|2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
Both the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger Hellcat are modern takes on the classic American muscle car. They feature stylish two-door bodies, are rear-wheel drive and have powerful V8s. In fact, both of their engines are supercharged pushrod units displacing a husky 6.2-liters. The similarities are striking…
But only one of these performance machines can reign supreme. Which one would YOU rather own?
Starting with the sixth-generation Camaro, in ZL1 trim its force-fed LT4 small block delivers some heady numbers: 650 horsepower and an equal amount of torque. All of that juicy goodness is sent to the pavement through either a tried-and-true six-speed manual transmission or a brand-new 10-ratio automatic.
Bury this magnum-caliber Chevy’s right-most pedal and 60 can be yours in as little as 3.5 seconds. Hold it down a bit longer and she’ll do the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, crossing the line at 127 miles an hour. Yeah, it’s fast, but it also moves like a proper sports car thanks to Magnetic Ride Control suspension and massive Brembo brakes.
Shifting gears so to speak, Dodge’s Hellcat trumps the Camaro in overall horsepower, delivering a legendary stable of 707 ponies. However, torque matches it rival pound-foot for pound-foot.
Similarly, you can get a Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission or an automatic with a whole bunch of gears (eight to be precise). Maximum acceleration should be very comparable, with the Hellcat blitzing through the quarter mile in a claimed 11.2 seconds on street tires.
Bringing everything to a safe, secure stop are Brembo brakes, just like its cross-town rival.
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