Check out two brand new 2019 muscle cars duke it out on the drag strip.
It’s the battle of the 6.2-L supercharged V8s, but this time these cars come from totally different manufacturers.
On the left, we have the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the fastest Camaro ever built. With 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, the ZL1 can rocket from zero to sixty in just 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 190 mph. Quarter-mile times are measured at just under 12 seconds on street radials, while drag radials can push that time even lower.
Which is none other than the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The Hellcat has more power at 707 horses and the same amount of torque as the Camaro but weighs over 700 lbs more. Even with that extra poundage, the Hellcat is known to achieve quarter-mile times of just under 10 seconds with the right driver behind the wheel.
Both cars drive power to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission, with the Camaro enjoying Ford’s 10-speed while the Hellcat has the tried, tested, and true ZF 8-speed.
On paper, the Camaro enjoys a slight advantage considering power-to-weight, but the Hellcat has a legendary reputation for drag racing. The announcer says that both cars have run in the high 11-second range in their previous matchup, so this is anybody’s race.
Both cars achieve a fantastic start with very little time lost to reflexes and are neck-and-neck down the line. They stay practically joined at the hubcap even past the 1/8th-mile mark, and even at the end things are so close we can hardly tell which car has the lead.
In the end, it’s the final times that reveal the winner. The Hellcat finished in 11.95 seconds at 121.49 mph, while the Camaro finished in 11.87 seconds at 121.91 mph.
Check out the last race at the end to see the Hellcat take on a modified Foxbody Mustang and regain a bit of its honor.