Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: Video
Let’s start with the big obvious disclaimer. Street racing is stupid, it is against the law, and it takes lives. Don’t do it. Serioulsy, it’s bad. Now that we have that out of the way, I would like to present you with three and a half minutes of supercharged American awesomeness starring the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the Mustang Shelby GT500. That
This isn’t a review video or anything fun like that, but rather it’s a quick visual look at each of the cars followed by lots of highway digs. There is plenty of gratuitous noise involved for your enjoyment. If you were hoping to see a three-way romp between the cars though, sadly you are out of luck. The first half of the video is the Z06 against the Challenger, and then towards the end the Corvette magically disappears to make way for the most powerful factory Mustang ever built.
There are only two quick runs against the GT500 before the arrival of the local police put things quickly to a halt. The video is tons of fun to watch, and it is full of glorious noise from exhaust wail to supercharger whine and everything in between.
But seriously, don’t try this at home.
Continue Reading to learn more about the three American supercars in this video.
The Challenger Hellcat is the most power production car that Dodge has ever built thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 that pumps out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This also makes it the most powerful production American muscle car on sale. In true classic muscle car style, the Challenger Hellcat can be ordered with a slick six-speed manual transmission. An automatic is available as well.
The C7-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the fastest and most powerful factory Corvette in the brands six-decade history. It also features a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, but the Z06 produces only 650 horsepower with an equal amount of torque. While the Z06 may have less horsepower than the Challenger Hellcat, it weighs a lot less, and it comes loaded with a race-ready chassis that was developed in tandem with the C7.R racing car.
The Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra may be the oldest, have the least torque and have the smallest engine of any of the three cars here, but it is technically the fastest with a top speed of 200 mph. This mean snake rolls down the road with a 5.8-liter engine that makes 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of twist. Like the Corvette, you can order this mighty machine in both coupe and convertible forms.