Hellcat Charger Flawlessly Walks Camaro ZL1 on Highway
Even when the Charger spins the tires, the supercharged sedan has no problem taking out the legendary Camaro.
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful Chevy muscle car ever and the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful sedan in the world. In the video above from the Slowcatt 707 YouTube channel, these two supercharged American beasts go head-to-head in a few highway roll races, but it is barely a competition. The four-door sedan makes short work of the Camaro on every run, even when the Hellcat has traction troubles at the start of the race.
The video begins with some random footage of new Camaro ZL1s lined up in a parking lot, followed by a preview of the racers.
Our hero in the video is a stock 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, offering 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a curb weight of 4,575 pounds. The villain in the video is a 2019 Camaro ZL1, packing 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, with a 6-speed manual transmission and a curb weight of 4,113 pounds.
The Charger is considerably heavier and has the same rated torque figures, but the Hellcat has 57 more horsepower. Will that horsepower advantage make up for the 462-pound weight advantage of the Chevy?
Since we are featuring this on DodgeForum, you likely know the answer to that question. Unfortunately, the passenger in the Chevy has a camera phone that captured very poor quality video, so we don’t get many good looks at the Charger, but we see plenty of the ZL1 disappearing behind the Mopar sedan.
On the first head-to-head run between the Hellcat Charger and the Camaro ZL1, the Chevy jumps out to an early lead and nearly gets out of camera view, but the big Dodge quickly closes the gap. With each shift of the Camaro’s manual transmission, the Hellcat pulls away in big chunks, but even when both cars are pulling hard in gear, the Dodge is pulling harder.
On the second run, the Camaro driver shifts right after the start of the race, at which point the Charger begins to hand out a brutal beating. The driver of the Chevy lost the race in this one.
Finally, on the third run, the Charger has traction problems at the start, allowing the ZL1 to get a healthy early lead, but as soon as the Hellcat got ahold of the pavement, it came storming back around the Camaro for another win.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.