It’s irrefutable that the Chevy Camaro ZL1 and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat share plenty of similarities. Both these vehicles sport a contemporary two-door body, rear-wheel drive setup along with a potent V8 mill. That’s not all – they also come with supercharged pushrod units supplanting the 6.2Ls.
But, the Camaro ZL1 is fitted with a LT4 small block that is capable of producing 650hp and 650 lb-ft torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission or the brand new 10-speed automatic.
The Chevy, complete with the Magnetic Ride Control suspension and large Brembo brakes, only needs 3.5 seconds to hit a 0-60mph and it can complete a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 127mph top speed.
Despite the Hellcat being capable of beating the Camaro with its 707hp, its torque level comes on par to its competitor’s torque. But, owners will be able to get a Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual tranny or an eight-speed automatic.
On top of that, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat also features the Brembo brakes and it can finish a quarter mile in just 11.2 seconds.
However, in a recent poll conducted by AutoGuide, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 came out as the preferred model over the Challenger Hellcat, with 74 percent of the votes from 1,179 respondents.
So, while the Hellcat may look like the better model on paper, it is the Camaro that grabs more hearts.