Yeah, you read that right − a 1970 Chevy El Camino SS 454 competing with a 2004 SSR. Does that sound fair? I mean, the Elkie has 7.4L worth of big-block power, while the SSR is more of a proper truck, albeit a light-duty one with classic 5.3L small-block motivation. So what does Generation Gap on the Motor Trend Channel think about the two vehicles?
Here’s some more specs on the two cars:
1970 El Camino
- LS5 454 with 360 (gross) horsepower
- M22 “Rock-Crusher” 4-speed
- Modified with Magnuson M112 intercooled supercharger
- 385 (net) horsepower
- Automatic transmission
The two hosts rated each vehicle based on the following categories:
- Ease of ownership
Both the hosts and the vehicles are a new vs. old matchup, but there can only be one winner − catch the below video and see which pickup ends up being the victor.