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Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? #2720818
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/ent...arger-hellcat/ar-BBXxtHa?ocid=spartandhp

at a 1/2 mile timing event a Superperformance GT40 road racer with an aluminum block 427 and a claimed 450hp at the rear wheels is barely "FASTER" than a Charger Hellcat with license plates on it

the frontal area and weight of the Charger has got to be close to double that of the GT40, as well as the cost/value of the production Charger about half the value of the reproduction GT40 spank

I'd say the results are a feather in the Hellcat's cap, after all - it's a four-door sedan!

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Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: 6bblgt] #2720821
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Apples to oranges IMO, Add weight to the GT 40 and make him put the body on backwards or sideways and let's run them again laugh2

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: 6bblgt] #2720822
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Anyone who believes his 450 HP claim is a fool. laugh2

The guy from Fast Lane Classic Cars is a liar and a weasel.
I've had one dealing with him and I can honestly tell you that.


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Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: SNK-EYZ] #2720858
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I thought the Hellcat made a good showing considering the major differences between the cars.

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: FM3AAR] #2720879
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They way he kept saying 450HP tells me he's full of crap.

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: stumpy] #2720899
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The GT40 probably weighs half what the Charger does, and has better aero.

Publicity stunt for the dealership or an ego trip, bottom line.

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: 6bblgt] #2720938
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My first thought was "who cares", then I read the article and my thoughts changed to "what a piece of crap article". There's so much wrong/stupid about it, that you can in no way take it seriously.

And then I come back again to "who cares"... a 'kit car' built by an aftermarket company and then apparently modified further beats what appears to be a stock charger that had to pass both emissions and safety certifications... and probably had the air conditioning on. Silly MSN clickbait.

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: ChryCoGuy] #2721003
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Is Road And Track magazine back in business again? It sounds like something they would have printed back in the 60s.
I'm going to ignore it like I did all their articles back then. Just like back then, I'm not in the market for either vehicle. Gene

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: poorboy] #2721114
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Just crap!Who compairs a sportscar to a 4dr sedan?People have been compairing,nipping at the charger and challenger for years,they still have great looks,tons of power. drive Santa5


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Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: rdrnr6970] #2721115
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Not even a fair fight and a complete waste of time. Its like comparing a Ducati bike to a Porsche cup car. APPLES to ORANGES


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Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: Dr V] #2721118
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I was racing my 10 speed bicycle against a honda motorcycle and I lost. Nobody seemed surprised but me.

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: mopars4ever] #2721134
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apples to kumquats comparison.
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Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: 6bblgt] #2721156
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Another thing, the video is a cherry picked collection of video shots.

The GT40 takes off quicker which is to be expected but the Hellcat Charger closes the gap fairly quickly.

At the top end the Charger has caught up.
The difference in the MPH of the two cars is less than 1 mph, 152.74 mph vs 153.47 so I'd hardly say one smoked the other.

If the race had been for any longer than a half mile the Hellcat Charger would have passed the GT40.

Didn't anyone notice that that don't discuss the motorcycle (Kawasaki ZX14) that seriously smoked the GT40 when it went 171 mph compared to the GT40's 156 mph.

That guy that made the video is obviously a serious fan of GT40's which is fine since they are really cool, but less than 1 mph could hardly be described a smoking the other car. laugh2


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Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: 6bblgt] #2721166
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Geez this thread follows like a bunch of snowflake Democrats on Election night from the last Presidential election, so a GT40 replica smoked a 4 dr Charger, time to move on

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: DAYCLONA] #2721200
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Snowflakes? Must be winter again...

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: ChryCoGuy] #2721220
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It wouldn't have been so bad if the headline had read "GT40 barely beats Hellcat Charger". But honestly, I think anyone would have been a fool to think the Charger could have beat the GT40. You have a 427 - even a "mild" race motor - and its only 450 horse ... seriously ?!?!? And even at only 450 horse, the GT40 still has to come out on top if you do a HP to weight ratio. I would have picked the GT40 hands down - and then been surprised at how well the Hellcat did !!

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: DAYCLONA] #2721282
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Originally Posted by DAYCLONA
Geez this thread follows like a bunch of snowflake Democrats on Election night from the last Presidential election, so a GT40 replica smoked a 4 dr Charger, time to move on


The point was it's didn't "smoke" it, it barely beat it by less than 1 mph.

I guess you don't know that the 4 dr Hellcat Charger is the fastest car that Dodge makes along with being the fastest production sedan in the world.
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The sports car is driven by the proven 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 that achieves 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It has a top speed of 196 mph, upping the ante on the vehicle that is already the fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta...20-hellcat-ups-ante-on-fastest-mass.html

You may not like or care for them, but you have to give it the credit it's due that Dodge builds a great performance car.

A stock 1969 Charger Daytona wouldn't even come close to the performance of a Hellcat Charger.


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Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: Dr V] #2721296
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Complete Bull Hockey..

Whats the weight difference?


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With this talk of "snowflakes" and "Democrats" and the "Presidential election", I thought I had somehow stumbled into an old "Current Events" forum... what an unpleasant flashback that was. puke

Re: Ford GT40 "smokes" Hellcat - what BS, this is unexpected?? [Re: ChryCoGuy] #2721340
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