Purple Chevy Camaro Meets Purple Ford F-150, Another One Bites the Dust

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A heavily modified Ford F-150 had a third-degree encounter with his brother from another mother, a heavily modified Chevy Camaro on the drag strip. It's time to see if they're friends or foes. And they settle the feud at the Texas Motorplex, the oldest concrete drag strip in the country.
First up, there is the 1971 Chevrolet Camaro that has been drag racing for the past three years, earning itself "the fastest car at the drag strip" label. So, it has a reputation to uphold.

And the twin-turbo nitrous-fed 5.3-liter V8 engine is going to make sure that it does. It sends 1,800 horsepower to the rear wheels through a two-speed Freak Show PowerGlide transmission. That engine has to pull 2,650 pounds (1,202 kilograms).

"It has a pretty good success rate," owner Steve brags about his build. However, the 1971 purple Camaro has never run a quarter-mile at the drag strip, so Steve doesn't exactly know what to expect from the muscle car.

Following modifications, the power unit was moved back a little for a better weight distribution. The car rides on tiny 12-inch wheels with beefy tires with double bead locks.

Purple Chevy Camaro battles purple Ford F\-150
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The Chevy will have to battle a 2020 Ford F-150, which belongs to Russell from Velocity Parts and Performance. It was he the one who modded the Ford, with no help whatsoever from the team.

The supertruck is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8, mated to a three-speed manual, which replaced the stock ten-speed auto box. The unit sends horsepower and torque to all four corners. Working on it all by himself, Russell managed to squeeze 1,500 horsepower from it.

To make it lighter, he removed or replaced everything he could. Just by putting carbon fiber doors instead of the stock ones, the truck dropped 120 pounds. He also took out the passenger seat and put in a sophisticated setup, each of the components having a purpose: to deliver more amount of power along the way.

The truck now weighs 3,800 pounds (1,724 kilograms). However, with so much power on tap, it doesn't have a roll cage. Not yet, anyway.

Therefore, the 1,500-horsepower Ford F-150 and the 1,800-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro are lined up at the start on the Texas Motorplex drag strip.

In Round 1, which is a quarter mile race, the Ford has a good getaway, but the torque of its opponent eventually kicks in. The Chevy Camaro eats up the gap between them and beats the truck by a car and a half.

Round 2 is a 500-foot race. The Camaro takes the back tire but flashes past the Ford in a heartbeat and crosses the finish line first once again. It wasn't a fair fight anyway.

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