If you wanna make gobs of meaty, reliable power, then the Bow Tie brand can deliver. That’s why both of the machines running in this drag race are equipped with Chevy engines, although the execution is wildly different. In one lane, we have a supercharged Chevy Camaro, while in the other lane, we find a quad-turbo Audi S4, and now, these two tuned-up performance machines are going head to head in the following “This vs. That” video.
Let’s kick it off with the Chevy Camaro. Under the hood, we find the LT1 V8 with new pistons, which could technically bump the displacement up a smidge over the factory 6.2 liters. However, the big ticket item here is the YSi centrifugal supercharger, which yields more than 1,000 horsepower at the rear tires. Speaking of the rubber, this Chevy Camaro is running custom 15-inch by 10-inch beadlock wheels wrapped in 325/50 Mickey Thompson slicks. The Chevy Camaro is also running a full street-worthy interior, which, while it looks comfortable, probably isn’t helping when it comes to weight.
Taking a look at the competition, we have an Audi S4 sedan rocking a big ‘ole homebrew LS swap, including an LQ4 base, ported heads, forged internals, LS6 manifold, and a few other bits and pieces. The V8 makes its power thanks to no less than four turbochargers in another garage-built special. The turbos are 61 mm GT35s with a T3 housing, which is kinda small, all things considered. However, there’s four of them, and at full song, they’ll boost the LS with 24 psi to a claimed 900 horsepower. The owner says that the car has never been on a dyno, though.
Despite the Chevy muscle under the hood, there’s quite a bit to differentiate these two. With relatively similar power, the most important thing to consider is probably traction, with the all-wheel-drive Audi favored on the no-prep surface against the rear-wheel-drive Chevy Camaro.
Which of these racers will walk away the winner? Hit play to find out: