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Head 2 Head FULL EPISODE | Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody vs Chevrolet Camaro ZL1—Episode 105

Head 2 Head FULL EPISODE | Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody vs Chevrolet Camaro ZL1—Episode 105
hi there I'm Joe Neely ruin and I'm Jethro Bovington from motor trends

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Dodge

Challenger

it began life as a 318 means nothing to me but yeah little tiny baby be a new putting a 440 wedge motor but that wasn't enough so her husband punched it out to 505 cubic inches that's eight point three liters okay let's see what all feels like the reason we're driving this car besides it's just overall awesomeness as I wanted you to just get the total muscle car experience nothing but power perfect in a straight line can't turn can't stop can't have air conditioning for some unknown reason so we're out here in the desert we're gonna die but it's awesome just a moment in time Jethro's totally right this

Challenger

in cars my kids for a moment in time gas was cheap the economy was booming and the muscle-car phenomena seemed unstoppable then in the early 1970s came the one-two punch of the Clean Air Act and the oil crisis and well friends big blocks disappears and small blocks were strangulated the party was over but even during those dark decades a few enthusiastic engineers kept the flame alive then...
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suddenly around 10 years ago that fire muscle cars pony cars were reborn and more powerful than ever horsepower was back superchargers were back and routing tires down to the rim goes back to the man diesel cars sure are special salsa now although up there in the distance a little bit there's two things that might make you want to get out of this car okay let's get that Oh yeah those are work love it got the wide-body

Hellcat

and we got the

Camaro

zl1 which one you want with squat more power upset the orange one cool so even though you're legally obligated to watch the Royal Wedding you know what to do in this situation right come on that was that that was a joint event UK in America just like us so yeah we have the biggest baddest muscle cars pony cars or whatever you want to call them we know and love the Chevy

Camaro

zl1 already it's a 650 horsepower monster with sports car handling and while the

Dodge

Challenger

Hellcat

is familiar this wide-body version promises more grip traction and yeah it looks pretty damn cool to the point is they're loud unapologetic and ludicrously overstuffed with supercharged v8 forget those 60s and 70s cars this is next-level and look we seem to have found them on a very long very straight road okay possible summer up the

hellcat

might have 707 horsepower but it's the blown

Camaro

that wins this race why simple the Chevy's nearly 500 pounds lighter has much better traction due to superior chassis and it's 10...
head 2 head full episode dodge challenger hellcat widebody vs chevrolet camaro zl1 episode 105
speed box has shorter ratios the wide-body runs to 60 miles an hour in 3.9 seconds and through the quarter mile in eleven point nine seconds at 125 point one miles per hour but the

Camaro

is those benchmarks in 3.5 seconds and eleven point five although it's trap speed is a little lower at just 124 miles an hour remember kids trap speed is largely a function of power the more you got the faster you go in every measurable way the

Camaro

zl1 is the more complete performance car it stops better and pulls more lateral G and around our figure eight it runs 23 seconds dead that's supercar territory of course numbers aren't everything especially for muscle cars meaning it's time to make some smoke Johnny at this moment in time I'm gonna defer to your vast experience and superior judgment when it comes to your pet subject of burnouts and Jethro your deference is warranted in my vast experience in the land of free tires I can tell you that there are three production vehicles that make the best burnouts in descending order number three the one-year only 2015 Jaguar f-type R 550 horsepower rear-wheel drive Jaguar so jag Euler number two the

Hellcat

doesn't matter which one charger

challenger

any

Hellcat

made incredible burnouts in fact there was the very best on earth until the zl1

Camaro

showed up and it just became the absolute king of turning rubber into smoke yeah but Johnny have you tried the new boy the big fat boy the wide body with the big pearl is this...
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this how God looks like it would do awesome burnouts yeah because the tires are like 20 millimeters wider I mean what's the diff so let me guess for the burnouts you'll be driving the white

Camaro

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Hellcat

s got you're gonna burn for 30 seconds I'm gonna count you down from three ready one entitlement good smoke okay Johnny burnouts in your Olympic sport so we want to see a gold medal performance in three two one well that wasn't bad Hawkeyes king of the burnouts I beat you at your own game I'm afraid yeah you know you put those parolees on the zero-one it might be a different story but well done well done okay thank you but you know what any muscle car even...
from the sixties can do a burnout all day long doesn't prove anything I want to know if these cars have learnt some new tricks these are modern muscle cars they gotta be able to do corners as well so let me guess you'd like to drift them of course I would you know me too well why I brought my Formula D

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normally I love doing this stuff but Johnny is literally brought me to a go-kart track and I mean a

Hellcat

okay so if you can humor me with a little reality show style confessional eh I'm not really sure with the start of this course is butt beat I can't really drift so who cares sliding a car around actually does tell you something you learn about throttle response steering response balance and I'll show you nothing really I'm gonna attempt to do a rolling burnout around the entire track because well it's a

Camaro

and cares about drifting a white body held cap for extra girth on the narrowest drift track in America burnout for distance so let's see what this therefore if it corresponds to the tool a little slow so kind of a weird way to move around wata left okay this is the good daughter and you know what's cool is I might actually set the slowest lap ever around this go-kart track make jethro like job next to the car Oh if that restores pamita's wheels once johnny was finished his lap which was just before sunset i got a chance to circulate a bit faster the zl1 is still huge for our go-kart track but feel smaller much...
stiffer and has way more grip of course with six hundred and fifty foot pounds drifting is not a problem but this is a chassis that wants to grip rather than slip and while it's progressive it's less forgiving than the

Hellcat

which as it turns out is a big noisy pussycat to control when sideways on a real track the

Camaro

would destroy the

Hellcat

in fact the big willow it was six seconds a lap faster but this isn't a normal track

Hellcat

is the burnout King and drift circles round the

Camaro

to whatever come on Jethro it's time to get serious you want corners I'll give you corners let's go to one of my favorite roads this car sort of represents everything I should hate in that it's like huge huge heavy based on a chassis from like 1942 this is a blood instrument in so many ways I just love being at it it's the feel-good King of cars it's so cool if so called it looks so good it goes like hell literally yeah yeah and even though it's not a

Camaro

in so many ways it drives well enough that's what I would say the chassis isn't too bad oh there's more traction than you think in terms it grins it's not the last word in sophistication it's a real muscle car and I just amazing thing way too much power and torque right in all the welds the rear wheels but it doesn't spin around it never spend around it turns all that power into smoke smoke and joy wake up you have to go to work and like I'm gonna get the kids...
dressed you gotta like eat half a piece of bread but then you get to get into this for like 20 minutes and you're in the greatest-looking the craziest sounding misfit like you know iconoclastic batboy there is it makes me happy if you up and you had posters of muscle cars on your wall this is how they actually should have been from the factory this has AC seats everything that works oh and it's 50 times faster it turns great it stops it's fun it's kind of a complete package it is it's the muscle car from your dreams it's it's americorps wheels ah yeah it really is the good Americans cars like this need to exist yeah it's almost like the American blue collar Lamborghini hello yeah it's just about fun and enjoyment ending and being over-the-top and extrovert and celebrating how stupid does this thing is unstoppable it's gonna have to be settled on the racetrack

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now streaming only on the motor trade now start your free trial to watch on any device as a Brit who grew up thinking of American cars from light police car chases and like big things over steering with hubcaps falling on I want my helicopter half of that I want to drive around the corner and be overtaken by my own will trip you should have a button on the dash a new present and they all just they all just fly off what do you really spend most your time doing kind of commuting around if you're sitting in traffic and you're angry you can do a...
little burner just by touching the gas pedal also cause were this much smart going slow as they are about going fast yeah and nothing goes slow quite like the hell can yeah it seems the wide-body

Hellcat

has won over our British friend I don't know why I'm surprised there's a block of kids on social media that do nothing but throw shade at this car too big too old to whatever I guarantee that after two minutes of driving a

Hellcat

every single aider would be smiling now let's see if the lighter faster smaller better handling the same warm fuzzy feelings hey Johnny I'm gonna give you the easiest job in the world I want you to present a rational argument as to why the ZL up is a bad car than the

Hellcat

why pony it's a quicker car that handles better that if you really want to set a time or get some more quick that's the better sports car this is a supercar this can hang with you know Ferrari is this gonna hang with Lamborghini this thing is it's incredible so rationally speaking it's a better performance car than the

Hellcat

yeah I think in every dynamic way steering it's got the

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package give me a rational argument as to why this is a bad muscle car than a

Hellcat

wide-body it doesn't tell you the heartstrings the same way let that that health care just really check some interesting boxes yeah I sex the

Hellcat

represents everything that I don't like in cars but somehow I love it make it hilarious this is should be right up...
my street and I do like it it's awesome I absolutely adore I love the gearbox so much better it's almost your clutch good range on the chassis the way this thing's tight down where it gets into corners the traction the fact that is it's our turn so well and it will slide of course it will but it's progressive it just feels

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time as an alternative filling an m4 crisis and therefore this is 68 grand most m4 is out the door 75 thousand this laughs at them pees on them does it burn out on them lights them on fire steals their lunch money yeah I mean I said you are you trying to Majan what I'm told Phil under 600 and he wouldn't move the trash control system would just stop the car dead right if your own acre bury itself into the table I've with rear tires that's what I'm trying now is it's got traction and I think the difference between them on this road if you had this car you make the effort to come up here and enjoy it and drive there and terrorize the Porsches all that stuff the

Hellcat

isn't that it's just surprisingly good on this road because that's the thing right the

Hellcat

you'd have just as much fun just you know cruising down the street as you would on Angeles Crest it doesn't matter where you are you have fun cruising down the street as it is it's still can you dump burnout like we saw you know it doesn't really tingle tingle like the

Hellcat

does in kind of an everyday situation I'm...
torn between my purest ideals but next to an old honey tones and it stops and it's slow stairs and it does all the things I'd love and yet I can't stop thinking about the Helga look it's just about infrared it's gonna pull you in the boys teach you how to roll a joint you know and it's just it's a bad car I think you're right when you said about the split in the evolutionary line that the

hellcat

embraces what a muscle-car was yeah and then turns it into this incredible reality this almost doesn't even face pay lip-service to a muscle cars just like ginawa I'm not muscle car he's a hooked up sports car yeah that takes on BMWs and AMG s and all the rest in decent GTRs I mean you're gonna be as fast up here in this as you would be in a GTR and this has 100 more horsepower than the GTR is who could edit this bird out I'm thinking of like what's negative about it is it's not quite as like knuckle-dragging is the

hellcat

but like don't we spend our career saying we don't want knuckle draggers we want precise cars that handle well and and embarrass things that cost five times as much and stuff to witness we could at our show you know that really why okay okay we could call it an honorable draw the wide-body

Hellcat

is the muscle car evolved faster sharper but not so sharp as to lose that muscle car identity tomorrow is the muscle-car reimagined into a sports car sports car little shoes a European champs for...
breakfast either is pretty damn desirable but we do need an outright winner so let's go back to the beginning so conclusion to this

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I'm going to say right off the bat even though this thing has kick on brights we cannot cop out and declare the 1970

challenger

the winner we just can't do it I kind of want to but let's things down here how do you pick a winner it's pretty tough off the side or of five purpose of falling in love with Alka I shouldn't love it but every time we get it I'm the smile is I mean it sort of is everything that you stand for it's the opposite of who I've become for America these last two days it's a supercar it's a supercar but you know welcome I have to bow down to you I've heard you say that about yourself when it's around shuco come on I mean this is this is as tough as it gets and and since we're not copping out and going with this car just by like the smallest margin like if the two keys were laying on the ground and I can just go and grab one it'll be the

Camaro

it just it's just that much better you can't you just can't fault it therefore the winner of this hunt and is the

Camaro

zl1 I'll take it affiliate thought I was spending in Wales even kidney five like that'd be pretty American though that would be for you you know like like cheeseburger seat covers or something you