By Patrick Rall
While at the media launch for the 2015 Dodge Challenger last week, one of the Chrysler Group engineers jumped into a black Challenger SRT Hellcat model and pulled into the burnout box for the drag strip of Portland International’s quarter mile drag strip. While I am certain that no water was needed, they tossed down some moisture to make it even easier for the Hellcat Challenger to destroy the Pirelli tires and commenced with doing an absolutely epic burnout.
Fortunately, I had been filming my own drag strip run in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat so I pulled my GoPro off of the car and got great video of this Challenger massacring the tires. The Hellcat made predictably short work of the tires while sitting in the water, but as the engineer piloting the 707hp muscle car let the car roll forward – the smoke continued to pour out of the wheel wells. He ended up smoking the tires down the track to at least the 330 mark, leaving behind a pillar of smoke that took a few minutes to dissipate.
This video includes some great sound of both the engine and the exhaust of the Hellcat Hemi in action so crank up your speakers and enjoy the 2015 Challenger in action!