Cat Fight! Dodge Hellcat Manual vs. Automatic Drag Race [Video]

Hellcat Cat Fight! Manual vs. Automatic

TFL’s Roman Mica took our 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to the quarter-mile drag strip at Bandimere Raceway and found Jesse, the owner of a 2015 Hellcat with a manual transmission, who agreed to race him. Both cars are 707-hp, rear-wheel drive muscle-bound scream machines. But which one is faster, the 6-speed manual or the 8-speed automatic? And perhaps more importantly, who is the better driver, Roman or Jesse?

Without giving away the results, here are some results to feast on:

  • Fastest 1/4-mile time: 12.4 seconds
  • Slowest 1/4-mile time: 13.8 seconds
  • Fastest speed reached: 117.7 mph
  • Slowest speed recorded: 113.3 mph

I’ll leave it up to you guys in the comments section to weigh in on just how much of an advantage Roman had with a nearly empty tank of gas vs. Jesse’s full tank.

Check out the video!

Dodge SRT Hellcat
Roman and his automatic ‘Cat and Jesse with his manual ‘Cat. [photo: TFL]