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2016 Ford Mustang GT vs Dodge Challenger Hellcat: Winner Is…

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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.

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3 Comments

  1. David

    May 12, 2016 at 11:41 am

    The Mustang is an aftermarket option offered by a dealer and sold through them. The Challenger is available factory stock and available anywhere. If you want to compare the Dodge aftermarket option Then Hennessey Performance worked on the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and boosted it up to 1032 horses thanks to the HPE1000 add-on and 987lb-ft of torque. I still like my Dodge.

  2. Terrence healy

    May 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    The Engineering on the HellCat is 1000 percent better than the mustang.
    Dodge Ran the mustang on a track and it overheated after 2 laps. So, Dodge went the extra mile to put cooling on the Supercharger, the Transmission and the Oil, so you could run the HellCat Wide open for 20 Laps. This Mustang in this add could easily have the Engine Explode at best. Do your research and you will find the article about the extensive Research and Engineering that went into the Dodge 6.2 Engine in the Hellcat. Or next time you pull up in an intersection, look for a Ford that is more than 10 years old. YOU WILL NEVER see one, they are all in the junkyard. Ford spends most of its money on Advertising and never design a car from the ground up. They borrow a part from this model and that model. that’s how they had that Unique feature of your car bursting into flames on most of the Vehicles with a V8. The Cruise control had a wire that was always hot and always on and the brake line would develop a leak due to bad Engineering and drip onto that line. Families were burned to death in their own homes from their shiny new ford in the garage. Ford Denied it for 4 years.

  3. Sangriel

    May 13, 2016 at 3:04 am

    2017 hellcat getting another 200 horse in 2017 ? That pretty much cements them as the winner.