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Watch A Dodge Charger Take On A Challenger R/T Scat Pack On The Drag Strip

It’s Dodge versus Dodge in this latest drag race video.

Hot off the digital presses from the Wheels YouTube channel (and by way of Motor1) we have this amazing drag race between a Dodge Charger SRT 392 and a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. It’s a family feud for this drag race where the stats are remarkably even.

It’s a fantastic matchup between these two cars, which is probably because they’re from the same manufacturer and have the same engine. Nonetheless! We start with the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, with a 6.4-L 392 HEMI V8 under the hood producing 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Dodge is less concerned with posting 0-60 times for anything that’s not called Hellcat or Demon, but the 2015 model was able to get to sixty in 4.2 seconds and do a quarter-mile in 12.6 seconds.

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Crucially, at least for this race, the Challenger weighs 4,231 lbs and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. It also has Brembo brakes and Performance Pages so the driver can see their performance, but that won’t really matter for this drag race.

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On to the Charger SRT 392. Once again we have the same 6.4-L 392 HEMI V8 under the hood with the exact same power figures as the Challenger. The Charger also has Performance Pages, Brembo brakes, but adds Bilstein adaptive suspension for improved handling. It also weighs 4,401 lbs, 170 more than the Challenger, and comes with an 8-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission

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So the Challenger is lighter and has a 6-speed manual, but the Charger has a computer-controlled 8-speed automatic. It’s really going to come down to the skill of the Challenger driver as to who will win: man or machine?

Unsurprisingly, machine won. The Challenger got a great start off the line, but the driver didn’t shift out of first in time to prevent their wheels from spinning. The Charger then shot ahead and the Challenger just couldn’t catch up. Charger finished in 12.55 seconds while the Challenger finished in 13.55 seconds.

Let this be a lesson: computers can shift gears better and faster than people can. It’s just a fact.

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