Many Police departments choose to run Ford vehicles due to reliability and performance, not only in the US, but around the world. We don’t condone evading the law, but the only acceptable cars for outrunning an interceptor are Junior Johnson’s 1940 Ford or a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Our friends in the Netherlands have been planning this comparison for some time, since the Shelby GT350 is a rare car in Europe. It makes 526 hp at a screaming 8,200 rpm. The main disadvantage of the flat-plane engine is only 429 lb-ft of torque. In order to leave the fuzz in the dust, any habitual offender should consider the Challenger Hellcat. It offers 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Numbers don’t lie, but the Dodge has a weight penalty of almost 800 lbs. Applying such tremendous power on anything other than a straight line has been problematic, and compared to the carbon fiber wheels on the GT350, it’s safe to say the Police have an advantage in the corners. If you are a Mopar fan, you should watch the 1971 film “Vanishing Point”. It will put the Hellcat’s abilities into perspective. We applaud the American loving nature of this film from hartvoorautosNL, and we look forward to more great comparisons from them. Our dealers will help you find the perfect Mustang or Challenger for you, so please take a look at the listings below.