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Demon 340 07-17-2014 01:47 AM

Racing the Hellcat Challenger
 
So, i was on the first wave of the media launch for the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. Drive impressions are under embargo, but videos are not so I got up a couple videos of me taking it down the quarter mile.

It was a bare setup quarter mile, running on the on-board timing system rather than lasers, but it gives you an idea of what it can do. I made two runs (one in a black car, one in a red car) on a fully unprepped track and managed a best of 11.8 at 118mph. in my second run, i came out too hard and had to get in and out of it at the start so i went 12.5 at 116. some guys damn near put it into the wall at the starting line, coming out just a little too hard.

Again, i cant go into much detail about the car until the 22nd, but I figured that some of you might like an early look from the newest competition.

The first video, i forgot to turn the camera off...so there is the pass and then a minute+ of me driving down the return road.



Finally, i have a video of me with the Hellcat on the road course. I started first of five, and finished first.

First lap is a pace lap, second and third laps are wide open, fourth lap is a cool down. Top speeds on the back stretch got up around 140 and the front stretch got up to 125 or so.


S8ER01Z 07-17-2014 08:08 AM

Badass! thanks for the videos man. That must feel amazing to get a first look and drive.

Stkjock 07-17-2014 09:06 AM

cool deal.....


even if it's in the wrong sub-forum.... :icon_dance-twist:

Demon 340 07-17-2014 10:03 AM

I thought about posting them in the video section, but since they are directly racing and since some of you will likely be dealing with them soon, i thought that the racing crowd would be more interested in them than the general video viewers.

buster 07-17-2014 10:38 AM

Those cars are so cool looking and with 700 hp (right?), even better. I always liked them except they are a bit ......portly. Hopefully they put that badass piece on a bit of a diet.

Stkjock 07-17-2014 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demon 340 (Post 8409550)
I thought about posting them in the video section, but since they are directly racing and since some of you will likely be dealing with them soon, i thought that the racing crowd would be more interested in them than the general video viewers.

LOL, I know, just having a bit of fun at your expense... :icon_smile:

bluebeastsrt 07-17-2014 02:05 PM

Nice videos.

Demon 340 07-17-2014 07:10 PM

It hasnt gotten any lighter, but theyve done a ton of chassis and suspension dynamics to make it a good handling tank with 707hp.

ctgreddy 07-17-2014 11:08 PM

awesome vids! I knew before the hp numbers were released that it would be a bit more than the gt500. There's no way after coming into the game so late, they would have this car be less powerful than the shelby. Especially since I heard they wanted it to be a 200mph car, and being how heavy these things are it needs lots of horsepowers!

I cant wait to get one in my work so we can see what it really puts down to the tires. assuming it should be 640~ area. Also I'm really hoping I can find one on the streets ;).

crash 07-18-2014 12:18 AM

Funny thing is that autoblog reported the Hellcat's top speed is 199mph hahaha, couldn't break 200mph :P


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