Hellcat Cat Fight! Manual vs. Automatic
TFL’s Roman Mica took our 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to the quarter-mile drag strip at Bandimere Raceway and found Jesse, the owner of a 2015 Hellcat with a manual transmission, who agreed to race him. Both cars are 707-hp, rear-wheel drive muscle-bound scream machines. But which one is faster, the 6-speed manual or the 8-speed automatic? And perhaps more importantly, who is the better driver, Roman or Jesse?
Without giving away the results, here are some results to feast on:
- Fastest 1/4-mile time: 12.4 seconds
- Slowest 1/4-mile time: 13.8 seconds
- Fastest speed reached: 117.7 mph
- Slowest speed recorded: 113.3 mph
I’ll leave it up to you guys in the comments section to weigh in on just how much of an advantage Roman had with a nearly empty tank of gas vs. Jesse’s full tank.
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