S65 AMG Sedan vs Challenger Hellcat: American vs German Muscle Cars

Depending on how you look at it, this next video will either be extremely entertaining or very depressing. Why? Because it's got two of the hottest cars in the world right now and you probably don't own any of them.
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This is a muscle car rev battle unlike anything you've ever seen before: supercharger versus twin turbocharger, V8 vs V12, America versus Germany, SRT vs AMG Bud Light vs Beck's… you name it.

The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat is a car that needs no introduction, the most powerful model of its kind ever produced boasts 707 horsepower, which is more than a Lamborghini Aventador.

Even though it has four more cylinders, the V12-powered S65 AMG sedan actually has a smaller displacement, "just" 6 liters, put together by hand. Thanks to a twi-turbo system, it delivers 621 hp, 86 less than the Hellcat.

Mercedes claims its rear-wheel drive V12 super-sedan will do 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, though the Dodge is actually faster, claiming 60 in the low 3 second range. It also has a more impressive top speed of 199 miles per hour, since Mercedes limits all its cars to 155 mph.

We wish we could tell you that the Mercedes looks better, but even the German car fans in the office admit the SRT Hellcat is eventful and masculine. All the S65 AMG has is a bit more trim at the front and a badge so you don't confuse it for the S63.

Price? Comparing these two is like comparing a Toyota Camry to Lexus IS F. The Merc is supercar-expensive at over $220,000, while the Challenger starts at only $60,000. No wonder Dodge can't keep up with demand.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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