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Hellcat Charger High Speed Testing




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Watch The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Break 204 MPH [VIDEO]
(Photo : YouTube/dodge) The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a four-door sedan with all season tires that can break 204 mph, according to a video released by Dodge.

"The quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world." That is the claim that Fiat Chrysler made in an early press release for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. It shares an engine with its Challenger stablemate: a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 that churns out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Chrysler says that this Charger will hit 204 mph and blitz the quarter mile in 11 seconds.



While it seems feasible that this vehicle can produce those figures, we needed to see it happen. So the guys at Dodge took the family Hellcat to an oval track to back up their boasts. In the video, the narrator mentions that wind speed was factored in and also gives a basic explanation as to how the test was conducted.

According to the video, "There is no difference between the car we're testing today and the car that you can buy at the dealer." The tires, aerodynamics, transmission (an eight-speed automatic) and ride height are at the same levels as the production car.

This test was conducted in July 2014 with a very late model prototype, which explains the camouflaged front and rear ends. The production model has since been revealed, though we are pretty sure that factory options do not include the green roll cage seen in the video:


The average top speed exceeded Dodge's claim by half a mile an hour, but no information was provided on 0-60 times or quarter mile runs. Elon Musk himself has boasted that his Tesla Model S P85D is the quickest accelerating four-door sedan in the world, and in a recent drag race against none other than a Challenger Hellcat, the Tesla's record breaking run produced results to back the Tesla CEO: 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, and a quarter mile time of 11.6 seconds at 114.6 mph.

We would like to see a third party test of this vehicle's true capabilities, and down the line someone will undoubtedly do their own top speed run, but that is beside the point of this car. The Hellcat is made for racing between lights and coating the pavement with those expensive Pirellis. It is nice to know that it will break 200, but most owners will never get close to that number. Nor will they care.


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