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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody Drag Races Ford Mustang Mach 1, America Wins

The Widebody incarnation of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat comes to answer the prayers of those who believe that the 275-section rear tires of the "normal" Hellcat simply aren't up to the task of keeping the beast on the road. Of course, the meatier rubber brings a serious advantage in terms of drag racing and we're here to deliver a recent example of this.
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The sprinting battle we have here sees a 2018 Hellcat Widebody duking it out with a rather unlikely competitor. We're talking about a Mustang Mach 1 that comes from the 2004 model year.

The two muscle machines fortunately got together at the track, thus keeping things on the safe side and benefiting from the prepped surface of the track. Speaking of which, we have to mention that the two got together at the Mission Raceway Park in Canada.

Keep in mind this is a Mustang that predates the era marking the return of the great five-oh. As such, the engine compartment of the thing packs a 4.6-liter V8 that delivers 310 horspower and 335 lb-ft of twist. So yes, the thing packs less than half the power of its Mopar oponent.

As for what happens on the scale footprint front, the Blue Oval machine weighs in at 3,469 lbs, while the Dodge tips the scales at a meaty 4,254 lbs. Then again, these are just numbers and they hardly define the real-world spectacle that was the battle between these two slabs of America.

Of course, any drag race of the sort also comes with an effervescent aural side. And we're asking you to turn up the volume and be the judge of this decibel fight.

It's worth mentioning that the Hellcat Widebody also engaged in a second drag race. And while some might believe that its opponent was a Chrysler 300 SRT (after all, this is mentioned in the description of the video), that's not the case, as we're dealing with a modded 300C instead.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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