Experience a Race Against the World’s Quickest Hellcat Challenger

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Ride along in a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack racing against the world’s quickest Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

We have featured all of the quickest modern Dodge Chargers and Challengers, including the world’s quickest Hellcats, with a great many Mopar monsters running in the 8-second range. In the vast majority of those videos, we watch from trackside or from inside the car as they blast down the track, but today we bring you a look from a car running against one of the world’s quickest modern Mopars, courtesy of the PaVaSteeler YouTube channel.

Scat Pack VS Hellcat

The video above shows a race between a 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack and a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The Scat Pack is driven by Clark Maier and serves as the camera car for this race while the Hellcat is the 007 Epling Garage car. If you follow the world of modern Mopar records, the Elping name should be familiar, as the father and son team of Leon and Jason Epling campaign the world’s quickest Hellcat car.

Racing the Elping Hellcat

Most recently, the Epling Garage Hellcat Challenger set the new Hellcat quarter mile record with an 8.71, but prior to breaking into the 8s, the 007 car held the record with a series of runs in the low 9s. One such run came at Challengerfest 8, where the Epliing Hellcat took on Maier’s Scat Pack in a battle of manually-shifted muscle cars. Mind you, the Scat Pack is by no means a slow car, running in the mid-12s, but this video shows just how much quicker a 9-second car blasts down the track.

Maier Challenger Burnout

As the race begins, the Scat Pack (shown above doing a burnout) pulls away from the line without the Epling Hellcat anywhere in site, but within two seconds, the supercharged Challenger blasts by. The Hellcat finishes so far ahead that we can see its time as the Scat Pack nears the finish line (9.358 at 149mph) and the Scat Pack finishes almost three and a half seconds later. Really, three seconds doesn’t seem like much, but this video shows what it is like to drive a car in the mid-12s against a car in the low-9s.

The video is nearly three-minutes long, but all of the racing action takes place in the first 30 seconds, so there is no need to watch the whole video – unless you want to watch Maier cruise back to the pits.

Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online , and YotaTech.

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