Hellcat Charger Stomps an Aventador in Half-mile Roll Race: Track Time Tuesday

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World’s fastest sedan beats one of the world’s fastest supercars, and the Charger isn’t all that heavily modified.

This week’s Track Time Tuesday comes to us from the YouTube channel of Tommy Peters and it features a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat handing a Lamborghini Aventador a pretty serious beating in a half-mile roll race. This action was captured at an Omega Motorsports No Fly Zone event, where high performance beasts like the two in the video are free to stretch their legs in a safe environment.

Well, it was safe for the Charger, but as badly as the Lamborghini was beaten, it didn’t prove to be safe for the driver of the $400,000 supercar.

SRT Autoworks Charger

The Battle

The video above shows a 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat taking on a 2018 Lamborghini Aventador in a high speed, half-mile battle. In stock form, the Lamborghini has more power and weighs less than the Charger, while also having the traction advantage that comes with all-wheel-drive. However, the supercharged Dodge sedan is not stock, and while the Aventador isn’t stock either, it doesn’t have enough power to compete with one of the fastest sedans on the street.

Charger Versus Lamborghini

The two start at 40 miles per hour and as soon as they hammer down, it sounds as though the Charger is having some traction issues. During this early portion of the race, the Italian supercar keeps the race close, but as soon as the Hellcat gets grip, it begins to walk away. Once the SRT sedan begins to walk away, the Lamborghini driver can’t do anything but watch as the supercharged Mopar super-sedan races off into the sunset.

Charger Beats Lamborghini

The Hellcat Mod List

So what does it take to build a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that will beat a Lamborghini Aventador in a half-mile roll race? Not much.

SRT Autoworks Charger

This Hellcat has the SRT Autoworks E85 package, which includes a 2.75-inch upper pulley, an ATI 10% lower pulley, ID1300 fuel injectors, an Injected Engineering dual pump setup, catalytic convertor delete pipes and a Legmaker cold air intake, with the entire system being tuned by Tim Barth of Barth Tuning.

SRT Autoworks Charger

The result of this package is 900 rear wheel horsepower, which allows this 4,500-pound Dodge sedan to stomp the 3,500-pound Italian supercar.

SRT Autoworks Charger

Crank up your speakers and enjoy.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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