Two cars line up at the lights. One is a pristine, $847,000 Porsche 918 Spyder powered by a race-derived 608 hp 4.6L V8 supplemented by two electric motors delivering an additional 279 hp, for a combined total of 887 hp.
The other is a tired-looking 1970 Chevrolet Camaro with patina paint, a crappy vinyl top, and spots of rust. It’s easy to assume that this junker stands no chance. Or does it?
This David-versus-Goliath tale actually took place at Streetcar Takeover Atlanta this past weekend and it plays out in real time at the end of the video below. We won’t ruin the outcome, but as you may have guessed there’s a lot more to the Camaro than meets the eye.
Nicknamed “Junk,” this second-generation Camaro embodies all we love about sleepers. It might not look the part, but under the hood sits a 7.0L LS7 engine crate motor. The LS7 was then massaged by Proline Racing and strapped with two massive 76 mm turbos that help the ‘Junk’ Camaro put 1,400 hp to the rear wheels on 22-23 lbs of boost.
With a few seamless launches, the Camaro manages to run the quarter-mile time in the high 8-second and low 9-second range, even achieving a run of 8.889 seconds. It absolutely obliterates a Dodge Charger, but is it enough to embarrass the mighty 918? Place your bets and find out below.