It's an odd showdown.
In the world of high-performance cars, seldom do you see such a fascinating showdown as the one that recently unfolded in a "This vs. That" video. Picture this: a supercharged Chevy Camaro SS pitted against a quad-turbo Audi S4. Both cars powered by Chevy engines, yet their executions are light-years apart. Grab your popcorn and buckle up; this is a drag race for the books.
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Thunderous Roar: The Chevy Camaro SS
Let's zoom in on the Camaro first. A masterpiece under its hood, it's outfitted with an LT1 V8 engine but with a twist—new pistons that slightly inflate its original 6.2-liter displacement. But wait, there's more—the pièce de résistance—a YSi centrifugal supercharger that cranks the horsepower north of 1,000. Rolling on custom 15-inch by 10-inch beadlock wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson 325/50 slicks, this Camaro isn't just about power; it's about style too. Oh, and let's not forget the full street-friendly interior, which, while plush, does add to the car's weight.
Turbo Tango: The Audi S4
Now, onto the Audi S4. This isn't your everyday S4; it's a Frankenstein build. Starting with an LQ4 base and spiced up with ported heads, forged internals, and an LS6 manifold, this Audi is what you might call a homebrew marvel. But the real kicker? Four—yes, four—turbochargers. These 61 mm GT35 turbos with T3 housings might sound modest, but together, they pump the LS engine with a staggering 24 psi, reaching a claimed 900 horsepower. Although never officially dyno-tested, the S4's power is palpable.
The Duel: Traction Triumphs?
Both vehicles are engineered marvels, and both are bursting with Chevy muscle. However, despite their power parity, they differ fundamentally in how they deploy that power. The Camaro relies on rear-wheel drive, while the Audi brings all-wheel drive to the table. In the thrilling world of drag races, where every fraction of a second counts, could the Audi’s better traction on a no-prep surface give it the edge?
Whether you're a Chevy purist or an Audi aficionado, this high-octane showdown offers something for everyone: raw power, innovation, and a dash of unpredictability. And let's be honest—who doesn't love an underdog story, especially when the underdog is a garage-built, quad-turbo Audi facing off against a supercharged behemoth? So the question remains: Who took home the crown? For that, you'll have to watch the video. But win or lose, both cars serve as magnificent testaments to the endless possibilities when passion meets engineering.