Look – you aren’t gonna buy the Chevy Camaro SS for its soft, quiet demeanor. As though it wasn’t already obvious, pony cars like the Camaro are all about big power, brash styling, and attention-getting exhaust notes. With that in mind, this “rev-off” video between a sixth-gen Chevy Camaro SS and Challenger Hellcat makes perfect sense.
Brought to us from AWE Performance, an aftermarket tuner based out of Horsham, Pennsylvania, the concept behind this video is simple – throw some new pipes on two hot-to-trot muscle cars, then hit the throttle and see which one sounds better. Makes sense to us.
In the Bow Tie corner, we have the Chevy Camaro SS, which is equipped with the atmospheric 6.2L V8 LT1 engine producing 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Naturally, the Camaro is equipped with AWE’s exhaust system, which is offered in both a Touring Edition and Track Edition (this one has the Touring pipes) with quad tips finished in diamond black.
In the other corner, we have the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, which also comes packing with a 6.2L V8 engine, but unlike the Chevy, the Hellcat is supercharged, producing 717 horsepower and 656 pound-feet of torque. Routing the spent gasses on the Dodge is another AWE Touring Exhaust system with quad tips.
While the Hellcat might have the power advantage over the Chevy Camaro SS, this video isn’t about peak figures or speed – this is about sound. With that in mind, after the requisite introductions, the video focuses only on the revving, without any narration to get in the way of all those lovely internal combustion noises.
The video is just a bit over one minute in length, but still provides loads of sweet noise to enjoy, so crank up those headphones and soak in the exhaust tones.
Which of these two pony cars sounds better? Let us know what you think in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Camaro news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.