver can be 3, 830 pounds, the 650-pound advantage over the Impala Super Sport. In Feb of 1968, Car Living magazine tested a late 1960s Plymouth GTX, and noticed a zero-to-60 mile each hour time of 6. 8 mere seconds, and a quarter-mile elapsed moments of 14. 6 seconds on 95. 6 mph.
Within the first race of this best-of-three challenge, the Impala Extremely Sport had a 13. 30-second elapsed time at 106. 01 miles per hour, compared to Plymouth GTX’s 13. 65-second time at 102. 05 miles per hour. However , the particular Impala red-lighted (started prior to the light turned green), instantly giving the win in order to its adversary. WINNER: GTX.
On the second pass, the particular Impala Super Sport went a 13. 50-second past time at 104. 37 miles per hour, and the Plymouth GTX laid down the 13. 61-second run on 102. 40 miles each hour. The Impala would have received on the better elapsed period, but the GTX red-lighted, which usually gave the Impala the particular win regardless. WINNER: Impala.
On the final run, each cars got a proper begin. The Impala Super Sports activity won on the narrowest associated with margins with a 13. 50-second pass at 105. sixty-five miles per hour against the GTX’s 13. 53 seconds with 102. 62. This problem was a testament to the Impala’s 4. 56 rear equipment, as the extra 650 lbs the Super Sport has been carrying should have crippled this from the jump.