Challenger vs Charger: Battle of the 1,000 HP Hellcat Twins

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On paper, these two Mopars couldn’t be more evenly matched. This race really comes down to one factor.

When it comes to the Charger Hellcat and Challenger Hellcat, there aren’t too many notable differences. The Charger has four doors, the Challenger two. Both sport some retro muscle car styling, more so on the Challenger. The Challenger is a bit heavier, with around 120 pounds of extra heft to haul around. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a wash, as both cars pack the same supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the hood producing an identical 707 hp.

The Charger and Challenger Hellcat in this video from YouTuber 728 Autos are also pretty similar. Despite the fact that both are far from stock. Both have been modified to produce around 1,000 horsepower. The Charger, according to our host, runs consistent 9s in the quarter. Both cars are obviously blazing fast. So it’s no surprise that they walk through the “other” competition on their way to the ultimate Hellcat showdown.

Dodge Charger Hellcat vs Challenger Hellcat

The results of this highly anticipated race certainly don’t disappoint. Both cars leave at the same time. And all the way down the track, it’s truly neck and neck. But in the end, the Challenger gets the victory by what appears to be a single foot. The Charger driver reveals that his fellow Mopar racer got him in the 60 foot, running a 1.40 to his 1.45. It doesn’t get anymore evenly matched than that, folks.

Dodge Charger Hellcat vs Challenger Hellcat

And that’s pretty much what we expected from two very similar cars. These kinds of races come down to the driver, and the margin of victory is ever so slim. We bet these two could run each other 100 times and each would win 50. Thus, no matter which Hellcat you choose, you really can’t go wrong.

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Brett Foote has been covering the auto industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ popular Auto Group websites, including Corvette Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among others.

Foote has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles and every other type of automobile, Foote had spent several years running parts for local dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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