Turbo Mustang 5.0 vs. Charger Hellcat – Daytime Street Hits

January 27th, 2021

Shedding a little light on the subject of roll racing, these street racers escape the cloak of darkness – frequently associated with such endeavors – and let it all hang out during daylight hours. Competitors include a blown (from the factory) Dodge Charger Hellcat and a turbocharged (aftermarket) S197 (2004-2014) Ford Mustang 5.0.

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is widely recognized as the most powerful domestic sedan ever mass produced. The downside of the Charger Hellcat is that it is quite heavy at 5,500-pounds. Providing forward momentum for this portly kitty is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Charger Hellcat is a rear-wheel drive sedan that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 11.9-seconds @ 124 mph. This Hellcat has been modified with an assortment of aftermarket bolt-ons and various tuning software options.

The Gen V Ford Mustang 5.0 features a 420hp 5.0-liter V8 engine and a 6-speed transmission (your choice of manual or automatic). Since this Mustang has been upgraded with the addition of a turbocharger (and all that it entails), estimated maximum output could be easily double that of the factory spec. The Mustang is also much lighter than the Hellcat at just over 3,500-pounds.

Let’s see what happens when these two purpose-built roll racers take it to the interstate.