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2015 Mustang GT vs. 2015 Challenger Hellcat

Does anyone think that the 2015 Mustang GT will be able to be a match against the new 2015 Challenger Hellcat? I think it would be crazy cool if it could but with 707 HP I don't think it will be able to keep up. What's your opinion? And has anyone been in a ride I'm both?

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Hellcat and GT will not be competing with each other. The question to ask is will the Shelby beat the Hellcat. And If I had to guess I would say it will out handle the Hellcat at least, might not quite beat it in a straight line. It will be interesting to see what they do with the Shelby in response for sure though.


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Does anyone think that the 2015 Mustang GT will be able to be a match against the new 2015 Challenger Hellcat? I think it would be crazy cool if it could but with 707 HP I don't think it will be able to keep up. What's your opinion? And has anyone been in a ride I'm both?
Match what? Is this even a serious question?
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The Hellcat starts at 55k (and you can bet there will be dealer markups). It's priced as a top line performance model, so comparing it to the new 2016 SVT model would be more appropriate. No Mustang variant will likely beat it in a straight line consistently, but the hi Po Mustangs will likely wipe the floor with it on anything that involves turns.

The Challenger RT Scat Pack at 38k is an interesting comparison. It has engine upgrades that give it 485 hp. However it still has a massive gap in weight with the GT and will suffer in any competition outside the drag strip.

I think both companies are going different directions. Dodge is sticking to the model of building a powerful, comfortable Boulevard cruiser while Ford is looking to bring the Mustang closer to balanced sports car performance.

One area where Dodge has the edge is the transmissions being offered.

Other than that, I prefer the Ford in every way. Never could buy a Chrysler product.

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Did someone say it's called Scat pack? That's hysterical. 👏

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Why is that funny?
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The Hellcat is running 11.2 1/4 mile times, With stock rubber, 10.85 on drag radials, thats pretty fast in my books,

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Shoot I don't know what i was thinking. Definitely not the GT but the Shelby. My mistake. I think one of the things I like most is the strong muscle look that the still challenger has.
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Shoot I don't know what i was thinking. Definitely not the GT but the Shelby. My mistake. I think one of the things I like most is the strong muscle look that the still challenger has.
Rumor has it that the next car will be a GT350 ,which was never intended as a high horsepower bruiser like the current GT500 is.

It has always been more track oriented, much like the Boss 302s were.
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I don't see the Shelby being faster than the Hellcat.
I see the Shelby having 550hp or less.

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The 2015 GT350 wont be blown, but I'd bet a bottle that the 16 will be. That said, the flat plane crank Coyote is supposed to have 500 HP NA. Twin turbo or put a blower on that and the Hellcat won't have the crown for very long. Speculation, sure, but Ford has been upping the ante on a consistent basis. Why stop now? The bow ties are the ones that are going to be suffering.

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A stock 2013 GT500 does an 11.6 on it's street tires.... so the 660 horse Mustang doesn't give up too much to the 47 HP Dodge advatage. Thank goodness the Hellcat is still a pig.

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Why are earth are the Hellcat and Mustang being compared? They have absolutely nothing to do with one another. It's like asking if a Twizzler will be faster than an oscillating fan.

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A stock 2013 GT500 does an 11.6 on it's street tires.... so the 660 horse Mustang doesn't give up too much to the 47 HP Dodge advatage. Thank goodness the Hellcat is still a pig.
I would take a GT500 or ZL1 over that Hellcat. Both of them are slower in a straight line but handle much better. For that money, I want something that's a more complete driving experience instead of just a straight line brute.


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