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Chevy Working On ZL1-Based Cobra Jet/Drag Pak Fighter For The Straight Strip?

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Lately the talk has been all about how Ford would soon be building a new GT500 to take on the raging 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but the tables may have turned: reports are now emerging that Chevy is aiming to take the factory-built drag racing fight to Ford and Dodge.

Dodge has offered its Challenger Drag Pak, a heavily modified production car built for several stock-esque divisions of drag racing, for years now. Likewise, Ford Racing has put together a Mustang Cobra Jet package for the same purpose.

Chevy's entry is said to be ZL1-based, according to LSXTV, and may get the title of Stock Eliminator, after one of the classes it'll likely be eligible to compete in. So far there aren't any details on the package, either performance or otherwise, so keep your eyes peeled for more to come soon. One thing we do know, however: having all three of the American muscle manufacturers in the game will only benefit the competitors.
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  1. Here's the thing: Nowhere but LSXtv has had any input on this. I called a GM rep yesterday and got a "No Comment"... and we haven't seen any sort of confirmation, either. I'd take this with a grain of salt for now. It wouldn't be the first time LSXTv was wrong.
     
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  2. As a Dodge fan I welcome Chevy to the "muscle car wars". Although MoPars have been successful well beyond their numbers in drag racing, Chevy has always given MoPars their best competition due in part to overwhelming numerical advantage. Dodge must be considered the front runner due to it's traditional power advantage, but the Chevy's presence will make things more interesting. Better late than never Chevy.
     
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