By Patrick Rall
It was just announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would offer more tire shredding power than any American production car ever with 707 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque, so it seems fitting to show off the current SRT V8 products doing some big, smokey burnouts side by side. This video was captured at the launch of the 2012 Charger and Challenger SRT with the 392 cubic inch Hemi, with both Mopar muscle cars laying some serious rubber as they move along the pit road of Willow Springs Raceway.
Thanks to the automatic transmission, the Dodge Charger SRT is able to do a quicker rolling burnout after jumping ahead of the Challenger SRT from the start, but that doesn’t take away from the awesomeness of the 470 horsepower Challenger that is the second vehicle to go down, around a cone and back to the finish line without the burnout ever stopping. The Hellcat Hemi will likely afford the 2015 Challenger SRT the capability to do a burnout like we have never seen before from a stock American muscle car but for the time being, enjoy this clip of the Charger and Challenger SRT392 roasting the rear tires!