Epic Chicago Auto Show Rev Battle: Viper vs. Charger Hellcat vs. Mustang GT350

Rev Battle
2016 Dodge Viper and 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat at the Chicago Auto Show

The TFL team is at the Chicago Auto Show, and Roman Mica had a chance to put three of the best American sports and muscle cars through an epic rev battle.

First up is the 2016 Dodge Viper, the quintessential American sports car with a huge 8.4-liter V10. This powerhouse makes 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The Viper is basically a track car that can be driven on the street.

Next up is the 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat. The focal point of this big American sedan is the engine, a 6.2-liter turbocharged V-8 making 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

The third challenger, a last-minute entry, is the 2016 Ford Mustang GT350. While not having as much power as the two Dodges, the 5.2-liter V-8 is no slouch at 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. What this engine has going for it is a flat-plane crankshaft that makes it sound more like a Ferrari and less like an American muscle car. It’s not exactly Italian exotic, but it does sound different than the Hellcat and Viper.

TFL will be at the Chicago Auto Show covering all the big news and unveilings. Stay tuned to tflcar.com and tfltruck.com for all the latest news.

Which of the three beasts has the best engine note? Check out the full video and start the conversation in the comments below.