Every drag car and driver must go through the motions dozens and dozens of times before they lineup at the tree, and even the most seasoned pilots need to sharpen their reflexes and stay on top of their shift points.
And that’s exactly what we have for you below, a little test and tune throwback action between a mean 1969 Chevrolet Nova, aka the “Murder Nova,” and an evil 1980 Chevrolet El Camino known as “The Elco.”
Speed Society notes that both vehicles come courtesy of Street Outlaws but other than that we know little about them, and even then we have conflicting information as to what’s under the hood. Speed Society tells us there’s a supercharger under the hood of the Murder Nova, while Street Outlaws’ own website tells us it packs a twin-turbocharged big-block hooked up to a GM 210 Turbo 400 transmission.
Meanwhile, The Elco makes due with a big-block Chevy engine and a couple bottles of nitrous, while the crew also tells us it was “pieced together with no computer data analysis for testing.” Not exactly dripping with specifics, right?
However, all you really need to know is that this video features two big, black Bowties howling in anger down the Northstar Dragway– all the rest will be forgotten once you hit play.