Just-for-Laughs Drag Race: McLaren MP4-12C vs Stock 1970 Chevelle SS 396

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Here at autoevolution, not a single day goes by without us wondering what would be fastest, a brand new supercar or a musclecar from grandpa's youth. Well as of right now, we need wonder no more, since this video will definitively prove old cars are old and new cars are new.
A just-for-laughs drag race pits the McLaren MP4-12C supercar against a 1970 Chevelle SS 396 in original conditional, boasting a 375 hp, delivered through a 4-speed transmission. Equipped with "no AC, but has crank windows" and "genuine vinyl", the SS really has no chance against the best of Britain.

But even though it wins the race quite convincingly, the joke's on the McLaren when it comes to the price. While the MP4 has lost a third of its value already, the 1970 sports coup' is now worth at least 20 times more than when it was new.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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