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When it comes to building a customized car, it’s important to make sure it’s tuned right, but if you’re looking for some inspiration then we’ve got you covered. This awesome video from Wheels compares some of the most popular muscle cars there, but there’s a twist. They’re all stock cars, no modifications in sight. What’s the point, you may ask? It’s time to go back to basics. Take a look at this muscle drag race tournament to decide which of the modern muscles is the fastest.
Chevrolet ZL1 Camero
The ZL1 was introduced in 2011 at the Chicago Auto Show. It featured a 6.2L LSA engine with a 1.9L supercharger and producing some 580 bhp.
ZL1 time: 12.13
ZL1 manual time: 12.82
Dodge Challenger SRT
Dodge released 2 Challengers in 2015. One was the SRT 392 and the other was the SRT Hellcat. Both cars now featured a 6.4 litre V8 engine with an increased horsepower.
Challenger SRT 392 Hemi: 13.00
Challenger SRT Hellcat Race 1: 11.21
Challenger SRT Hellcat Race 2: 11.61
Dodge Charger Hellcat
The Charger Hellcat is a sixth generation Dodge Charger. It’s the third V8 model and was released in 2015 with an outstanding 707 bhp.
Charger Hellcat: 11.52
Ford first started making the Shelby GT500 in 1968. Since then this iconic car has gone from strength to strength with an impressive 662 bhp coming from its 5.8 litre V8 engine. I wouldn’t be surprised if this car is one of the fastest.
Shelby GT500: 11.81
Mustang Boss 302
This second generation 302 Boss has a 5.0 litre V8 engine and an upgraded intake system that produces 444 bhp. Not that impressive compared to some of its competitors.
Mustang Boss 302: 13.4
The GT brought the name Mustang back with a turbocharged V8 engine produced somewhat 435 bhp. With a few more upgrades, it’s an improvement to the previous 302 Boss and in the ultimate test, who will have the fastest time?
Mustang Boss 302 vs Mustang GT Race 1:
13.24 vs 12.5
Mustang Boss 302 vs Mustang GT Race 2:
13.02 vs 12.8
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet have finally raised the bar with their V8 Camaro SS that promises to be bigger and better than the ZL1 and Z/28 models. The small block chevy engine under the hood packs a punch of around 455 bhp – not the most impressive engine here.
Camaro SS Race 1: 14.1
Camaro SS Race 2: 13.14
Wow, what a performance from all our contenders. So who’s the fastest? Here’s the run down:
8th place – Camaro SS: 13.14
7th place – Mustang Boss 302: 13.02
6th place – Challenger SRT 392 Hemi: 13.00
5th place – Mustang GT: 12.5
4th place – ZL1 time: 12.13
3rd place – Shelby GT500: 11.81
2nd place – Charger Hellcat: 11.52
1st place is awarded to – Challenger SRT Hellcat: 11.21