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2019 Dodge Hellcat Redeye vs Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE

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Nice, I'll take one of each please.
 

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Is that that guy from Driveway Demons again?
 

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No they are Canadian
This is the second time they did RE v ZL1 only this time its a 1LE

Drag race the RE just drives right on bye
Road course the 1LE is 5 or 6 seconds quicker around the track

Both stupid fun cars they just cater to different groups
 

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Agree that both are fun cars intended for different customers but just swap out the WB tires for some soft ones like the 1LE comes with and you'll drop at least 3 seconds per lap. Driver and /or a faster speed road course can easily make up the rest.
 

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White north?? See how lap fast your time is in 3 months. I bet my H/C lap time down here can beat yours by 3.5 minutes. Your track there and mine here ,,, takers???
 

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Agree that both are fun cars intended for different customers but just swap out the WB tires for some soft ones like the 1LE comes with and you'll drop at least 3 seconds per lap. Driver and /or a faster speed road course can easily make up the rest.
That's what I am saying. Put them on identical tires. Give them some road racing tires and some drag radials for each test. You could see how badly the RE spun with all it's torque in the drag test. It spun bad enough the Camaro was ahead for a bit until the RE pulled it on the top end. That and swap drivers, let both drivers run both cars.
 
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Agree that both are fun cars intended for different customers but just swap out the WB tires for some soft ones like the 1LE comes with and you'll drop at least 3 seconds per lap. Driver and /or a faster speed road course can easily make up the rest.
That’s what I want to know. Tires! Let’s compare the tires on both cars. Where that equals?
 

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Agree that both are fun cars intended for different customers but just swap out the WB tires for some soft ones like the 1LE comes with and you'll drop at least 3 seconds per lap. Driver and /or a faster speed road course can easily make up the rest.
We both can prove it works, we have footage[cheers]
 

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White north?? See how lap fast your time is in 3 months. I bet my H/C lap time down here can beat yours by 3.5 minutes. Your track there and mine here ,,, takers???
We won't try that Hickster, but, we both have trailers and will travel during the white season if you need some Yankee entertainment.
 

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I turned it off after the drag race. If I wanted a road track car I would have bought a Porsche.
 

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I turned it off after the drag race. If I wanted a road track car I would have bought a Porsche.
I never understand that. Unless you bought this car to trailer to a drag strip and back home why wouldn't you care about its capabilities when you turn the steering wheel?
 

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I mean really JC, you need to cut us some slack. I have not been to a strip with it yet. I read all the drag race and horsepower adder threads. TD and I enjoy the handicap! We have found a home where is really is possible to keep up. It’s a blast.
 
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I never understand that. Unless you bought this car to trailer to a drag strip and back home why wouldn't you care about its capabilities when you turn the steering wheel?
Well said! Not to disrespect anybody but if you say that the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a straight line car only then you have never driven a car to its performance limitation. You gotta know how to DRIVE a car. And what I mean by that is how to (set up a car) drive INTO and OUT of a turn. Things like speed, trail breaking, Weight transfer, race line, Apex and back to speed. So for those who care, the Hellcat is a car you can take to a road course and impress. You just got a know how to DRIVE.
 

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I definitely think you could take a Hellcat on a road course and have a lot of fun. I think that if you drove it well you would do much better than a driver that did not. However, if your passion was road racing, this car probably wouldn't be at the top of the list. I want a fun muscle car, driven mostly on the street, that can also take the kids to school, get groceries and be comfortable for longer trips. Charger Hellcat was the answer. As soon as I win the loto though, going to get all kinds of cars that might fit specific functions better. Should probably actually buy a ticket now and then...
 

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I mean really JC, you need to cut us some slack. I have not been to a strip with it yet. I read all the drag race and horsepower adder threads. TD and I enjoy the handicap! We have found a home where is really is possible to keep up. It’s a blast.
I went to a drag strip twice, ran a 10.9 and figured that was enough. We all have our passions.
 
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It’s all about what you like. I have always enjoyed the pure power of straight ahead acceleration. The handling capabilities of the car is good enough. If you want to zip around a road course go nuts. You will never be a world beater though. Just not what the car is all about.
 
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It’s all about what you like. I have always enjoyed the pure power of straight ahead acceleration. The handling capabilities of the car is good enough. If you want to zip around a road course go nuts. You will never be a world beater though. Just not what the car is all about.
I get it. But don’t say, not you specifically, it’s a strait line car only. Yea it’s fun at the drag strip but unless its modified its not going to be competitive( “world beater”). It’s no different on a road course. Yea you’ll have a great time but to be competitive you got to modify. I’m happy just the way the car is. I can do both. Drag and Road and have fun doing both.
 
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I get it. But don’t say, not you specifically, it’s a strait line car only. Yea it’s fun at the drag strip but unless its modified its not going to be competitive( “world beater”). It’s no different on a road course. Yea you’ll have a great time but to be competitive you got to modify. I’m happy just the way the car is. I can do both. Drag and Road and have fun doing both.
That’s all that matters is the smile on your face.
 

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