For a car enthusiast, there may be nothing better than watching two fast cars compete head-to-head in a drag-style race. Witnessing the raw horsepower of each vehicle is a sure way to settle which car is faster. As the smell of burnt rubber fills the air, two vehicles jolt from the starting line in a classic showdown.
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A recent video showed Dodge’s Challenger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Demon facing off at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For those who may not know, the Demon is the more powerful vehicle with a horsepower of 840.
Compared to the less powerful 707 horsepower Hellcat, why would these two vehicles even need to race each other if one has an obviously larger horsepower? You may already know who is going to win, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to watch. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see these two powerful muscle cars duke it out to prove superiority?
According to the New York Daily News, both vehicles were stock and had no modifications that would give either an upper hand in the race.
When the 1/4 mile drag race started, the Hellcat got off to an impressive start, but it wasn’t long before the Demon used its 840 horsepower to take a commanding lead. The Hellcat put up a strong initial fight, but the Demon was too much for its sister car to handle.
At the end of the short race, the Demon finished with the final time of 10.07 seconds and the Hellcat finishing at 11.09 seconds. Both cars exceeded 100 miles per hour as the Hellcat had a recorded speed of 124 miles per hour, while the Demon had a recorded speed of 133 miles per hour.
There may be nothing more American than watching two muscle cars roar down a drag strip. But since the Demon costs $20,000 more than the Hellcat, let’s write this victory up as money over power.