Sweet Sounding Blown Challenger Runs a 10.78

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This built and blown Dodge Challenger R/T runs a 10.78 and sounds awesome while doing so.

The Dodge Challenger R/T is a great modern muscle car, parking 375 horsepower and the ability to scoot down the quarter mile in the 13-second range in stock form. The Challenger R/T in the video above from the YouTube account of zilluka looks similar to how it came from the factory, but under the skin of this classically-designed Mopar muscle car is a monster blown Hemi.

Stroked and Blown

This Dodge Challenger R/T is owned, built and raced by JR Sehmbi and it is powered by the 5.7L Hemi, stroked to 392 cubic inches. That big-cube Hemi is topped by a set of Eagle cylinder heads and a ProCharger F1A supercharger. That supercharged power is sent to the beefy rear race tires by means of a 6-speed manual transmission, so JR is launching on the clutch and banging gears, yet he is still getting his Challenger R/T down the quarter mile in under 11 seconds.

Dodge Challenger R/T

To be exact, on this run, Sehmbi’s Challenger R/T stopped the timers with a 10.78 at 138 miles per hour. On this run, the tires spun a little on the launch as the Dodge muscle car ripped away from the starting line, but it was still able to get down the track well into the 10-second range.

When watching the video of JR Sehmbi’s blown Challenger R/T blasting down the quarter mile, make sure to have your volume up, as this car sounds absolutely amazing. The video begins with a quick rev of the engine, which is sure to get your attention, and it sounds even better during the burnout. However, the sweetest sound comes when the car launches at high RPM and rockets down the track.

Twin Turbo Conversion

In speaking with JR Sehmbi, he explained that this ProCharged 392 was his old setup. The car is now fitted with a twin turbo setup and it is “much faster”. With any luck, we will get videos of the car with the new setup in the near future, but in the meantime, crank up your speakers and enjoy this 10.78 run.

Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online , and YotaTech.

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