OK.... these aren't Firebirds, but for those of us that are into the 4th Gens, we freely admit the Firebird is a Camaro with different fenders..... and a couple of amazing V8 engines - the LT1 and the LS1.
The interesting thing about the faster car..... this 350ci LT1 stock block has been destroked (3.25") to 329ci, redlines at 8,600 RPM, and makes 1,500 HP.
ltxtech.com ran their annual "Shootout" at Beach Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY on Saturday, September 5th. As far as I am aware this is the first time two LT1 cars have made side-by-side 7-second passes.
Thanks to Fastbird and ltxtech.com for the video.
Fastbird's Pics and Vids from the 2020 Shootout
The white car is:
Jonathan Atkins / Tick Performance - Current fastest/quickest LT1 - Turbo LT1 / T56 - 11/01/19
7.309 @ 199.10 MPH
The red car is:
7.83 @ 180.28
93 Z28, 396 LT1, single turbo
These are the people that are keeping the LT1 legacy alive ! ! !