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2015 Dodge Hellcat can’t compete with the 2015 Mercedes AMG GT [video]

The 2015 Mercedes AMG GT offers the ultimate driving dynamics. Can the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat compete with it on the circuit? [video]

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can go fast in a straight line, but it can’t compete with the 2015 Mercedes AMG GT on the circuit. Just like the muscle cars of the past, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is incredibly quick in the quarter mile. It just ran a 10.85 elapse time with a trap speed of 126.18 mph. But take it out to the racing circuit and it won’t be able to compete with the driving dynamics of most European sports cars and certainly not the new 2015 Mercedes AMG GT.

AMG GT is the best driving machine on the planet

The 2015 Mercedes- Benz AMG GT has incredible driving dynamics and quite possibly the best driving machine on the planet. Isn’t that what performance enthusiasts want? Or do they want to just go fast for a few hundred feet between stop lights? The 2015 Mercedes AMG GT will be incredibly fast from a standing start, but more importantly, it will offer an incredible driving experience on the street and circuit.

Of course these cars are two totally different breeds of performance machines. The Hellcat is built for pure power and speed, the AMG GT is built for ultimate driving dynamics. Mercedes-AMG is never standing still and this is their second fully independently developed performance vehicle following the SLS AMG. The video below shows what we can expect from the next performance machine from Affalterbach.

126.3 horsepower per liter

The 2015 Mercedes AMG GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged four-valve-per-cylinder 4.0-liter V8 gasoline engine that produces 503 hp at 6,250 rpm and 479 lb-ft of torque between 1,750 and 4,750 rpm. And it produces an amazing 126.3 horsepower per liter. By comparison, BMW M division's twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 direct-injection gasoline engine, used in the M5, M6 coupe and M6 cabriolet, pumps out 125.6 horsepower per liter. The Hellcat produces 114.03 hp per liter.

When will we finally see the new Mercedes-AMG GT? Mercedes says the new AMG performance car will make its world premiere this fall. AMG will likely build the most dynamic driving vehicle we have ever seen. It could be a direct competitor for the highly successful Porsche 911.

A new segment for the performance brand

AMG says the new sports car will create a new segment for the performance brand. Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH says, "The new Mercedes-AMG GT shows that we will be positioning AMG more vehemently and aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand."

It’s probably not fair to compare the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to the 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT on the circuit. And the AMG GT couldn't keep up with the Hellcat in the quarter mile. Both these performance cars have created impressive new benchmarks in their respective performance car segments. Which car would you rather have, a muscle car or a driving machine?

Other 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT stories of interest.
Meet the impressive 2015 Mercedes AMG GT 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine [video]

Watch The Mercedes-AMG GT: Best Seat in the House-Dynamics video


Tony (not verified)    July 15, 2014 - 2:14PM

1. Challenger is an American Muscle Car 2. AMG GT is a sports car these are two different things. Its like capering Apples to basketball.

August Muller (not verified)    July 17, 2014 - 5:50AM

I've owned 3 AMG cars and think is poorly conceived article. At least wait and test the two vehicles to provide an actual comparison and place numbers to the comparo for validity rather than conjecture and opinion. almost doesn't bear mentioning the "slight" difference in price and target market that invalidate the premise and readability of this article from the outset. of course a six figure track car will out perform a 65k muscle car on the track.

better question is will it sell? will the annoyingly and slavishly brand loyal Porsche twits try one out in stead of the 993s and gt3 cup cars et al? can you pry those robots from their professor Porsche cars?will it match the performance of the Carrera for the price? will Mercedes have a race program for it? will it grace the 24 hrs du lemans? if the Audi r8 is priced at 195k, and the porsche turbo at 220k is the price point of this amggt in a better spot to lure club racers or exotics purchasers away from these offerings? and why can't Porsche put a v8 in that Carrera? gosh old tradition and euro emission nazis must be two sucky things to have to bear the yoke of when developing a power train.

tom (not verified)    December 15, 2014 - 11:24AM

The hellcat is based on a Mercedes E-Class from the 90ies. The whole frame an suspension. Chrysler stole the design back then when they were one company.
I prefer the Mercedes GT or the Corvette Z06. Engine in the front and rear wheel drive. Unfortunately they both don't have a hardtop. So, the SL AMG and SLK AMG are still my favorites.

David (not verified)    December 15, 2014 - 12:23PM

" Chrysler stole the design " ?? careful Tom, your green envy is showing.
I particularly like how you dismiss this car without ever having been in it.
Says a lot about you.