Built Hellcat Challenger Smokes Built Cadillac CTS-V
Let’s Pick This Race Apart and Weigh the Competitors’ Characteristics
The Cadillac CTS-V is the most powerful factory production sedan ever offered by General Motors, with the supercharged LT4 V8 delivering 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque in a sporty sedan that weighs just over 4,100 lbs. This is the car GM fans predicted would knock the Hellcats off of their pedestal. However in stock form, the Cadillac’s weight advantage isn’t significant enough to overcome the Charger’s advantage in power … but what about a race between a pair of modified cars?
Today’s video features a half-mile roll race between a new Cadillac CTS-V and a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Each car has been modified, and while the Challenger is smaller than the Cadillac, the CTS-V still has a weight advantage of some 300+ pounds.
The Cadillac’s LT4 has been beefed up with a smaller upper pulley (thus more boost), headers, full exhaust, an intake setup, a flex fuel kit, and low-side fuel system.
The Hellcat’s Hemi has been built by Tommy at SRT Autoworks with an upper and lower pulley swap, larger injectors, a Magnaflow exhaust system, a Legmaker cold-air Intake, an E85 conversion, the catalytic convertors have been removed, and the tune was provided by Barth Tuning.
We don’t have power numbers for the Hellcat Challenger or the new CTS-V, but the video below provides all of the details that you should need, as the heavier Dodge simply walks away from the new Caddy.
The two cars hit the starting line at 40 miles per hour, and both hammer the throttle. It sounds like the Challenger might spin the tires a bit, but that doesn’t prevent the Mopar muscle car from quickly pulling away from the blown GM sedan.
In the half-mile, the Challenger tops out at 169.4 miles per hour while the Cadillac could only muster 154.55 miles per hour.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy the whine of the Caddy’s supercharger as the Challenger walks away.