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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

V8 32V DOHC Supercharged (2.3l TVS positive displacement blower)
659 ps (650 bhp)
813 Nm (600 lb-ft)
1750 kg (3858 lbs)
377 ps / tonne
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Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Hellcat

Chrysler 392 HEMI V-8 Supercharged
717 ps (707 bhp)
881 Nm (650 lb-ft)
1892 kg (4171 lbs)
379 ps / tonne

Performance

  Mustang Shelby GT500Challenger SRT-8 Hellcat
Top speed 324 kph (201 mph)320 kph (199 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.2 s3.9 s
0 - 200 kph 12.3 s10.7 s
0 - 250 kph 18.9 s18.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.5 s3.6 s
0 - 100 mph 7.9 s7.6 s
0 - 150 mph 17.6 s17.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.9 s @ 99.4 mph7.8 s @ 100.7 mph
1/4 mile 11.6 s @ 126.1 mph11.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 8.1 s6.8 s
60 mph - 0 31 m (101 ft)33 m (109 ft)

Summary

  Mustang Shelby GT500Challenger SRT-8 Hellcat
Track Performance 400389
Straight line speed 9711066
Total 13711455

Verdict

Challenger SRT-8 Hellcat is the fastest by a small margin.

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uptownfunker  3y ago

I was surprised the new Hellcat I just a point shy! Barnacles! If we change the 0-100mph time on the GT500 (from 7.9) to 7.7 (Motor Trend got this time), we will see 2 or 3 more points added to the Shelby.


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hemisrt  5y ago

No one will get "ugly" on this thread. The reason is simple. The definition of muscle cars constantly changes...and anyone's opinion is as good as any. I choose to take a historical approach. I've seen Vette's that were modified into dragsters. I've seen them modded with oversized motors...which made them muscle coupes. If you read about stock Vette's, you will see them referred to as "American Sports Cars."


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BR2+  5y ago

Oh im sure they will come out, Give it time.

Ps: I just finished watching the movie Gravity...


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V8Supercar1  5y ago

Its nice to see we can have this discussion without the typical fanboy rage. Why can't every discussion be this way? lol


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BR2+  5y ago

I agree 50% and disagree 50%.

Stalemate homie.

@196ss

Thats an interesting way of looking at it, But saying that, one could say that a STI is a SuperCar compared to a Mini Coupe, But i can kind of agree with that view point, But at the same time there needs to be something solid, Althoug there really cant be since this is quite subjective, But i get what your saying.


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hemisrt  5y ago

WRT muscle cars...the Corvette never fit the original definition (see my earlier posts). It was an American Sports car...and always has been one. In the 50's and early 60's....it's performance was comparable to high end Euro sports cars. From the late 60's until 2013, it's performance was not in the same league as supercars. The new Corvette can now play in that arena. It has made substantial progress in handling (as well as interior build). The Viper is an American Supercar. Are they as good as the best supercars? No, but they cost 80% less. Neither, is or ever was, a "muscle car." Muscle cars by definition are cars that can be purchased by the "working class." The modern Mustang and Camaro are "Pony-Muscle." The modern Challenger is "Muscle." As they get better at handling/stopping....they are evolving away from the "muscle" definition....which will be obsolete in a few years.


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hemisrt  5y ago

Looks like the Charger will get the blown 6.2. It may end up being the fastest sedan in the world. http://www.torquenews.com/106/707hp-dodge-charger-hellcat-all-official


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196ss  5y ago

Why BR2's last comment was scratched? It was normal discussion, nothing rude, uncensored or offtopic.


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196ss  5y ago

I mean if you compare C6Z06 with Dodge Challenger it could be a supercar, but when you compare it with Ferrari Enzo it is more like muscle.


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bluefingers  5y ago

Enzo and Pagani are muscle cars, nah, FF, maybe, but not a 2 (or 3)-seat, 200-mph supercar.


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Shaggy  5y ago

+BR2+: I agree with you there.


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BR2+  5y ago

I dont particularly think its lost any of its Sports, Muscle, Super attributes , I think its more in how the times are changing. Vipers and Vettes by practicaly everyone have been called and considerd Sports, Muscle and Super, And i agree. But i still say SuperMuscle, And what do you mean Enzo and Pagani?..


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196ss  5y ago

I think the Corvette has evolved from a muscle car in GT in the mid-'70s, when it lost a lot of power, but has received significant improvements of braking and cornering. Viper, I think, never was a muscle car, but I can understand some logic when the nowadays Viper and Corvette is referred to the muscle, - in comparison with Enzo and Pagani they are.


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BR2+  5y ago

True it does, But i think the C6 looks more like a traditional SportsCar then the C7, Id still consider it Muscle, But less then a Stingray, C7 is pretty exotic and definetly a head turner, Specially here it would be.

As for the C5 ZO6...Id say its more Sports then Super, And more Sports then Muscle, But has propertys of both MuscleCar, SuperCar, And SportsCar, Vettes have always had those similiaritys with each category of cars, But as the generations get better, Theres more of one then the other, The C7 theres more Super, The C6 also but with a tie in Muscle and Sports, C5 has a tad bit of everything, But id say more traditional Sports, C4 more Muscle then anything, C3 and C2 definetly more muscle, C1 Sports.

As for handling, I dont particularly think handling should have anything to do with it, Handling is "Extremely" subjectiv(As is everything-_-) But old school tradition point and squirt Muscle seems to fit that bill, but was never a need. German Muscle is practically he same way.


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Apathy  5y ago

@BR2

The Stingray offers the same options and then some that put it a step above a C6 Z51 handling package in terms of handling capability and feel.

What, in your opinion, is a C5 Z06 considered? I've always considered it a sports car. Lightweight, good handling, quick lap times, competed with the best of the best during its production run, and so on.

My problem with using the term "muscle" to describe any car like the viper or corvette is that the term is usually used to describe cars with lots of raw power, but limited handling capability.


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lamboboy  5y ago

I think definitive sports cars= Honda NSX Type-R, Mazda RX7 Spirit R, BMW Z4-M Coupe etc. Along those lines.


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V8Supercar1  5y ago

i agree


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BR2+  5y ago

SuperCar, Hands down.


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V8Supercar1  5y ago

@BR2+
What do you consider the Nissan GTR?


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BR2+  5y ago

SuperMuscle..SuperCar+MuscleCar=SuperMuscle ie Corvette Z+ And Viper.

Makes sense, But i think the most Proper Sportscars, Would be a Miata and a Boxter and things upon those lines, Id call a C6 Z51 a SportsCar, But with the StingRay i think it getting further away from it.