By Patrick Rall
This week’s featured Mopar Muscle car video takes a look at a super modified Dodge Challenger SRT8 on a mile long straight track – in which this brawny beast breaks the 200 mile per hour barrier. This car was built by Spankin Time Racing and rather than the standard 373 cubic inch (6.1L) Hemi that comes in the Challenger SRT8, this car packs a 408 cubic inch stroker motor topped by a 4.3L Kenne Bell supercharger system and fitted with enough other modifications to allow this Challenger to make a whopping 1,000 horsepower.
This video shows the 1,000 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 from both inside and out – showing the car as it leaves the starting line and moves through the gears on the in car camera while showing views from a stationary camera on the side of the track at the finish line. We cannot see any speedometers or timing systems, but we know that he was shooting for 200 miles per hour with his street-driven Challenger and based on the reaction of the crowd, we know that he breaks that barrier.
In the end, this Challenger – which was driven two hours to the track and another two hours home – was able to hit 200.9 miles per hour in a standing mile in the exact same form as it was driven there. The same tune and tires on which he drove back and forth were used to help this Challenger SRT8 hit 200 miles per hour in 1 mile. Its awesome so crank up your speakers and enjoy!