Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs. Chevy Camaro ZL1 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The Challenger that Hot Rod tested was $20,000 less than the other two, but it almost seems like they liked it the best:

The Core trim level is the most basic version you can get with the largest engine, and it wasn’t very often that we missed the leather seats and navigation. Maybe it’s because the Core package makes the Challenger feel like a muscle car should. It’s larger than the rest of the cars in the pack, and it feels heavier, while at the same time it’s also somehow more true to its roots—and that’s not just in the exterior design. It sounds right, it’s comfortable, and it’s just big. … There’s just something about the Challenger that draws people to it. It seemed to gather the most admirers, even surrounded by the much more boisterous Ford and Chevy. We felt ourselves turning into cheerleaders for this underdog car that was the least expensive and had “only” 470 hp.

Read the article at Hot Rod and see what you think…