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Get Schooled On How To Drag Race The 840HP Dodge Demon 17
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Dodge, Dodge Demon, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, SRT, video on 01 17th, 2018


Plenty of Dodge Hellcat owners learned firsthand that having 707 horsepower at their disposal is probably too much for the road. With even more power, owners of the Dodge Demon will probably face a similar issue, which is where Bob Bondurant’s new drag racing course comes into play.
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Modded Hellcat And Twin Turbo Viper Show Us The True Meaning Of “Photo Finish” 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, SRT, SRT Viper, tuning, video on 01 10th, 2018


As if a straight line battle between a stock Challenger Hellcat and a Viper wouldn’t be delightful to watch in its own right, these two cars did a great job to amplify, and then meet, our expectations.

In stock form, the Hellcat lays waste to its rivals using 707 HP and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm), while the Viper stands strong with 645 HP and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque.

In order to make it even more of a beast, the owner of this Hellcat bumped the power output to roughly 825 horses, while the Viper was fitted with a twin turbo kit, resulting in approximately 950 WHP.

With both cars wearing drag radials, they set out to post low 10-second 1/4 mile times, separated by just five hundredths of a second, although as they crossed the finish line, they were already traveling at different speeds.

On paper, the Viper is the favorite as it packs considerably more horsepower than the Hellcat. So, did it beat the Hellcat? Scroll down and find out…

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The Original Dodge Viper RT/10 Will Always Be A Very Scary Car 9
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Film, video on 01 9th, 2018


The first-gen Dodge Viper RT/10 was the stuff of dreams. Or perhaps nightmares. One that could punish you in every given opportunity, but still a dream car.

Dodge’s decision to throw the Viper into production was definitely a brave one, even by early ‘90s standards; no airbags, no ABS or traction control, no side windows, the original Viper was basically a manual V10 with two seats wrapped in a gorgeously angry bodywork.

This hardcore approach played a big part on making the Viper a halo car for the brand, as Regular Car Reviews explains in their latest video.

Power came from the massive 8.0-liter V10 which produced 400hp and 465lb-ft of torque. In fact, there’s enough torque to drive this car through the gears without even having to touch the gas pedal.

Even if you weren’t a big fan of the American brand’s unpolished and raw vision of a performance car, you have to admit it was a sad day when Dodge stopped producing the Viper,

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Brand New Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Simply Owns The Drag Strip 5
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Demon, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, SRT on 01 5th, 2018


Not many stock cars can brag about running the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds, or faster than early Bugatti Veyrons
but then again, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon isn’t your average machine.

First of all, it was developed on and for the drag strip, building upon the already mad Challenger SRT Hellcat, to which it adds a suite of modifications that make it the world’s fastest production car from 0 to 60mph (96km/h), according to Dodge.

However, in order to enjoy the full force of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, you need to fill the tank with race fuel and get the powertrain control module from the ‘Demon Crate‘, as only then it will produce the full 840 horsepower. Secondly, it needs to run on drag radials to make that front end go in the direction it’s intended to, but in the right conditions and with someone behind the wheel who knows what they’re doing, it reaches the 60mph (96km/h) mark in just 2.3sec.

Now, let’s see what the ultimate muscle car looks like on the drag strip pointed against a Camaro SS, a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Before checking out the video posted below, we should mention that this Demon was allegedly brand new during the runs, with only a few miles on the clock, and its tank was filled with 91-octane fuel, which limits its power to, well, “just” 808hp. It did run on drag radials, though, but was this enough to beat its rivals?

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“General Lee” Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenges Lambo Aventador 4
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Hellcat, SRT, video on 01 4th, 2018


The modern Dodge Challenger makes for a very interesting General Lee, even if the original was actually a Charger.

It becomes even more interesting as an SRT Hellcat like this one, which was filmed recently during a drag racing event.

With his ride inspired by the famous car from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘, the owner of this Challenger SRT Hellcat put on quite a show thanks to the sound of its supercharged V8 and the iconic horn.

The muscle car was also pitted against some powerful machines, from an Audi TT-RS to a Lamborghini Aventador. However, it appears that, for whatever reason, the driver had a hard time unleashing the 707hp and 650lb-ft (881Nm) of torque straight from the start, but that didn’t make the runs any less exciting.

In the right hands, and with the correct tires, the Challenger SRT Hellcat needs 3.6 seconds for the 0-60mph (0-96km/h) run, and it can complete the quarter mile in just under 11 seconds. For those who might want something more, there’s the even madder Demon, an 840hp version that can go from naught to 60mph (96km/h) in just 2.3sec and does the quarter-mile in 9.65sec.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Wipes The Floor With Challenger Hellcat 29
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, video on 12 29th, 2017


When the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was released, it quickly became the king of the drag strip, frequently out-accelerating much more expensive sports cars and supercars. Soon, high-performance versions of the Tesla Model S came along and the Hellcat’s reign was over.

Fast forward to the end of 2017 and it is no longer the sleek, two-door Challenger Hellcat that is the quickest vehicle in the FCA family. As a matter of fact, the Hellcat has now been surpassed not just by the Demon, but also the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

Powering both the Challenger Hellcat and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 707 hp.

However, whereas the Hellcat struggles to put all that muscle to the ground, the all-wheel drive system of the Trackhawk makes it far superior in a straight line. To show just how big the performance gap is, Hennessey Performance pitted the duo together and the Trackhawk left the Hellcat Widebody in its wake.

While Hellcat owners may be disgruntled that a Jeep is significantly quicker than their muscle car, SUV enthusiasts will be enthusiastically celebrating. We wouldn’t blame either of them.

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Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races Challenger Hellcat In Forza Motorsport 7 23
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Forza, Games, Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Trackhawk, video on 12 23rd, 2017


According to the people who deal in algorithms and virtual physics and developed the Forza Motorsport 7 game, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is no pushover when it comes to drag racing a Challenger Hellcat.

Also, thanks to the user who goes by the nickname Ericship111, we now have a pretty good idea regarding who would win in a virtual fight between the world’s most powerful SUV and the mighty Hellcat, at least in Forza’s world.

This straight line race takes place over a distance of one mile (1.6 km), which means that you not only need to get off the line quickly, but also have sufficient power to keep your opponent at bay at high speed.

Let’s run some numbers, shall we? For starters, both opponents pack the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 707 HP and 645 lb-ft (874 Nm) of torque. Jeep says the Trackhawk will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds, which is very similar to what the Challenger Hellcat can do, and while the Dodge is lighter, the Jeep has all-wheel drive that may, or may not, help it in getting off the line faster.

Therefore, the result of this race is unpredictable, even in a video game. We obviously won’t tell you who won, but we will say that you’ll want to pay close attention to the finish line.

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Hennessey And Dodge Introduce The World’s Fastest Christmas Tree 21
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Film, video on 12 21st, 2017


Christmas is right around the corner and Hennessey Performance is celebrating the occasion in typical fashion.

In the company’s latest video, John Hennessey explains they came up with the idea of creating the world’s fastest Christmas tree so they reached out to Dodge to see if they had a Challenger SRT Demon available. Dodge didn’t but the company happily sent over a Challenger Hellcat Widebody.

During a baseline test, the Challenger was able to hit a top speed of 177 mph (284 km/h) with the makeshift roof rack but not the tree. When the tree was added to the roof, it didn’t have much effect on the car’s performance as the model was able to hit a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).

Like the standard model, the $71,495 Challenger Hellcat Widebody has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 707 hp (527 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 195 mph (313 km/h).

While we have no reason to doubt this is the world’s fastest Christmas tree, we’ve seen trees mounted on everything from a Ferrari 458 to a McLaren F1 GTR.

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Dodge Demon Puts Down 724 RWHP On Pump Gas During Dyno Test 21
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Demon, Dodge Videos, Film, video on 12 21st, 2017


There’s a button inside the Dodge Challenger Demon that allows you to switch between regular pump gas and 100+ high-octane race fuel. The difference between the two should be noticeable.

Dodge said it themselves that if you fill up on high-octane fuel, you will see “big changes in elapsed time,” when it comes to the Demon – as if it wasn’t already as quick as a hypercar over a 1/4 mile.

In fact, if you’re running on pump gas, instead of 840 horses, you’ll be using just 808 at the crank, which is still great, but not optimal in the world of drag racing.

Now, it might interest you to know that this particular Demon, which we can only assume is completely stock, put down an impressive 724 RWHP on the dyno. In other words, over 830 HP at the crank. The best part is that it was using pump gas, which could mean that perhaps Dodge isn’t telling us the whole story with regards to how powerful the Demon really is.

That or the driveline loss is relatively small, somewhere around 10% – this of course being a… less fun to entertain scenario.

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Viper-Powered Dodge Charger Leaves Jay Leno Impressed 11
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, Dodge, Dodge Charger, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Engine Swaps, Jay Leno, tuning, video on 12 11th, 2017


One of the most popular show cars in this year’s SEMA was arguably this heavily modified 1968 Dodge Charger.

It took Johan Eriksson and his team a full five years to complete their masterpiece and just by looking at it, you know that there isn’t a single nut and bolt left in its original state.

Under the hood now lies a Viper-sourced V10 engine that also happens to have gained a pair of turbos for a total output of 1,000hp. Paired to it is a proper manual six-speed gearbox, which should make driving this monster down the road a rather interesting experience.

The whole car is based on the platform of a Corvette C6, which makes sense if you think what 1,000hp would do to the original chassis. The roof was also chopped by 40mm to make it prettier while the ridiculously large wheels are custom-made, measuring 24×15.5(!) inches at the rear and 22×11 inches at the front.

What makes this custom Charger however stand out is the attention to the detail inside and out. Jay Leno shows us around this Swedish-built monster Charger, so let’s keep our jaws secured in place.

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Dodge Viper Crashes Following A Cars and Coffee Event In Texas 6
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Offbeat News, video on 12 6th, 2017


Cars and Coffee might as well be renamed Crashes and Coffee at this point as yet another accident has occurred following an event.

The latest incident happened in Houston, Texas and surprisingly didn’t involve a Ford Mustang. Instead, the victim was a Dodge Viper whose driver lost control under what appears to be moderate acceleration.

The end result isn’t pretty as the poor muscle car slams into the curb and rotates a full 180°. This caused some serious damage to the car as front suspension apparently collapsed and there are paint scuffs on the front bumper and side skirt.

The car was quickly towed away from the scene and police arrived shortly thereafter and probably had a less than jovial discussion with the owner.

Needless to say, the urge to show off isn’t worth it and has resulted in countless accidents which can sometimes injure bystanders. These accidents have also put pressure on event organizers and locations where the events take place.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Dodge Viper went out of production over the summer as the model couldn’t comply with federal safety regulations that require vehicles to be equipped with side curtain airbags.

H/T to Jalopnik

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McLaren 720S Vs 800 HP Dodge Viper ACR: Who’s The Boss? 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017


One would think that a Dodge Viper ACR would be enough to tackle the new McLaren 720S – especially a tuned example like this one.

This particular ACR has new heads, cam, and a custom exhaust, which allow the 8.4-liter naturally aspirated V10 to make approximately 800 horsepower at the crank, or some 155 HP more than the stock one, which is good for 645 HP and 600lb-ft (813Nm) of torque.

Despite having a smaller 4.0-liter V8 engine (albeit with two turbos strapped to it) delivering 710hp and 568lb-ft of torque to the wheels, the McLaren 720S incredibly fast. Compared to its US-bred contender, the British supercar has some advantages, such as a dual-clutch gearbox instead of a manual stick shift, clever aerodynamics and less weight.

Now, we already know that the 720S is capable of beating some very serious machines on the drag strip, and the Viper ACR has recently ended up on its list, but how fast is it compared to this 800 HP example? DragTimes have put together a video that shows the two exotics going head-to-head in a few roll races, so click on the “play” button and find out who comes out on top.

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Humble Dodge Challenger Hellcat Driver Gives Corvette C6 A Taste Of 707 Horses 22
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Corvette, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Hellcat, video on 11 22nd, 2017


If you own a Dodge Challenger Hellcat that’s capable of out-accelerating most supercars, one couldn’t blame you for being a little arrogant while cruising the streets in the supercar-slayer.

The owner of this Hellcat couldn’t be any more different.

While cruising the streets in his C6 Corvette, YouTuber itsjusta6 came across a man who appeared to be in his 60s driving his blacked-out Hellcat and begging for a race against the Corvette.

Given the horsepower advantage of the Hellcat, it’s no surprise that it came out victorious in all of the rolling races. However, the really cool part is when the Corvette driver pulls alongside to comment on the Hellcat.

“Man, that thing is awesome,” he says, prompting a simple response from the Hellcat driver; “It runs alright.” He then proceeds to pull away, performing a picture perfect powerslide in the process, and proving that the Hellcat can really make you feel as if you run the world. Good on him.

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Is Dodge’s Widebody Challenger Hellcat Better Than The Normal Hellcat? 28
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Hellcat, reviews, video on 10 28th, 2017


The third-generation Dodge Challenger is almost a decade old but it continues to sell well, predominantly thanks to the 2015 launch of the SRT Hellcat and this year’s introduction of the Demon.
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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Involved In Texas High Speed Chase 16
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Hellcat, Offbeat News, Police, Police Cars, video on 10 16th, 2017


A 25-year-old has been involved in a high-speed chase through Houston, Texas after allegedly stealing a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
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