For our Reality Check segment we shake off all the good fuzzy vibes of our green cars newscast with a revisit to the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s tire frying performance.
Dodge boasted this week the new 707 horsepower muscle car can lay down the quarter mile in an astonishing 11.2 seconds at 125 mph right off the showroom floor. With drag radials it can knock that time down to 10.8 seconds at 126 mph.
Richard Rawlings of TV’s GasMonkey Garage is seen here racing a 71 Dodge Challenger with a 426 Hemi, once the pinnacle of Mopar performance from back in the day.
This is sure to cause even more mayhem in the online bench racing wars of the forums and in social media. The Hellcat is already earning plenty of online lovers and haters arguing passionately it sucks or it rules.
It’s just mind blowing where we’ve come from the dark performance days of the mid-70’s and 80’s. Enjoy it while its here folks, cuz it ain’t lasting for ever.
See our feature video on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat