2018 Dodge Demon, 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE and Ford Mustang GT350R Finally Meet

2018 Dodge Demon, 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE, Mustang GT350R 1 photo
Photo: Ralph Gilles/Instagram
Ladies and gentlemen drivers, the wait is (almost) over, as the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R have finally met.
As for the mention in the bracket, we dropped this since, at least for now, we're only dealing with a photo that portrays the muscle trifecta.

The pic comes from FCA head designer Ralph Gilles, who is one of the most social media-active execs out there and has taken to Instagram to bring us this x-ray of America.

The three have gotten together at the M1 Concourse facility in Pontiac, Michigan at it remains to be seen if we end up with footage showing them doing the velocity thingie.

The photo only gets more enticing if we factor in that the three aren't even direct competitors. For one thing, the 650 hp Camaro ZL1 and the 840 hp Demon are obviously not fitting for that title, and the 1LE package on the first expands the gap even more.

We're talking about the kind of Chevrolet Camaro that can lap the Green Hell in a stunning 7:16 (here's the footage of the devilish run), besting track toys such as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK. So it's only normal for this to deliver a totally different experience compared to the drag strip-addicted Mopar machine.

As for the Blue Oval machine, the still-in-the-oven Shelby GT500 would be a more fitting weapon for this fight. According to the latest reports, the most powerful production 'Stang ever will be animated by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8.

And while the estimated output of the 2019 GT500 sits at 680 horses, we could see Ford Performance taking the uber-pony past the 700 hp border.

Why do we have such expectations? Well, while the considerably lighter Mustang doesn't need such an output figure to beat the Hellcat, horsepower bragging rights might just be more important than ever these days.


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A post shared by @ralphgilles on Jul 28, 2017 at 8:49am PDT

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