CAT FIGHT! DODGE HELLCAT MANUAL VS. AUTOMATIC – DRAG RACE

CAT FIGHT! DODGE HELLCAT MANUAL VS. AUTOMATIC – DRAG RACE

It’s a debate that’s raged for years among gearheads from coast to coast and around the world: automatic or manual? For years, in the real of stock and lightly modified cars, the manual was the king, as factory automatic transmissions were sluggish and robbed too much horsepower compared to their manually-shifted counterparts. However, when GM introduced the LT1 engine in its rear wheel drive sports car, it also took a good hard look at the transmission situation and updated the decade old 700R4 transmission to an electronically-controlled version called the 4L60E.

Roman Mica form The Fast Line Car ( www.TFLcar.com ) took 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with automatic transmission to the quarter-mile drag strip at Bandimere Raceway and found Jesse, the owner of a 2015 Hellcat with a manual transmission, who agreed to race him. Both cars are 707-hp, rear-wheel drive muscle-bound scream machines.

But which one is faster, the 6-speed manual or the 8-speed automatic? And perhaps more importantly, who is the better driver, Roman or Jesse?

Without giving away the results, here are some results to feast on:

*Fastest 1/4-mile time: 12.4 seconds
*Slowest 1/4-mile time: 13.8 seconds
*Fastest speed reached: 117.7 mph
*Slowest speed recorded: 113.3 mph
I’ll leave it up to you guys in the comments section to weigh in on just how much of an advantage Roman had with a nearly empty tank of gas vs. Jesse’s full tank.

So, place your bets and check out the video!

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