The 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has received praise for its cabin which is more spacious than the Mustang and Camaro and its earth shattering power. But is all this enough to unseat the 2021 Porsche Panamera, a car that is prized for its refined handling, formidable engine and gorgeous body style?
Design & Style
The Porsche Panamera comes with four doors and a trunk that is quite spacious. It has multiple powertrain options, including the dual turbo V8 and hybrid setup, and it can seat a maximum of 4 adults in absolute comfort, particularly in the Executive model. A stylish LED strip can be seen in the rear with an upgraded diffuser that rests near the dual exhaust. The steering wheel has been revised with shift paddles that are now integrated.
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT is a two door beast which is a true muscle car. Its powertrain calibration has also been revised with a suspension that is now specially tuned to further boost its performance. It is outfitted with Brembo brake style calipers and the seats are comfortable with leather upholstery and the ability to be cooled or heated as desired.
Technology & Safety
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat comes with multiple driver assist technologies. These include parking sensors, cruise control that is adaptive, frontal impact warnings, blind area notifications and alerts for cross traffic in the rear. Perks within its cabin include the choice of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto along with eight inch touch displays and a premium sound system.
The Porsche Panamera is equipped with all the safety features found in the Dodge Challenger, including a few that it lacks, such as night vision. The Panamera also provides assistance with lane keeping and has automatic emergency brakes. Perks within its cabin include twelve inch touch displays, Wi-Fi, a navigation system, leather seats that can be heated or cooled and high quality audio.
Those that purchase the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid will get an engine that can generate 552 horsepower, with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in just 3.2 seconds. Those that purchase the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye can get an engine which is capable of generating 807 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in just 3.6 seconds.
The Bottom Line
While the Dodge Challenger SRT has lots of horsepower, its interior looks a bit low end due to the presence of plastic in various places, and the Porsche Panamera has superior 0 to 60 acceleration times, greater seating capacity and larger touchscreens, which makes it the winner.
Ready to Schedule a Porsche Panamera Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2021 Porsche Panamera offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche Panamera test drive appointment.
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