Hellcat Charger Smokes Drag Radials from 65-145 mph

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Modified Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat lays hundreds of feet of drag-radial rubber as it accelerates from 65 to 145 mph.

In stock form, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is traction limited, to say the least. With the supercharged Hemi engine creating 707 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque, the 4,500 pound sedan will dash from 0-60 in roughly 3.5 seconds while blasting through the quarter mile in 11 seconds flat, but hitting either of those numbers with the stock Pirelli tires takes a great deal of launching skill.

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Adding a set of sticky drag radial tires makes a world of difference, allowing many stock Hellcat Charger (and Challenger) owners to dip well into the 10-second range, but even with track-purposed tires – the supercharged Dodge muscle cars have no issue painting black stripes on the road.

This is especially true of modified Hellcat cars, as simple modifications lift the output from 707 horsepower to up around the 1,000hp mark and when you get there, traction is never a given.

Today’s featured video comes from the YouTube account of Billet Hellcat, who owns a worked Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. While we don’t have a full mod list, we do know that rather than the 630 or so stock rear wheel horsepower, this Billet Silver Hellcat sedan is sending 872 horsepower to the rear wheels and that jump of more 200whp leads to increased tire smoking capabilities.


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In fact, even when rolling at 65 miles per hour with good drag radial tires, hammering the throttle will allow this Hellcat Charger to spin the tires – and it will keep the tires spinning up to nearly 150 miles per hour.

It is kind of hard to see, but as the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat launches away from the C7 Corvette, we can watch thick black lines appear on the road behind the monster Mopar sedan. There isn’t much actual tire smoke in the video, as traveling at speeds of 65-145mph makes it hard to see any smoke accumulation, but there is no question that for the majority of this 20-second highway blast, the drag radials are spinning hard enough to leave stripes on the road.

That’s right – even while spinning the tires, this Hellcat Charger pulls from 65 to 145 more quickly than almost any car on the road.

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