• Epic Chicago Auto Show Rev Battle: Viper vs. Charger Hellcat vs. Mustang GT350

    Rev Battle
    2016 Dodge Viper and 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat at the Chicago Auto Show

    The TFL team is at the Chicago Auto Show, and Roman Mica had a chance to put three of the best American sports and muscle cars through an epic rev battle.

    First up is the 2016 Dodge Viper, the quintessential American sports car with a huge 8.4-liter V10. This powerhouse makes 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The Viper is basically a track car that can be driven on the street.

    Next up is the 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat. The focal point of this big American sedan is the engine, a 6.2-liter turbocharged V-8 making 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

    The third challenger, a last-minute entry, is the 2016 Ford Mustang GT350. While not having as much power as the two Dodges, the 5.2-liter V-8 is no slouch at 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. What this engine has going for it is a flat-plane crankshaft that makes it sound more like a Ferrari and less like an American muscle car. It’s not exactly Italian exotic, but it does sound different than the Hellcat and Viper.

    TFL will be at the Chicago Auto Show covering all the big news and unveilings. Stay tuned to tflcar.com and tfltruck.com for all the latest news.

    Which of the three beasts has the best engine note? Check out the full video and start the conversation in the comments below.

    John Inama
    John Inama
    John’s love of cars started an early age. He bought his first issue of Road & Track at age 12, and has wanted to be an automotive writer ever since. He believes in the old adage that it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. When not writing about cars, John is a professional computer geek and lives with his wife and dogs on the high plains of Wyoming.

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