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Here's motor trends first test:
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Front Wheels Photo 1

I'm a little surprised they were real drive 3.7 seconds 0 to 60 but could only manage an 11.7 Quartermile. I'll say it again they should've put on those P corsa zero from the Viper, none of this all season tire crap. I know there's guys saying the GT500 has crappy tires factory but they're a lot better than all season tires. Also I think it's really stupid that they do their testing on a regular road. If you're going to quarter-mile testing why wouldn't you do it at a dragstrip and get true times. They need to do a head-to-head and bring the cars to a true dragstrip none of this bullshit street testing. I did notice the trap speeds were identical though. Interested to see a head to head comparison.
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Prepared surface versus real world surface, GT500 wins this one. .1 behind, not bad. This is fueling the Mustang forums, lol.
I'd disagree, from a roll I'd say gt500 has edge but stand still I highly doubt guys are launching gt500 on the street better. When's the last time you did a 1/4 mile race on the street! I've never lined up with a guy on the street and been like ok 1/4 mile!!! I bet on the street (especially without launch control) you'd outrun most gt500 before you slow down. Time will tell!!!

What I mean is that they tested the GT500 and ran an 11.6. On the street, who the hell knows, one guy might be running DRs and the other is not. 6SPD vs. 6SPD from a roll, that will be close. From a dig, 6SPD vs. 6SPD, I'd put money on the GT500 all day. On a drag strip, I'd again put money on the GT500. The Hellcat will be HELL to drive. My point, the hype will/has backfired. Before any numbers have come in, most would have agreed that the Hellcat was the quickest, not anymore. I was hoping, something I should not have done, that the Hellcat would have done better in the MT test. 11.7 is nothing to write home about IMO. 11.2, definitely the quickest without any debate. That was a short honeymoon, lol. Just wait for the much lighter GT350 to race the Hellcat and win, oh well, I'd still hock my left kidney for one.
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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 First Test - Motor Trend Page 2

Remember, this was with a 6SPD. Imagine how slow the Hellcat will be when someone tests the 6SPD? :ugh:
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