The Dodge Hellcat has taken revenge on the Cadillac CTS-V after the modded Cadillac beat the Hellcat in an earlier race. This time around with the help of Mopar, the Cadillac beat the CTS-V and took sweet revenge.
This time the lightly modded Cadillac CTS-V took on the lightly modded Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in a race over half a mile and the Mopar SRT exacted revenge and made short work of the GM.
The rivalry in the US high performance market really isn’t about the vehicles as much as the engines in those vehicles. In this case we are talking about the 6.2 litre Hellcat Hemi in the Dodge Hellcat and this offers up plenty of horses along with torque. The GM Cadillac CTS-V has the LT4 and it is lighter.
Both the Cadillac CTS-V and the Dodge Hellcat were both modified slightly and they were different mods, but the Cadillac was given the more extensive modifications of the two.
The LT4 V8 engine of the Cadillac CTS-V was fitted with the smaller upper pulley and this gave extra boost, headers and full exhaust, plus cold air intake, flexible fuel setup, low side fuel system and to bring it together, a tune. The Dodge Hellcat Hemi didn’t have headers but it did have the lower pulley, upper pulley, bigger fuel injectors, the Magnaflow exhaust, Legmaker cold air intake and the PCM tune.
Both vehicles started the race approaching the starting line going 40 miles per hour and as soon as they reached the line both gave it everything. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat span on the tires for a couple of seconds before gripping and then went ahead of the Cadillac, with the race ending in a blowout by the finish.
The Dodge Challenger accelerated from 40 to 169.42 miles per hour in one half mile and the Cadillac CTS-V went from 40 to 154.55 and this meant the Dodge coupe won by something of a comfortable margin.
Check out the videos below of the races between the Dodge Challenger and the Cadillac CTS-V.