Dodge Charger Hellcat vs Modded Mustang

The younger sibling of the Challenger takes on a number of hot car rivals on the strip but racing the Hellion twin-turbo muscle car is worth a watch.

We regularly happen upon drag races featuring the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Hellcat, and Hellcat Redeye, but a car that also deserves recognition is its sibling, the Charger.

A Charger Demon doesn’t exist, but a Hellcat version of this muscle car does, and it appears here in another of DRAC’S (Drag Racing And Car Stuff) short video montages on YouTube.

This time, the Charger Hellcat is up against a variety of rivals, and we see what kind of quarter-mile times the dodges can put down at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.

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The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is The Dodge Challenger SRT’s Quick Sibling

It’s overcast at the strip and the first race sees the Charger face-off against a classic muscle car. Both cars pull away cleanly and look evenly matched, but the Charger Hellcat wins with a 10:07 time vs 10:84 and passes the trap at over 141 mph.

It’s not Dodge Demon quick, but it’s almost enough. The next race against a white Camaro reveals a lead for the Charger from the green light, out-accelerating the Chevrolet all the way to the end; it’s no contest in this case – our Hellcat hero makes a 10:82 time at 141 mph.

Next is a more competent-looking foe: a Hellion twin-turbocharged 6th-generation Mustang making anywhere from 600 hp upwards.

It makes a quicker start and pulls out a lead, only for the Charger Hellcat to wind that lead back in and finish first, with the quickest time so far, 9:92 at 142 mph (the Mustang passes the trap in 10:28) .

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Dodge’s Charger SRT Hellcat: Faster Than The Rest From The Factory

As standard, this car in widebody form costs around $75,000 on Dodge’s website through the configurator, while the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody retails for $5000 less.

The Charger makes 717 hp and 650 lb-ft from its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and sends power to its rear wheels, making for an entertaining-yet-practical sedan.

For the remaining races, we see this Hellcat race the strip against a nitrous-powered hatchback from the ’80s, which makes a good start but is ultimately beaten by the Charger.

The last race is against a classic pickup truck that doesn’t even bother to go at the green light, leaving the Hellcat to make a final 10-second run to the time board, with a 142 mph speed – showing that this is a consistently quick car up and down the drag strip.


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