2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat takes on the Camaro ZL1 and Mustang GT 5.0 Coyote

The Drag Racing and Car Stuff channel has released another fun video. This time, a highly tuned Durango Hellcat takes on a Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang in a few quarter-mile passes at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. The specs of the cars in the rack are unknown, but they’re highly unlikely to be in stock.


Dodge Durango Hellcat

With a 0-60 mph time of less than 4 seconds, the Durango Hellcat SRT is already a fast car and is one of the fastest SUVs in the world. In stock form, it uses the same engine found in the Charger and Challenger, namely the 6.2-liter Supercharged V-8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque.

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But I think even that kind of power isn’t enough for some. This Durango Hellcat seen here belongs to Tina Boggess and has been further tuned by American Muscle Performance where it has also received a number of upgrades under the hood. The seven-seat SUV runs on Mickey Thomson Drag radial tires and recently broke the 10-second quarter-mile time limit.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The Chevy Camaro is one of the cheapest pony cars on the market today. It is significantly cheaper than the competition yet offers amazing speed and performance. The white car seen here is the high-performance ZL1 variant with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

You can’t miss the aggressive aero and carbon bits on this Camaro. Out of the box, the ZL1 sets an impressive quarter-mile time of 11.4 seconds. I’m sure this one added some performance bits too. For example, it wears thicker rubber in the rear, which should definitely help reduce all that power.

Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Coyote

The blue Mustang GT seen here uses a naturally aspirated 5.0 L Coyote engine that debuted in 2011. While the video doesn’t list the exact specs of the car, I managed to find some details of this beast online from the owner himself. The car uses a stock intake and throttle body, clutch, shifter and transmission.

The mods include full exhaust, E85, JLT CAI, AED tune, Team Z rear suspension, odd shocks/struts and an aluminum driveshaft. The exact horsepower figures of this Mustang are unknown, but Force Engineering was able to get the GEN 1 Coyote engine to produce over 1500 horsepower. What you can’t miss is that, like the other contenders, this Mustang also sits atop some powerful drag radials.

Durango Hellcat SRT vs Chevy Camaro ZL1

For round 1, the tuned Durango Hellcat takes on the ZL1. The Chevy pulls out some burnouts to put some temperature in those rear tires. Both cars are lining up for the launch. The lights go out and the SUV gets a great start and takes the lead on the Chevy, but not for long. Halfway through, though, the Camaro gets past the Durango and takes the win, but not by much to be honest. It was close though. How close you ask? Well, the Camaro ZL1 did the standing quarter in 9.85 seconds, while the Durango Hellcat clocked in at 10.39 seconds.

Durango Hellcat SRT vs Mustang GT 5.0 Coyote

Then it was time for the Durango to take on a Coyote Mustang. They line up at the Christmas tree for the launch. The lights go green and the Mustang gets some air and drives a car length ahead…. but not for long, because by the time the two cars have completed the quarter-mile, it’s the Durango Hellcat ahead with a time of 10.13 seconds, with the Mustang not far behind at 10.28 seconds.

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With this Durango Hellcat SRT, the guys from American Muscle Performance have certainly converted this seven-seater SUV into 11. It really shows how much more performance can be taken out of that 6.2 Hemi. Even with the extra weight, the SUV could drive quite close to these serious pony cars. We can’t wait to see what other mods will be added to this sub-10 second rig in the future. View this space.

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