Both the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE prove that the U.S. continues to produce some of the fiercest and most over-the-top performance cars on the planet. Which is best?
The guys over at Throttle House recently had the opportunity to pit the two against each other in a clip that highlights the strengths of both cars.
Kicking off the review is a drag race between the pair. On paper, the Hellcat Redeye has the obvious advantage as its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivers 797 hp and 707 lb-ft (957 Nm) of torque. By comparison, the Camaro ZL1 1LE uses a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 650 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm). The Hellcat tested featured an automatic transmission while the Camaro had a manual. It shouldn’t shock anyone then that it is the Dodge that takes an easy win in the drag race.
It’s a different story when it comes to the race track. The Camaro ZL1 1LE is right at home on a circuit and comes from the factory with extraordinary levels of adjust-ability that allow it to be tweaked to suit any particular track.
The best time recorded with the Challenger Hellcat Redeye was a 1:16.08, placing it behind the likes of the BMW M2 Competition, Tesla Model 3 Performance, Honda Civic Type R, and new Toyota Supra. By comparison, the Camaro ZL1 1LE recorded a blistering 1:11.12, almost a full five seconds faster than the Dodge.
Which would you rather own? Let us know below.