Watch as a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye destroys all-comers in a series of drag races.
When you’re going up against an 800-hp muscle car, you really ought to bring something even remotely comparable if you want to stand a chance of winning. These guys just didn’t have what it takes to even come close.
First, a Chevy Camaro SS. Sure, it has a 6.2-L V8, but it’s naturally aspirated and produces 455 hp. This one might be modified, however, judging by the aftermarket hood and exhaust tip. Let’s say a supercharger hidden under the hood manages to help bump this Camaro up to ZL1 territory, which would be 650 hp; that’s still less than the Redeye’s 797 hp, and it shows in the results.
A Cadillac CTS-V is a far better choice. Equipped with the same LT4 supercharged V8 as the C7 Corvette Z06, the CTS-V can go from zero to sixty in just 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph. That’s at least in the same ballpark as the Redeye and it even weighs roughly the same, but it’s still over 150 hp down from the Redeye.
Still, the Cadillac scoots off the line with the early lead as the Redeye fails to find traction. This particular Las Vegas drag strip doesn’t seem to have the best conditions as both the Cadillac and the Redeye are somewhat slow by the time the quarter-mile finish line arrives despite it being slightly downhill. The Cadillac finishes in 13.45 seconds at just 106.14 mph, while the Redeye finished in 12.76 seconds at 122.23 mph.
In a surprise twist, our last contender is a Genesis G70. We gotta say, the G70 is a fine sports sedan, featuring a 3.3-L twin-turbo V6 with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty takes around 4.5-seconds, and by all accounts, the G70 is a delightful daily driver with surprising agility for a car of its size.
But it’s no muscle car, and it’s no drag racer. It has less than half the power of the Redeye, and no amount of fancy suspension or traction control is going to make up for that. Enjoy the slaughter.