Hennessey Performance decided to settle this once and for all, and put the two gladiators on a rolling drag race.
|Car||Engine||Horsepower||Torque||0-100kph||Top speed||Curb Weight|
|Chevrolet Camaro ZL1||6.2L Superchaged V8 LT4||650hp||650lb-ft||3.5secs||beyond 322kph||1763kg|
|Dodge Challenger Hellcat||6.2L Supercharged V8 HEMI||707hp||650lb-ft||3.6secs||320kph||2013kg|
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat has finally gotten its nemesis closing up on it in the horsepower game, and that’s what everyone is talking about on the internet: “Challenger’s heavier, ZL1’s lighter, but Hellcat has more horsepower, but still ZL1 is lighter therefore should be quicker, blah blah blah”. Hennessey had enough, so they got the two vehicles and put them in an oldschool rolling drag race to end the talks.
*SPOILER ALERT* In two out of the three runs, the Hellcat took the lead and stayed there throughout the whole race beating the Camaro, while on the third race, the Camaro was able to keep up for a little bit, until the Hellcat took the lead in less than a second. An important fact though: The Camaro being used in the video has a manual transmission, while the Hellcat is auto, and that changes a lot when in all three races, the results was very close. So this race can be a lot more interesting if both cars have matching transmissions.
So the Hellcat won this race, but I’m more interested to see some laptimes if both cars go on track. Yes, that means there will be corners.