When it comes to factory-built quarter-mile racing cars, one of the fastest ever made was the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat packing over 700 horsepower. That car was built with going in straight lines in mind right from the factory. When the 2020 GT500 launched, Ford was clear that the car was meant for the racetrack but would do well at the dragstrip. A video has turned up that shows the 2020 GT500 in a drag race against the Challenger SRT Hellcat.
It’s worth noting before the race even starts that it wasn’t held on a prepared racetrack, which will significantly impact traction for both cars. The guy behind the wheel of that Hellcat is none other than racing driver Randy Pobst, the same guy we saw wheel a GT500 around the race track within fractions of a second of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Pobst is a seriously talented driver, so certainly, the driver mod goes to the Hellcat in the race. The cars face-off in a drag race, and the 2020 GT500 handily leads off the line and maintains that lead for the entire race. At the end of the quarter-mile race, the 2020 GT500 put down an 11.4-second run at 132 mph compared to the 11.7-second run for the Hellcat at 126 mph.
Sadly, the video shows only one race. We would’ve liked to see multiple races and see the drivers switch cars as well. Still, the video is worth watching, and it reiterates just how fast the GT500 is and how much effort Ford put into making it perform at the dragstrip and on the road course.