Hellcat Redeye Drag Races Camaro ZL1, Obliteration Follows

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In theory, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 are direct competitors, since we're talking about the most powerful members of their muscle tribes. As for the real world, the Redeye is obviously the sprinting type, while the ZL1 has shown it can master the Nurburgring, especially in 1LE trim. But what if the two are thrown at each other in a good old drag race?
Well, a setup such as the one described above is best handled at the drag strip, where things can be kept on the safe side and the drivers can make the most out of their Detroit metal thanks to the prepped surface.

Of course, things don't always go that way, which is why we'll be focusing on a street race involving the Mopar machine and the GM toy for today.

In stock form, the blown 6.2-liter HEMI that occupies the Challenger's nose packs 797 ponies, but the example we have here has been gifted with a custom exhaust and a tune.

The battle did seem fair, though, at least as far as the state of the cars, since the Camaro ZL1, whose blown 6.2-liter V8 churns out 640 ponies, had also been gifted with a custom exhaust and intake.

Nevertheless, we have to keep in mind that the Dodge is well over 600 lbs heavier than the Chevy.

Two runs. This was enough for the drivers to figure out which machine is quicker, even though the driver of the Challenger Hellcat Redeye wasn't exactly sharp with the snifter during the second blast , as he explains in the video.

Speaking of which, those of you who are in a hurry should know that the sprinting action kicks off at the 2:02 point of the clip.

P.S.: If this F8 Green Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye seems familiar, it's probably because you've recently seen the beast duking it out with a C7 Chevrolet Camaro ZR1.

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