Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vs. Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye vs. Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE - Drag Race
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What do you do when you have a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye and a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500? A muscle-car drag race, obviously. And one that features over 2,200 horsepower combined.
Full 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Review: www.edmunds.com/ford/shelby-gt500/2020/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=Ford%20Shelby%20GT500%202020%20Comparison%20Video
In this video, we pit these three super muscle cars against one another for quarter-mile bragging rights. Which one is the quickest? Watch to find out.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The Shelby GT500 is a high-performance version of the Mustang coupe available in a single trim level. Essentially a track-ready, street-legal Mustang, it has many performance features not available on the standard-issue car.
When you're the top horse in the stable, expectations are high. And nothing short of world-beating performance is expected of the new Mustang Shelby GT500. Since Ford ended production of the previous-generation GT500, Dodge has normalized pony-car extremes with its Challenger Hellcat variations, and Chevrolet has set new records on the crucible of test tracks, Germany's Nürburgring, with its Camaro ZL1.
The Shelby GT500 appears well equipped to reassert itself as the top horse in the stable. Ford developed a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission specifically for this engine and fitted huge 16.5-inch-diameter front brake rotors clamped upon with six-piston calipers. The adaptive suspension can adjust to various modes, including settings for track-day heroics or drag-race showdowns.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye
There aren't a lot of vehicles we consider to be muscle cars. The 2019 Dodge Challenger, with its outlandish horsepower and classic styling, certainly qualifies. Muscle cars are also known for their lack of practicality, but the Challenger bucks that trend by making fewer sacrifices in everyday usability thanks to its large trunk and relatively spacious rear seats.
The new 797-hp SRT Hellcat Redeye is basically the retired Demon but with a slightly detuned V8 and less drag-race-specific hardware. There are also some changes in the supporting trims. All-wheel drive is now available on the base SXT, the Widebody treatment is offered on the R/T Scat Pack, and a new dual-snorkel hood increases the Hellcat output by 10 hp. Some trims also come with fewer standard features and corresponding price drops.
Even without these latest changes, the Challenger would have remained one of our favorite vehicles in any class. It doesn't have the corner-carving chops of the Camaro or the Mustang, and we're quite fine with that. Not many cars have this kind of sinister style or performance that won't break the bank or overtly compromise your daily drive.
The Challenger may not be as quick or as responsive as the Mustang or the Camaro, but it's always a hoot to drive. The Dodge's sheer size makes in-town maneuvering a bit tough (the wide-body fenders don't help), but the meaty tires and upgraded suspension aid handling and body roll.
Full 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Review: www.edmunds.com/dodge/challenger/2019/srt-hellcat-redeye/
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has been refreshed, with new fascias, front and rear lights, and some tweaks to trim-level equipment lists. But the only quality-of-life improvement is the upgrade to Chevy's newest and quickest infotainment system, the aptly named Chevrolet Infotainment 3. Nothing that makes the Camaro a tremendous performer and rewarding car to drive has changed, but nothing that makes it an unappealing choice for daily living has changed either.
Spend any time behind the wheel of a Camaro, and you'll quickly realize it's sharper and more purposeful than its American muscle-car rivals, especially when equipped with the 1LE package - an assortment of performance upgrades meant to improve handling, steering and braking. For 2019 models, Chevy has expanded the 1LE offering, making it available with all three engine options, including the turbocharged 2.0-liter.
In many ways, the Camaro feels like the odd man out in the American muscle-car trinity. The Dodge Challenger has stayed true to form and is basically a rolling couch you can equip with a 797-horsepower V8, while the Ford Mustang has turned into a solid all-arounder with broad appeal for coupe buyers. But the Camaro has become a true sports car with all the ups and downs that entails, essentially abandoning all the traditional muscle-car traits except high-output V8 engines.
Full 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review: www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/camaro/2019/
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  • Edmunds
    Edmunds

    Read all the performance data, specs, and testing notes from our drivers here: www.edmunds.com/ford/shelby-gt500/#related-articles To clear things up: We ran each car separately at our test track (off camera) with the same driver and better weather conditions and got the results you see at the end of the video. Do you think the outcome would change on a prepped surface and if each car had drag radials?

    • thudtheace
      thudtheace

      And you still couldn't do it right huh Edmunds... Don't post shit if you can't do justice to each one of these vehicles...

    • BillHK
      BillHK

      The Chevy would run faster without the track package. That's too much downforce intended for grip in turns, not for drag racing. That said, the result might be about the same, as the Fors is really fast. Edmunds did a better job than these guys who only dragged it once and forgot the launch delay on the Ford. it-my.com/watchvideo/video-1zx8-CBtXIs.html Dodge has a faster drag machine called the Demon, and it's rated at 9.65 seconds at 140mph.

    • Challenger SRT 392
      Challenger SRT 392

      @billy heaton I was surprised the GT didn't crash..garbage.

    • Pure Adventure
      Pure Adventure

      Hellcat wins every time in these conditions!

    • Chad Ingram
      Chad Ingram

      For any one interested, as far as i know this is the only gt500 vs. ZL1 track comparison that i know of, it's from Mexico so it's in spanish around a 1min track - it-my.com/watchvideo/video-_vFt69oaPvU.html GT500 is a bit over 1s faster

  • DeadMeat
    DeadMeat

    Kurt Niebuhr's horrific reaction times easily cost the GT500 a few tenths in average 1/4 mile times.

  • Mr Perfectionist
    Mr Perfectionist

    ZL1 1LE Exorcist vs Dodge Demon vs Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Leslie Greenberg
    Leslie Greenberg

    Why didn't u go to a dragstrip...get true time mustang... 10.7....132. Chevy. 11.5. ...127. Dodge11.4.....128. What they. Should. Of done!!!!!

  • Marvin Lyons
    Marvin Lyons

    Should do the demon🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Scott Summers
    Scott Summers

    In most cases it all defends and ends up with the driver of the car...!!!

  • CJgot Everything
    CJgot Everything

    Hellcat and ZL1 and Shelby and CHARGE y'all should have add it the charger. But of all muslce cars I like the Shelby mustang

  • BigSlick40
    BigSlick40

    They had to make a girl drive the challenger to give the other guys a chance.

  • Richard Diaz
    Richard Diaz

    It’s never apples to apples comparison , isn’t the Shelby a car that has been modified by Shelby so they should have a Hennessy Zl1 in that video

  • Loser Squad HD 123
    Loser Squad HD 123

    The fact that none of them spun their tires to heat them up, and neither of them brake torqued off the line, and the fact that Carlos Jumped it, yet that Mustang GT500 still won. Edit: Also The biggest heaviest and most powerful car there, was on the skinniest tires.

  • Eduardo Carrillo
    Eduardo Carrillo

    Watching this is better than any of the new fast and the furious movies...

  • hurtnem76
    hurtnem76

    How lame . All of these cars being automatics . An unfortunate sign of the times when your 90 year old grandma can get inside any one of these cars and just mash the gas pedal without having to know how to drive or use a clutch pedal . Yes Automatics are faster 😴 but they are boring and don’t require any skill . I would never buy any of these in a automatic transmission.

  • hitandrun117
    hitandrun117

    I wonder if having the Michelin’s on the hellcat would change anything? Or if it’s just because the weight kills it

  • William Felix
    William Felix

    Bring in the super snake dragon snake to kill the demon.

  • 100PERCENT DRE
    100PERCENT DRE

    Somebody can't drive. Motor Trend's Great Race, the Hellcat took the Mustang in both the 1/4 and 1/2 mile.

  • ramazan tanbi
    ramazan tanbi

    you need to put ZR1 to the test which has just about the same H.P and see what happens. and try half a mile or a mile afterwards.

  • jack daniels
    jack daniels

    Should have done a mile or half mile watch the hemi smoke em all

  • Kevin Dupont
    Kevin Dupont

    Mopar..All the way!!!!...Stangs just sound real good...but they are not faster...lol...Please stop stangs ...yall are killing me with this...

  • ACE_Spitfire L3
    ACE_Spitfire L3

    Hellcat still cant put all that power down to the ground

  • CSAR392 T/A
    CSAR392 T/A

    Mustangs are so ugly

    • Richard Modglin
      Richard Modglin

      I disagree.

  • Michael Washington
    Michael Washington

    This was kinda false...in the real race that was not shown the mustang still lost...

    • Richard Modglin
      Richard Modglin

      They ran the over a dozen times at two seperate locations and the Stang won the 1/4 every single time!

  • G K
    G K

    I love the Mustang

  • Bryan
    Bryan

    I LOVE all 3 of these cars,,,,,BUT,,,,,,I would love to see the Corvette ZR1 come rolling in. You could say it`s the KING of all 3 of these cars.

  • Ray Jay
    Ray Jay

    and with the smallest engine, engineering my friends!

  • DPM Racing
    DPM Racing

    Until the mustang throws a rod or spins a bearing. And isn't covered under warranty

    • Richard Modglin
      Richard Modglin

      Well.. until then Ford GT500 is King!

  • R AJ
    R AJ

    Ford just keeps killing it. Mustang, SUVs, and trucks. They are already testing and developing new technologies that Dodge and GM only fantasize about.

  • Garrison Nichols
    Garrison Nichols

    Hey Throttle House This is how you make a test video! Thanks for making this video and not wasting my time. I hate 30 minute videos that are just all talk.

  • Johan Lebbing
    Johan Lebbing

    "Holy mary, mother of God"..

  • Yang 27
    Yang 27

    Get a Demon out there to put Dodges best foot forward on the challenger, or even the Dragpak. Then that GT500 would be seeing tail lights

  • Logue Raps
    Logue Raps

    Of course, there’s a woman lol.

  • Mikel Sanders
    Mikel Sanders

    The hot girl kept the cobra tires warm.

  • Mikel Sanders
    Mikel Sanders

    Man I didn't realize how fat all three cars are.

  • Alphawolf
    Alphawolf

    Not going to lie that Mustang look like it was Pulling Mad hard and I love it 😁

  • John Hollins
    John Hollins

    Wow! All these cars are so neat! My heart goes out for the Ford Shelby GT 500 an outstanding car!

  • John Cena
    John Cena

    At throttle house the zl1wins

  • Phone Backup
    Phone Backup

    I call B.S. You guys are as fake as it gets.

    • Richard Modglin
      Richard Modglin

      Ima guess that your favorite lost.

  • Rocket Raccoon
    Rocket Raccoon

    They should have used the dodge demon instead of the redeye

    • youngbreezy
      youngbreezy

      Results would of still be the same. Hellcats/Demon is just too heavy

  • Royce Verus
    Royce Verus

    Well I a mopar guy and I'd buy the Hellcat anyway but all of them are amazing and pretty much the Holy Trinity of American cars that put into a shame most of the European cars :D i love them all 😁

  • Richard Modglin
    Richard Modglin

    "No matter how many times we ran... The results were always the same. The GT500 won." Shelby is King!

  • Darren Robinson
    Darren Robinson

    get that stupid woman out of the hellcat. She can't drive. Get a man in there.

  • Syed Nazeer
    Syed Nazeer

    Ford id back

  • GRUZ WORKS
    GRUZ WORKS

    And this is Dodge Challenger Hellcat that came from Dubai to Poland. Clinched widebody, Vossen forged wheels, airride and other stuff. Sick 🔥 it-my.com/watchvideo/video-H5SbX4AoIYE.html

  • will robinson
    will robinson

    Motor Trend just put out their World Greatest Drag Race 9. A Challenger Red Eye, and a Mustang is that field of 12 cars. They raced a half mile but also clocked them at the quarter mile mark.

  • Blood Painter
    Blood Painter

    Mustang forever

  • old Radio
    old Radio

    Camaro's best looking

  • gmax876
    gmax876

    Did he say the ZL1 was automatic?

  • KingVik
    KingVik

    The zl1 10 speed beats the gt500 lol 1le smacks it on the track for less money

  • Benjamin Jones
    Benjamin Jones

    Soon as I heard they were all automatic I stopped watching.

    • Richard Modglin
      Richard Modglin

      That's ok I watched for you.

  • Later Bihhhtch
    Later Bihhhtch

    Switch drivers for true test.

  • J Shapiro
    J Shapiro

    I've personally seen a hellcat walk a Corvette and very little people own the maxed out mustang due to its price.......90% is douchebags with V6s that will wreck everyone on the road to win but will never step foot on a track......Chevy needs to fix that plastic interior.

  • Alejo 747
    Alejo 747

    She doesn't know how to drive

  • Juan C
    Juan C

    Apparently on a highway speed roll the Redeye is slightly faster.

  • notsory
    notsory

    Ofc the challenger lost the chick was driving it

  • David B
    David B

    Question, how is it that @edmunds & @throttlehouse test same vehicles but get very different results?

    • worthprime
      worthprime

      exactly

  • S1ick10292
    S1ick10292

    Edmunds Gt500 wins in a launch drag throttle house hellcat red eye wins on a roll drag🤔🤔

  • BillHK
    BillHK

    The Chevy would run faster without the track package. That's too much downforce intended for grip in turns, not for drag racing. That said, the result might be about the same, as the Fors is really fast. Edmunds did a better job than these guys who only dragged it once and forgot the launch delay on the Ford. it-my.com/watchvideo/video-1zx8-CBtXIs.html

  • 골든부잘
    골든부잘

    I love Ford❤️

  • Brice Triplett
    Brice Triplett

    Shouldn’t have used the 1LE for the Camaro

  • olicc
    olicc

    As a long time Mustang fan and owner Im happy to see these results.

  • Matthew Burkholder
    Matthew Burkholder

    dual clutch and over 100 HP over the Camaro is big advantage.

  • POWER & WILL
    POWER & WILL

    Y'all suck at driving. I'm a Chevy man but that gt500 if it was dragged right. 11.2. Dude has terrible timing and still won easy. The 5.2 is just a better engine. I hate to admit it. Ford has better engines now.

  • jason wise
    jason wise

    Did all the former motortrend drivers get fired? Or is this just an extra feature.

  • Crs inla
    Crs inla

    What hellcat?

  • Tony The Truck Guy
    Tony The Truck Guy

    2:53 “yeah, it’s unfair that Kurt is totally sleeping on the light and still gets to win”. As she was literally the last one to leave the line... On that note, “guys I think I need more NOS” 😂

    • Tony The Truck Guy
      Tony The Truck Guy

      Lmao, WHAT?

    • Stephen Tisdale
      Stephen Tisdale

      Up in 1934 Ford Pickup Truck

  • Papote 44
    Papote 44

    She doesn't know what she's doing.

  • g uno 66
    g uno 66

    Must suck losing in a straight line with a challenger when that’s all it can do

  • mike mcgowen
    mike mcgowen

    Look at my page to see it go much faster than that one did

  • mike mcgowen
    mike mcgowen

    I call bs my stock redeye at over 8000da runs a 10.8 on a track in high elevation Colorado

  • Sir Puck
    Sir Puck

    Look, I like all these cars, although I personally got the Charger, BUT one if them is a very limited edition. The Shelby. How about you compare something that isn't limited edition. Granted the HP in the Shelby is insane. And if you're going limited edition style, why not the Camaro Exorcist and the Challenger Demon?

  • Dead Lock
    Dead Lock

    gt500 why not the ford GT?????

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