426 Hemi Cuda, 426 Hemi Coronet R/T Duke It Out

Drag Race

When you think muscle cars, you should be thinking about this engine.

During the lorry days of the American muscle car, each manufacturer had one engine, usually derived from one used in its racing program, that was like the holy grail of street engines. For Mopar enthusiasts, this was the 426 Hemi. This was an expensive and rare option, but these cars were so fast right from the factory that only recently Dodge has built cars that can outrun these old beasts in the quarter mile.

So, to demonstrate just how well the old 426 Hemi has held, check out this drag race featuring not one, but two 426-equipped monsters.

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