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Pony Car Wars: 2015 Mustang GT vs. Camaro SS vs. Challenger R/T…Which Would You Choose?

 

Ford announced the power numbers for its 2015 Mustang lineup yesterday.

The 5.0L-powered GT will spit out 435 horsepower and 400 ft.-lbs. of torque—pretty impressive for a naturally aspirated V8. Still, those numbers seem downright tame compared to the Challenger SRT Hellcat, which produces a now well-documented 707 horsepower.

But you really can’t compare those numbers, can you? It’s not really an apples-to-apples comparison as the Hellcat belongs in a different conversation—a conversation that includes the likes of the Camaro ZL1, Corvette Z06, and whatever the next special Mustang is. Shelby GT350, anyone?

To make the comparison fair—and for the sake of this argument, we’ll compare similar entry-level V8-powered offerings (plus the Challenger SRT8 392 just for fun) from the Big Three and ask you:

Which would you rather have?

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SOURCES: Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, General Motors, and Motor Trend.

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6 Comments

  1. Um…guys you are missing the Scat Pack R/T with 392 at a much cheaper price. Try again.

  2. Can’t wait for HellCat II with the All Aluminum 720+ HP 7.1. That one should be “Holy Hell !!
    “DartMan”

  3. terry allen says:

    My handle is “mustang terry”, so I guess my vote is a foregone conclusion. However, there’s a video on youtube of a guy with a built GT500 with 700rwhp which I would love to experience for a few minutes–I wouldn’t even have to own it!

  4. My wife owns a 2014 challenger love the way it drives and rides compared to the mustang. have not drove a 2015 mustang yet. but the 14 models didn’t impress me that much. as far as the bow ties well it would be hard pressed to get me in one of those.

  5. I guess I’m rare I buy what looks good to me. Any car can be made faster. Increasing power is extremely easy, not cheap though. The 392 Hemi cost $15000 more then the Mustang; with that in mind consider how much more you’d have under the hood if you spend the difference on said Mustang. For half the difference $7500 you’d have a far better beast. The Mustang could have 200 hp and I wouldn’t buy the other models, just don’t like there body style (s). All would be fun for a day but which one would you still want 4-5 yrs from now?

  6. I have a street legal 2001 Bullitt Mustang sitting in the garage making 763 wheel HP. First overweigh overhyped Hellcat I see, I’m going to send right back to…

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