Dodge Challenger Hellcat Drag Races Corvette Z06 in the Half-Mile


Allow us to kick off this drag racing tale by mentioning both slabs of America engaged in this brawl come in 100 percent factory stock condition. Sure, this mention won’t help settle the debate between the two camps (regardless of which car wins), but, hopefully, it will keep the fight on reasonable terms.

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 seen here engaged in a half-mile battle and we’ll have to mention the results that matter have to do with the trap speeds.

Alas, the two drivers who decided to measure the straight line might of their 6.2-liter supercharged machines only went for a single run – usually, those who want to deliver a definitive conclusion choose a three-out-of-five or at least a two-out-of-three approach.

Regardless, the battle seen here is nothing short of delicious, with the aural side of the brawl deserving plenty of credit for this – and yes, when it comes to the decibel side of the fight, the Mopar machine is certainly the dominating figure.

Speaking of which, you’ll notice the Hellcat driver experiences hefty wheelspin at the start of the race. Well, Dodge is well aware of how difficult it is to launch a Hellcat, with or without an automatic tranny, which is why the carmaker is currently working on the Challenger ADR (here’s a set of juicy spy shots).

With those three letters standing for American Drag Racer, we’ve already shown you the prototypes for the muscle car. With the extra-fat tires, the Dodge Challenger ADR test cars almost look like toy cars. Nevertheless, things will change once these muscle machines get their factory widebody kit that hasn’t be spotted by our lens-gifted spies yet.

P.S.: Given the aural mentioned we made above, make sure to turn up the volume before reaching for that “play” button.