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MX5 VS GT86 VS Hellcat… Does The Outcome Surprise You?

Since the Hellcat model range was released, there’s been a debate between those who think the Hellcats just have big numbers attached to their names, and those who believe they’re actually well sorted, fast cars.

Wherever your stand on the subject, Motor Trend’s video (shown below) may have reddened some cheeks at the home of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Of course, the Hellcat will succeed on a drag strip. The quarter mile sprint is what the model designation was built for, but when Motor Trend gave a track to the GT86 and a Mazda MX5 for a head to head showdown, we didn’t expect them to bring out a Hellcat, and we certainly weren’t ready for the outcome, either.

I won’t tell you what happens, but I’m sure you can guess. I’ll let you watch the video.

Have you watched it yet? Because spoilers.

Yes, different drivers drove the cars, but I doubt the same driver would have chucked the Hellcat round the track faster than the lightweight sports cars. Just goes to show there’s more to a car than big numbers. Even when those numbers are twice the power of the GT86 and MX5 combined – twice!

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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