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Drag Race Showdown: 2020 GT500 vs Challenger Hellcat Redeye vs Camaro ZL1!

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Updated with the debrief / roundtable from the crew at Edmunds discussing the experience of driving the 2020 GT500 against the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye and Camaro ZL1.




Drag showdown between America's most potent muscle cars! Enjoy! :rockon:

 
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GT500 FTW!

This car is as good as they said it would be, also see this being a 100-page post...
 

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The Camaro jumped the start on most of the races and still got its teeth kicked in. I can’t wait to see how the boys over on C6 spin this?:giggle: But Motor Trend says..............
 

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Epic! This makes seeing the snow outside even more unbearable. Waiting to be on the open road with this monster is proving to require great patience!
 

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Well Bloody O...GT500 was am-tracking them. It was just pull hard up top. I too wonder what the responses will be.
 

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Not sure about the competition but, the base GT500 is claimed by Ford to be the better straight line car over the CFTP.... lets see some more "tests" please.
 

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Not sure about the competition but, the base GT500 is claimed by Ford to be the better straight line car over the CFTP.... lets see some more "tests" please.
Yeah, if this was specifically for a drag race, I would've just done a ZL1 (non-1LE) and "base" GT500, but I guess these were their existing test cars, and the highest overall performance options (even if the GT500 might be a touch quicker in the 1/4 with without the CFTP).
 

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And all of the GT500 haters have dissapeared like a Vampire at sunrise! :)
 

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Heck, a base GT500 I'm sure if faster around a track vs. the HC Redeye, and is at least as quick (if not supposedly quicker) than a CFTP, so beats it in the 1/4, and a really, fully loaded HC/R gets up around $85K (you can do some paint/color/stripes/interior upgrades and get it into the 90s).

So see? The GT500 is a bargain ... :D
 

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The Camaro jumped the start on most of the races and still got its teeth kicked in. I can’t wait to see how the boys over on C6 spin this?:giggle: But Motor Trend says..............
:D

That 3 up race was just for show. They clarified where the times came from if you bothered to read:

"To clear things up: We ran each car separately at our test track (off camera) with the same driver and better weather conditions and got the results you see at the end of the video. "

Too bad they didn't have a C8 there :turkey:

Honestly, the ZLE did better than I thought it would. But NOBODY has been arguing that, stock for stock, it will beat the GT500 in the 1/4. And if they have been, they're off their rockers.
 

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Wait this isn't fair.....no GM engineers to swap in a set of Vikings and sticky tires for the Chevy? No Randy "S-baggin" Pobst to drive the GT500? What kinda fair comparison is this sh!t….
 

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I think most people knew what the outcome was gonna be between the zl1 and gt500. This was more of a real world test of the redeye vs gt500. The redeye needs that drag strip launch because it has massive torque. The gt500 is a roll race killer. Once they both have traction the gt500 will even beat the demon with the 840hp tune.

What I really want to see is the CFTP vs 1LE around a track so we can put to rest which car is king.
 

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