The 2016 Ford Mustang GT is going up against the Dodge Challenger Hellcat but which of the two is going to emerge as the winner?
There has been a great deal of talk going around about the Ford Mustang GT coupe offering 727 horses from Lebanon Ford, which the price tag of $40,000. This is said to be able to kill off the Dodge Challenger Hellcat for a lower price. However there are some key points that haven’t been taken into account when making the head to head comparison.
You can give Lebanon Ford a ring and order up the 2016 Mustang GT coupe which comes with the 2 Roush supercharger and it is going to offer you 727 horses. Whether it is going to beat the Dodge Challenger Hellcat remains to be seen.
You get the V8 5 litre engine which not only gives you those 727 horses but also 610 of torque. The Ford Mustang offers 6 speed manual gearing and the 3.31 rear gear set. It runs on 18 inch aluminium wheels with the P235/50R18 3 season tires and it comes with the 14 inch brakes on the front and 13 inch on the back.
The cabin of the Ford Mustang GT offers a 6 speaker sound system, manual climate control and cloth seating. But how does it compare to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat?
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat comes with a price tag of around $65,000, while the Ford Mustang GT has a price tag of $39, 995. The figures do seem to suggest that for the price tag the Hellcat comes out ahead.
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat offers the V8 6.2 litre engine which gives 707 horses along with 650 torque, however real life figures suggest that this is closer to 725 horses.
The Ford Mustang GT has a weight of 3,704lbs but with the supercharger from Roush it adds on another 200lbs. the Dodge Challenger Hellcat has a curb weight of 4, 439lbs, so here the Mustang comes out ahead.
The brakes on the Ford Mustang are 14 inch on the front compared to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, which offers the 15.4 Brembo high performance brakes. This means that the Challenger is going to have the advantage.
The Ford Mustang is offered with the 6 speed manual gearing and this was designed for the 5 litre V8 engine. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat has the 6 speed manual but it was designed for use in the Dodge Viper. This means that the manual transmissions are different.
The Ford Mustang Lebanon GT is a great deal for anyone who wants 727 horses under them and it does measure up to the Dodge Charger Hellcat. Thanks to it coming in with a price tag of $39, 995 it is a great deal and it may persuade you to go for it over the Mustang.