Near-stock Hellcat Charger on Drag Radials Runs 10.80s: Drag Day Tuesday Presented by Nitto NT555 G2 Tire

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With the advantage of better tires and a stronger driveshaft, this Hellion Charger runs in the 10-second range.

This video comes from the SRT B5 on YouTube, and it shows a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat making a handful of quarter miles in near-stock form. We get to ride along from a few different views along with watching the runs from trackside as this 4,500-pound, four-door sedan lays down one 10.8 run after another – with one bad run being an 11.5.

SRT B5 Charger

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the video above is owned and driven by the YouTuber SRT B5. When these runs were made, this car was stock under the hood, with the only changes from the factory being a stronger driveshaft and a set of drag radial tires. The driveshaft is really more of a safety feature, but the drag radials allow this 707-horsepower Mopar sedan to put more power to the ground.

B5 Blue Hellcat Charger

Even with a cold track, this supercharged Dodge Charger is able to run back-to-back 10-second quarter mile times with the only real performance upgrade being the stickier tires.

Racing Action

In the first bit of racing action, the B5 Blue Hellcat Charger takes on a Mercedes-Benz. Not surprisingly, the big Dodge takes an early lead and never looks back, running a 10.86 at 128 miles per hour.

On the next run, SRT B5 takes on another Dodge Charger and beats it soundly, running his best time of the day of 10.832 at 127 miles per hour.

B5 Blue Charger Hellcat Inside

The third run was a throwaway, with traction problems through the first two gears limiting the hellish kitty’s to a balmy 11.5, but on the fourth and final run – the Hellcat sedan blasts back into the 10.80s.

Throughout this video, we get to watch the B5 Charger roar down the track from a variety of different angles, including a view of the front tires, a view through the windshield and a look at the driver, along with some vertical footage from trackside.

B5 Blue Hellcat Charger Rear

The bottom line here is that on a slippery track in cool air, a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with just better-than-stock tires ran run repeated 10.80s with a good launch.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“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 Rall. “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. Meanwhile, 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,” adds Rall. “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. 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, 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.”

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