Dodge Challenger Outpaces Mustang Boss 302

The Scat Pack’s Secret Sauce: More than a Bigger Engine

No doubt exists: the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro provide an unrivalled showdown. At times, yet, a less even matchup can create further thrills in a David and Goliath-style confrontation. Moreover, we are afforded the opportunity to perceive precisely how swiftly the car that boasts more strength is truly capable of travelling.

In this example, Landon Wilson, famed for his YouTube channel “Landon In A Hellcat”, has organised a comparison between the Ford Mustang Boss 302 and the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Widebody. Although, the Challenger is more powerful in terms of horsepower, this does not illustrate the complete picture. Thus, let us take a closer look as to why.

How much faster is a 6.4L vs 5.0L? (BOSS 302 MUSTANG VS SCATPACK WIDEBODY!)

The individual responsible for the 2012 Boss 302 has declared that it is nothing but original, except for a cold air intake and a removal of the muffler. The potent 5.0 liter V8 engine yields 444 horsepower in addition to 380 lb-ft of torque and is attached to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

This car left a 10-speed factory sixth-generation Mustang GT in its dust, with the advantage of possessing a distinct intake system, an adjusted camshaft, altered cylinder heads, and other improvements on the conventional GT structure. Plus, it measures only 3,450 lbs.

In delineation to that, the 6.4-liter V8 of the Scat Pack supplies 485 hp and 470 lb-ft, joining with an 8-speed auto box. Weighing 4,400 pounds, this huge-bodied machine has excess bulge when set next to its rivals. The only modifications applied to this car are a JLT cold-air intake, beefy 315 tires, and a bypassed muffler. As for the owner’s proclamation, he apparently fought a tight feud with a Corvette Z06.

The Boss 302 and the Scat Pack participated in an extensive highway challenge, consisting of three 40 mph drag races and two 60 mph ones. In the beginning, the Mustang shook off the Challenger somewhat in some rounds. Nevertheless, at the end of it all, the Dodge left victorious in every single run.

The result of these contests should not come as much of a shock. Of course, the Scat Pack’s potent motor – the one efficient at reaching 0-60 mph in an astounding sub four second time frame – is certainly a major contributing factor to its success. However, don’t neglect to acknowledge the 15-20 hp increase due to the JLT cold-air intake. Furthermore, the 8-speed automatic in the Scat Pack outmatches the Mustang’s 6-speed manual thus granting it another edge.

Despite its extra weight, the Mustang is unable to compete with the Challenger’s significant horsepower advantage. Is this a balanced matchup? Likely not, yet as much must be conceded to the Mustang, it makes for an enthralling encounter!

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