Hellcat Charger Sets Record for ‘Blower-only’ Setup: Track Time Tuesday
Extra boost, an E85 tune and weight reduction make this the quickest Hellcat Charger without nitrous.
This week’s Track Time Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Zdung and it features the world’s quickest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat running without the help of nitrous oxide. The car is owned, driven and tuned by a gentleman named Zdung Ho and thanks to the wonders of social media, we were able to get all of the key details on this crazy-quick sedan.
This Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi that it came with from the factory and aside from removing the supercharger housing to change the upper pulley, the engine has never been modified. In other words, this car has the stock heads, the stock bottom end and the stock camshaft, but it does have a 2.5-inch Metco upper pulley and an Innovator’s West lower pulley, both of which work together to increase the boost levels.
To handle the extra air being stuffed into the engine with help from a Legmaker cold air intake, the fuel system has been upgraded with ID1300 injectors, Injected Engineering’s Gasohol Dual Pump upgrade kit and a Kenne Bell Plug-n-Play Boost-A-Pump. The entire system is self-tuned to run on E85, but the run above was run on an E90 blend with Zdung doing all of his own tuning work.
Finally, to efficiently send more power to the wheels, this Charger has catless mid-pipes, a Killer Chiller with additional coolant capacity provided by a custom front-mounted 1.25-gallon tank, a Driveshaft Shop driveshaft and springs from a new Dodge Demon.
It should be noted that this Hellcat has the stock 2.62 rear differential, the stock axles and a fully-stock transmission.
The next step to getting into the low 9-second range was weight reduction. This begins by removing the passenger seat, the rear seat, the contents of the trunk, the windshield wiper system, the front sway bar and the exhaust. Next, rear brake conversion required to run the 15-inch Bogart rear wheels removes some weight, as does the change to the Bogart wheels in the back and skinny front-runner setup.
Basically, he removed the items that he could that would reduce weight without compromising on-track functionality, resulting in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that weighs far less and packs far more power than a stock car.
Setting the Record
In the video above, Zdung Ho’s Hellcat leaves the starting line with the front wheels in the air, pulling a 1.375 60-foot time on his way to running a 9.218 at 149.27 miles per hour. That makes this car the quickest “blower only” Hellcat Charger in the world, trailing only nitrous-assisted cars in the race for the quickest overall Hellcat sedans.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.