• HP vs AWD: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Takes on the Hellcat in Drag Race


    20147 dodge challenger gt and  hellcat ready to dragrace

    What’s more important in a drag race: is it horsepower or is it traction?

    The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT has plenty of traction. It is the first muscle car in history to come from the factory with all-wheel-drive. Of course, some may argue that the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT is not a muscle car since you cannot buy it with the mighty HEMI V8 but only with the V6 Pentastar that produces 305 HP.

    The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is the most powerful American car you can buy today. You probably know that the Dodge Challenger Hellcat pumps out a mighty 707 supercharged horsepower but there’s a problem. It is almost impossible to put all of those 707 ponies down to the ground since the Hellcat has tires that are not up to the job. They are too thin, too small, and on a cold winter’s day in Colorado, they have about as much traction as a hockey puck. In fact, if there ever was a car designed for burnouts….it is the Hellcat!

    In this classic TFLcar mashup video review, Andre and Roman set out to find out which is more important in an all out drag race. Is it horsepower or is it traction? The boys get together at TFL’s test track to see which of these two Challengers are faster in a straight line and which is more important in a drag race. Is it horsepower or all-wheel drive?

    BTW: Andre drove the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT in Maine in the snow early this year. You can watch that video HERE but check out the video below to see which of these two Challengers are faster head to head.

    Do you have a guess? Let us know in the comments below before you watch the video results.

    Here’s a hint. Roman only used 500 HP of the Hellcat’s 707 HP in this video to make it a bit fairer. He also launched the car without launch control while Andre used launch control to get the best start possible in the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT.


    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.

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    2 thoughts on “HP vs AWD: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Takes on the Hellcat in Drag Race

    1. The video was fun good info , tells the awd challenger boys don’t just race anything lol . the cars looks great I still think the hellcat is as stupid as the gt500kr if it doesn’t have awd which means the demon is top notch stupid without awd but it’ll make good fun as you get passed up by turbo 92 civics lol

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