This is the difference between a Dodge Charger SRT 392 Scat Pack and a Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Are you still unsure whether or not you need the screaming power of a 6.2-L Hellcat engine or the burbling roar of a naturally aspirated HEMI V8? Well, then we’ve got the video to put your debate to rest.
Thanks to Wheels, the YouTube channel that showcases Mission Park Raceway in sunny Mission, British Columbia, we now have video proof of just how different these two Dodge muscle cars can be.
In the left corner is a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat painted in unimaginative grey. Although the exterior paint seems rather plain, it looks like something is going to be done with this car’s rear quarter judging by the green vinyl back there.
But we’re less interested in the car’s exterior (which you can full customize straight from the factory) and more interested in the car’s performance. Under the hood is a 6.2-L supercharged V8 engine that has managed to find its way into so many different vehicles that we’re just calling it the Hellcat engine. Power is rated at 707 rampaging ponies and 650 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is 190 mph with a quarter-mile time in the high 10-second range when fitted with drag radials and the proper gas.
And in our right corner is the Dodge Charger SRT 392 Scat Pack. The name might be a mouthful, but it indicates that this is the fastest naturally aspirated muscle car that Dodge makes, AND it comes with certain drag-racing technologies that give it a leg up on the competition such as line lock and torque reserve.
Inside is a 6.4-L HEMI V8 with 485 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. That’s a lot less than the Hellcat, which makes the winner of this race a foregone conclusion. But we’re not here to find out who wins--we’re here to see which car has the best run.
And honestly, they’re both pretty good, but we have to hand it to the Charger for its significantly more smoke-producing burnout.