In episode six of the TFLcar video series Hellcat VS., Roman Mica and Paul Gerrard set out to drag race the Dodge Challenger Hellcat versus a BMW M3 and a 392 HEMI Challenger. The event took place at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado, a mile above the sea.
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Even though they are roughly in the $60,000-70,000 starting price range too, the Hellcat and the F80 M3 can’t be more different from another. The Challenger shines on straight line performance and it’s substantially heavier than the M3 Sedan – 4,449-pound curb weight vs. M3’s 3,600 pounds.
The Hellcat also uses a 707-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine compared to M3’s 3.0 liter and 425 horsepower.
So it’s the Hellcat a viable option to the M3? Take a look starting at 8:20 minutes to see.