Dodge Charger Hellcat Takes On Chevy Camaro ZL1 In Quarter-Mile Action

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A Dodge Charger Hellcat takes on two Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s in drag race action at Mission Park Raceway.

According to a comment left on the bottom of this video, the poutine at Mission Park Raceway in Mission, BC is phenomenal. That’s something to consider the next time you’re vacationing in the northeast part of the continent.

Also, they put on some pretty good races with modern muscle cars, as the latest video from YouTube channel Wheels shows.

On the right, we have a Dodge Charger Hellcat, what might be the fastest sedan on the roads today. Under the hood is a 6.2-L HEMI V8 supercharged to produce 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This engine is so powerful and so desirable that FCA puts it in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Ram 1500 pickup, and would put it inside a Jeep Gladiator if they could get it past safety testing.

Zero to sixty is done in just 3.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 204 mph. Which is extremely fast for a car that weighs 4,500 lbs.

On the left is a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, powered by the same 6.2-L V8 as found in the Chevy Corvette. Power is rated at 650 horses and 650 lb-ft, which is less than the Hellcat, but the Camaro also weighs significantly less at 3,760 lbs. This actually gives the Camaro a slight edge when considering power to weight ratios.

But is it edge enough to beat a Dodge Hellcat?

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We found out in two races. The same Hellcat takes on two different Camaros on the same race track. This is the sort of scientific testing with controlled variables and multiple samples that’s sure to convince skeptics.

In our first race, the Camaro gets a great start but is quickly overtaken by the Hellcat as it speeds away to victory. The Camaro never stood a chance.

The Hellcat finished in a respectable 10.56 seconds at 134 mph, while the Camaro trundled along to finish a full second behind in 11.52 seconds.

Check out the video above to see if Chevrolet can redeem itself in the second race.

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