Hellcat Runs Down a C6 Z06 in the Half Mile
A Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets off to a slow start in a half mile race with a C6 Corvette Z06, but the big Mopar machine runs the Chevy down on the big end.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been proven time and time again as the quickest factory quarter mile muscle car on the street today, but Hellcat owners are also finding that their Mopar machines are impressive performers in the half mile as well. Today, we bring you a video of a Hellcat Challenger racing against a C6 Z06 and after letting the Corvette get out to an early lead – the Challenger reeled him in on the top end.
We don’t have any details on the Corvette, but we know that the Hellcat Challenger, owned by Sumit Goyal, has some work done to it. The supercharged Hemi has been fitted with a 2.75 upper pulley, an ATI 10% lower pulley, 1000cc injectors, an LMI cold air intake and a cat delete – all of which was pulled together with a Q16 racing fuel tune from Josh at High Horse Performance with help from ARD Motorsports. This Challenger also has 18 inch Mickey Thompson tires, helping it put all of that power to the ground.
In this half mile race, the C6 Corvette Z06 gets away from the starting line a little quicker, allowing it to take a sizeable early lead. However, by the halfway point of the track, the Hellcat Challenger is using all of that supercharged horsepower to close the gap and as the two crossed the finish line – the Mopar monster took the win.
In the end, the Corvette Z06 ran a respectable 159.12 miles per hour, but the Hellcat Challenger hit 164.11 miles per hour in the half mile race – allowing the 4,400lb Dodge to beat the 3,100lb Corvette.