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Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1

Two somewhat overweight modern muscle cars are still going at it after all these years.

They’re both pretty heavy, especially when compared with the 2015 Ford Mustang. But that’s not really fair now, is it? The Mustang is all-new, while the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro are built on aging platforms, both of which were originally designed for a sedan. Because of that, both cars are heavier than they should be. So let’s stick with the Challenger and Camaro here; they just have the most in common underneath. Both have been heavily updated since their initial debuts several years back.

Just this past week Dodge unveiled its newest Challenger SRT that’s powered by the new 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8, better known as the Hellcat. It pumps out more than 600 horsepower! Then there’s the Camaro ZL1, with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 of its own, with 580 ponies on tap. Is this a case of less is more, or simply more power rules no matter what? Which of these would you take home?

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