1000 HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat Races 1000 HP Corvette ZR1, throws a big punch
Corvettes have been running muscle cars for decades and the fact that these can now be used with superchargers straight from the factory only spices up the rivalry. As such, seeing a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody fight with a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 feels quite natural.
To be more specific, this bad boy packs north of 1,000 horsepower, and the four-digit muscle count has been hit on an stock engine – the beast uses full bolt-on goodies, including an E85 setup (85% d ethanol and 15% of gasoline).
And, to reduce all that power, the Mopar toy packs smaller rear wheels wrapped in super-sticky tires with plump sidewalls that make it easier to launch.
As for the ‘Vette, the ZR1’s 755bhp factory rating means it’s far from fearful of the new mid-engined Corvette, whether it’s the Stingray or the upcoming C8 Z06, which should pack a punch. an N / race-race. A 5.5-liter V8 with a flat crank.
This particular example was massaged up to 1000 ponies, although running on MS109 racing fuel.
And while that big wing might be the opposite of what you need in a straight-line battle, we shouldn’t forget the fact that the Chevy weighs 360kg less than the Dodge.
Both Slices of America are owned by YouTuber Mike Holt (aka StreetSpeed 717), the Challenger having become a giveaway car – the ZR1 is a veteran on its chain, and the yellow wrap that now adorns the vehicle suggests it could hold onto the Golden Bowtie monster for a bit longer.
Oh, and the battle we’re talking about, which awaits you at point 15:47 in the clip below, shows that Mike also enjoys shenanigans that don’t involve airtime.
We have to remind you not to use these street fights as an example and stick to the drag track when you feel like running