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How much power do you think that the Challenger SRT Hellcat would need to beat the C7 Corvette Z06 in a drag race?

Reality Check: The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Wont Beat the C7 Z06 - Torque News

The Chrysler Group has been pretty vague with reference to the power output of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, but they have promised at least 600 horsepower and at least 575lb-ft of torque. Some of the e-thugs online insist that the output of the Hellcat will equal that of the V10 under the hood of the SRT Viper and those same people seem to think that a new SRT Challenger with 640 horsepower and 600lb-ft of torque will beat the 2015 Corvette Z06. The basis of their claim is that the Challenger will have 640 horsepower while the Z06 will only have 625 horsepower.

You know, because just having more horsepower guarantees that a vehicle is faster than a vehicle with less power. Or not?
 

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Depends on where they both tip the scales and then they need to be able to stick that power to the ground..
 

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The challenger looks amazing, but it's obese. It could have 700+ HP and it wouldn't come close to the Z06. In the looks department, I give the challenger the edge. But that's the just muscle car in me. It's cleaner and meaner. They're really not in the same class, though, so my comparisons don't mean much.
 

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Well so much for their prediction. The Z06 will have 650!
 

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I was behind a challenger in a drive thru yesterday... no joke, it was like being behind a 4X4 pickup... that damn thing is huge!!! :rolleyes:
 
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It's somewhat irrelevant, the Challenger Hellcat is Chrysler's last ditch effort to steal some sales from the Mustang and Camaro. Comparing it, a Mustang or a Camaro to a Z06 is rather comical.


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