Watch a slightly (okay, more than slightly) modified 1970 Plymouth Barracuda take on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 in a drag race.
We have seen both of these fine machines compete before at Mission Park Raceway. The Plymouth Barracuda we know to be an extremely potent vehicle with a reported 900 horsepower from a heavily modified 7.0-L (426 cubic inch) HEMI V8. We suspect it’s closer to 1,000 horsepower, given how effortlessly it can run a quarter-mile in just 9-and-a-half seconds.
That beats the Dodge Demon’s 9.65 seconds, in case you were wondering.
But its opponent, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, is also no slouch. In fact, this little rice rocket already has an insane power to weight ratio thanks to its 1,441 cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine pumping out 207 horsepower on a chassis that only weighs 593 lbs soaking wet. Zero to sixty is done in just 2.5 seconds with a limited top speed of 186 mph.