GT500 vs. Helcat

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  1. TymeSlayer

    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    The GT500 looks bone stock so maybe just a pulley swap? The Mustang driver did a much better job heating up the tires too...
     
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    It looks to me like the Hellcat even got the jump. I don't think the GT500 needs a whole lot, but I don't know how tunable that generation is. The Hellcat is about 4,500 lb. vs about 3,900 lb. for the GT500 so it needs almost a 100 hp less to keep up and trapping well into the 120's means drag is becoming a factor too and GT500's are smaller cars so (assuming drag coef. is comparable), the GT500 should have an aero advantage too the last couple of seconds.
     
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    A bone stock HC will run 11.2 on street tires. Stock HC with DR's it's a 10.8 car for reference.
     
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    What does a stock GT500 of the same vintage as in the video run?
     
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    Stock, that GT500 is 500 hp (crank) and runs high 12's @ 112 mph on street tires.
     
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