Hellcat Charger Devours Camaro for Breakfast
After a slow start, the supercharged Mopar comes from behind to chomp on the cammed Chevy like Pac-Man.
The video above comes to us from the Monster Garage YouTube channel and it features a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat taking on a fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro. This footage appears to be from the revamped Lapeer Dragway in Michigan and in the cool autumn air, the big Mopar sedan gets a slow start, but it runs down the Chevy muscle car on the big end.
Unfortunately, there are no details on the two American performance machines in action, but we can make a few assertions based on what we can see and hear.
Charger vs. Camaro
First, both cars have sticky tires out back and skinny, lightweight tire up front. The Camaro sounds like it is cammed and has big exhaust, making it louder than the Charger at idle. There is no obvious sound of forced induction from the Camaro, nor is there a nitrous purge, but based on the top end results, there is no question that this Chevy is making solid power. It could be a big N/A build or it could have something that we can’t hear, but in any case, it is quick.
As for the Charger, in addition to the aftermarket wheels and tires, it doesn’t need all that much to run in the nine-second range. This car could have a build as simple as pulleys, a race gas tune and a little nitrous to run the times needed to run down a Camaro running high 10s.
After the Camaro and Charger clean off their tires, both cars carefully stage and when the green lights drop, the Chevy is the first to head down track. In fact, the Dodge leaves so much later that it almost looks like a bracket race, but it is not.
Early on, the race looks to be an easy win for the Chevy, but the Hellcat sedan quickly closes the gap and at the end of the track, the two are side by side. In fact, we can’t tell which car wins, as the time in the right lane doesn’t come up and there is no win light, but the video title claims that this Dodge ran in the 9s. We don’t know that for sure, but there is no question that this supercharged SRT sedan closed quick on the Camaro.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.