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Which excites you more? a 707 Dodge Challenger or the new 2016 Mazda Miata?


http://www.torquenews.com/1083/2016...dge-hellcat-challenger-which-excites-you-more

2016 Miata Is More Exciting Than Dodge Hellcat
Making the case that the Miata is much more exciting than the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is easy for me. Here’s why. My neighbor will never own a Hellcat. I will never see one anywhere except maybe at a car show. Maybe. The Hellcat is also the coolest muscle car ever – right up until the second that Ford or GM make one with 708 horsepower. Then it is just another awesome muscle car. And there are so many
 

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Personally, I'd take a Miata. You're either a Miata guy, and I am, or you're not. If you're not, you'll never understand, and if you are I don't have to explain it to you.

The Dodge Hellcat may be exciting, but I'll never connect with it like I do a Miata.
 

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The Miata is a great car (sales have proven that), but the sound of the Hellcat is in a whole different league that a 4 cylinder engine could never match. The Miata will bring a smile to the driver or passenger, but the Hellcat will make them wet their undies or panties.

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That article is terrible IMO.

It doesn't make sense to compare a 700HP 4200 lb Challenger to a 2800lb? 160HP? Miata.
How can you compare them?
While 700HP is awesome, the Challenger is a huge car, a total boat as is the current Camaro and even the Mustang.

Just for comparison, my '89 5.0L Mustang weighs 3200 lbs, with a 6 point NHRA/SCCA approved roll bar, 325RWHP, approx 360FWHP.

If I park my Mustang next to a modern Challenger, Camaro or even a newer Mustang, it looks tiny.. like a Smart car!
I should take a picture of this comparison next chance I get...
 

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There's just not that much coming out of the auto world to be excited for except to compare the Hellcat and Miater.

I do not like new age "muscle" cars. But the Hellcat looks to be freaking awesome.

Would I buy it over a Miata? Hell to the no. Once I sat in a NC and found that I actually fit, not too badly, too, it made me want a Miata even more. Though, I would have to get the soft top and drive it down most of the time haha. I didn't play with the seat adjustments enough to figure out how to fit me (6'2") in the car.
 

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Here's the difference (aside from the fact that the new Miata is gorgeous and the Dodge is disgusting, especially in black): you can drive a Miata at a grin-inducing 8/10 all day long and chances are no one will notice. You'd have to try to get a ticket.

Drive the Hellcat at 8/10 anywhere but a dragstrip and you'll probably die.

I have never understood why anyone would buy a toy they can't use.
 

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That's like asking if you would rather have a 1800 Sq foot house or a 160ish Sq foot trailer You can't compare them.
 

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That's like asking if you would rather have a 1800 Sq foot house or a 160ish Sq foot trailer You can't compare them.
No it's like asking do you want a 1200sq foot condo or a 4800sq foot condo. Who in hell needs 4800 square feet? Sure the space is nice, but associated costs are WAY high and there are only 2 of you, what are you trying to prove?
 

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Here's the difference (aside from the fact that the new Miata is gorgeous and the Dodge is disgusting, especially in black): you can drive a Miata at a grin-inducing 8/10 all day long and chances are no one will notice. You'd have to try to get a ticket.

Drive the Hellcat at 8/10 anywhere but a dragstrip and you'll probably die.

I have never understood why anyone would buy a toy they can't use.

You should get someone to take you for a ride in a modern performance car.
Even the current 400hp 5.0L Mustang with a 6 speed manual will make your realize why people are buying power.
Then get someone to take you for a ride in a modern Z06 Vette or a supercharged GT500 Mustang or a supercharged ZL-1 Camaro.

Then you will understand what the 700HP Challenger is all about.. :)
 

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You should get someone to take you for a ride in a modern performance car.
Even the current 400hp 5.0L Mustang with a 6 speed manual will make your realize why people are buying power.
Then get someone to take you for a ride in a modern Z06 Vette or a supercharged GT500 Mustang or a supercharged ZL-1 Camaro.

Then you will understand what the 700HP Challenger is all about.. :)
You couldn't have said that better. Rode in a twin turbo'd boss 302 last month(957 to the wheels) and just about needed a new pair of pants. Along with what you said, even a slightly modded 5.0 liter or more car will make you smile and want one.
 
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