30 June 2016
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This is very simple: we have three great sports cars from three great car-making countries. And we want to know which is fastest in a quarter-mile drag race.

From the USA, we have the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. From Germany, we have the Porsche 911 Turbo S. And from Japan, we have the car that has so far out-dragged everything we've put it up against, the Nissan GT-R.

This time, though, the GT-R might have met its match. After all, the 911 Turbo S is four-wheel drive and rear engined. The Hellcat is neither of those ... but it does have 707bhp.

Which do you think will be quickest?

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30 June 2016
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26 July 2016
Chicken feed mate

3 July 2016
Typical American car. Slow, heavy, huge, polluting, uneconomical, poorly engineered. The Nissan and Porsche would monster the Hellcat everywhere, road or track. I bet even a properly sorted car with half the power like the Focus RS will monster it. Pointless cars in Europe.

3 July 2016
@winniwthewoo: Actually, the Hellcat on stock rubber can do 11.2s on a Quarter Mile run. On street legal drag radials it can do 10.85s - both times beat the GTR and match the Turbo S. The reason why it was so slow in this video is because the Guy from Piston Heads can't launch a car to save his god damn life. Why the hell was he spinning the tyres so much???

3 July 2016
Given data from other websites the Hellcat should've easily been the quickest, but just like with the Yellow Mustang Piston Heads took to Santa Pod, they clearly show they have ZERO idea how to launch a car. He spun the tyres like a tool, started at an angle and probably left the autobox in its lazy drive mode instead of flipping gears himself.

3 July 2016
It fascinates me that US carmakers have links with a number of European makers, and yet the US carmakers seem to be incapable of producing a US made car for the European market. Big, brash and pretty agricultural chassis designs seem to be what US saloon cars are about. Maybe, if the Hellcat's engine was put in something like the Nissan's chassis, it would actually stand a chance of making use of all the BHP and torque it has. Let's face it, the US has been using drag-strips to 'wow!' Europeans with their muscle-cars over a straight 1/4-mile track, but seem to be incapable of designing cars so they can cope with things called bends.

Since before the 60's our saloon cars have been kitted out with much more sophisticated chassis and suspension systems whilst they are still using chassis designs that 'we' haven't used on baby's prams or fancy hand-carts for at least 2 decades. Maybe one day Ford and GM in the US, will use designers and engineers from the companies they own or control elsewhere in the world, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

3 July 2016
Given the Hellcat's 2 WD, a rolling start from 30mph would have been more interesting.

5 July 2016
Hellcat driver was spinning the wheels BEFORE the launch. Stupid & Pointless. A grandmother would have run a faster time by simply using launch control and flattening the throttle.

Not that it would have won anyway, but it would have been a better race.

5 July 2016
Hellcat driver was spinning the wheels BEFORE the launch. Stupid & Pointless. A grandmother would have run a faster time by simply using launch control and flattening the throttle.

Not that it would have won anyway, but it would have been a better race.

26 July 2016
Well GTR not so fast once again beaten by the best!

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