It’s a husband vs wife faceoff…
Back in 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was a huge box office hit. There’s something fascinating to people about seeing a husband and wife face off in such an aggressive way – we don’t get what it is. Instead, we prefer to watch a husband and wife race each other in their Jeep Trackhawk and Durango Hellcat since that’s infinitely more interesting.
Compare how these Mopar crossovers do in the quarter mile versus the new Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 here.
That’s exactly what we have for you today. A couple decided to settle it once and for all with who’s vehicle is quicker on the track. Both are hopped-up Mopar grocery getters which can outrun most cars on the road today, so they’re nothing to sneeze at. But is this really an even match?
Many Mopar enthusiasts who have a family have gravitated to the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk as a compromise. Yeah, it’s one of those stylish crossovers which mean you’re still a good parent without driving a minivan, but it’s packing one hell of a punch with the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 we all know and love from the Hellcat. That means 707-horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque are on tap, moving all 5,356 lbs. of this Jeep forward with ferocity.
That’s great, but just as the name suggests, the Dodge Durango Hellcat also uses the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8. The powerplant has been tuned to produce 710-hp and the same level of torque, but it weighs 5,710 lbs. for a disadvantage, at least on paper.
If you’ve raced or just watched racing much, you know what’s on paper and what happens on the track can be two different things. There are many factors affecting how quickly a car can make it down the dragstrip, which keeps the sport interesting. What’s more, these two are competing in a bracket style race, before anyone accuses the Durango Hellcat driver of cheating or jumping the light.
Now, sit back and enjoy this interesting matchup in the video.