These days, horsepower is plentiful. So plentiful, in fact, the average buyer can go out and pick up a relatively inexpensive muscle car with more power than most supercars from just a few decades ago. Nowhere is that more obvious than with the latest batch of Detroit muscle – the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody. Now, Gear Patrol is taking a road trip with all three insane speed machines, exploring the American West in the following 30-minute video feature.
Incredibly, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the least powerful vehicle of the group. Still, it is certainly no slouch, doling out 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm courtesy of its supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine.
Of course, all things are relative in a group like this, as the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 throws down 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque thanks to its supercharged 5.2L V8 engine. Sitting at the top of the power bragging rights is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, which makes 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque thanks to its supercharged 6.2L V8.
All told, these machines stand out for their outrageous engine packages and sky-high performance potential. But how do they handle a long-distance road trip? This video aims to find out, pitting the three muscle machines against 1,400 miles of Western U.S. highways.
For those readers out there feeling a bit cooped up right now, this video might provide a little relief, as the reviewers take their rides from Los Angeles to the Oljato-Monument Valley, which is located on the southern edge of Utah. The scenery found along the way is gorgeous, and with these three machines on deck as the subject material, the view is even better.