’68 Hurst HEMI Dart: The World’s Fastest Muscle Car?
Could this be the quickest quarter-mile machine ever unleashed by any factory?
With less than 100 built, these Hemi-powered Dodge Darts, – code L023 – is said to be the fastest muscle car of all time. Differing greatly from the base Dodge Dart produced for 1968, bare Dart bodies were shipped to the Madison Heights, Michigan, Hurst Performance facility for further outfitting for Chrysler’s Super Stock racing program in 1968. These unique 426 HEMI motors had been built offline by hand-picked technicians. The HEMI blocks were iron with a 4.250-inch bore and a 3.750-inch stroke, with a mild street cam, 12.5:1 compression, aluminum heads, and a cross-ram eight-barrel intake.
With an e.t. in the 10's there were lightened and featuring a cross-ram intake,they were very quickly unbeatable with 1/4 mile times running in the 9's.
The Ford Mustang GT350 labeled as that muscle car that can beat race cars on the tracks. In fact, its powertrain is stronger than any muscle car in the industry. In fact, to maintain their good reputation as a powerhouse in performance cars, the American automaker has invested millions in developing Wind Tunnel Facility. However, there were irregularities found on the American muscle - drain holes by the exhaust tips. Are these indicative of how Ford tampered with their design to improve the vehicle's performance or is it something else altogether?
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