On this week’s episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, the team pits four Factory Five kit cars against a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 to find out if a ride you build in your own garage can be faster than an Italian supercar.
The Hot Rod team starts out in Las Vegas at the drag strip to see which car can put down the faster time. All four kit cars make big power. The 1933 Ford replica is powered by a 427 small block V-8, and is the most powerful car of the four with 510 hp and 496 lb-ft of torque. Next up is the Shelby Daytona Coupe replica, which has a 363 crate V-8, making 426 hp and 369 lb-ft. After the Daytona comes the Cobra replicas – one powered by a modern Ford Mustang GT 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 crate engine that makes 388 hp and 330 lb-ft, and the other powered by a Summit Racing 427 V-8 making 372 hp and 461 lb-ft.
After facing off at the drag strip, the kit cars head to a race track where they all record a lap time before the rear-drive Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 is brought out for its run. To see if the modern supercar can set a faster lap than the kit cars, watch the latest Hot Rod Unlimited for yourself below.