Hellcat Battles Demon in Half-mile Cinematic Battle
Demon has 133 more horsepower, giving it a difference of almost eight miles per hour, but the real story is in the finishing numbers.
The video above comes to us from the Track Day TV YouTube channel and it features a half-mile duel between a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Channel host Dan Wang pilots the 707-horsepower machine in this half-mile matchup against the world’s quickest production car in the quarter mile to see how much of an advantage has in a longer race on an unprepped surface.
As you might expect, the Demon still wins with ease, but the Hellcat Challenger puts up a great fight on the long, high speed run, leading Wang to question whether the 840-horsepower Mopar muscle car is worth the added money.
The video begins with a dramatic introduction with Dan Wang talking about the two cars. He states that “we already know how this story ends,” but he wants to still it himself, so he is taking his Destroyer Grey Hellcat to battle a GoMagno Demon on a half-mile airstrip.
During this introduction, you will notice that this is not your average YouTube video with a 20-something tripping over his words as he talks to his cell phone camera. This video has visual effects, background music and voiceover narration, as Wang strives to make his videos cinematic mastery compared to your average racing clips.
After giving us a close-up look at the Hellcat and the Demon, the two pull to the starting line of the half-mile airstrip for the head-to-head battle.
We first watch this race between supercharged Challengers from inside the Hellcat. We can see that shortly after the start, the Hellcat has a slight lead, but it doesn’t take long for the Demon to get up to speed, catch, pass and pull away from the 707-horsepower muscle car. We also get to watch from trackside, giving us a better look at how badly the Demon beat the Hellcat to the half-mile marker.
If looks like the GoMango Challenger beat the Destroyer Grey car by a few car lengths, but the real story is in the numbers. The 840-horsepower Dodge crossed the half-mile finish line with a speed of 164.23 miles per hour while the 707-horsepower coupe hit 156.35 miles per hour. The Demon won by eight miles per hour, which is a considerable figure in the half-mile.
According to Wang, the Demon is faster than the Lamborghini Huracan, the Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari 458, and the Challenger costs a fraction of the price of those European supercars.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.