What we have here folks is the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world. The 707 HP, 6.2 liter supercharged Dodge Charger Hellcat tops out at 204.55 MPH, stock from the factory with no modifications, running the same specs as a car you can buy off the showroom floor in any Mopar dealer across this country.
Everything is at factory calibration including engine tuning, transmission, ride height, aerodynamics and tires. Dodge worked closely with Pirelli to produce the world’s only four season tire rated at 200 mph as well.
The runs we see are part of final testing of the Hellcat 4-door to document its top speed. The 204.55 MPH number is averaged from two runs with temperature and wind factored in. With a tailwind it reached 209.9 MPH and with a headwind it goes “only” 202.2 MPH. It’s been said at redline, the Hellcat will drain its gas tank in 20 minutes. Good thing gas is hovering at two bucks a gallon.
The video posted on YouTube is shot with cool angles and great POV perspective with HD resolution on a crisp, beautiful day. Don’t miss the banked drive-bys at speed with awesome baritone thunder.
The comfort, tractability and speed of this factory production car has never been achieved at any price and is high-water mark not for just for Chrysler but for any manufacturer. It also quite a plug for supercharging technology and the new age Hemi. Any V-8 powered Challenger/Charger/300/Grand Cherokee can be a candidate for this kind of top speed prowess, either from the factory or from a myriad of aftermarket suppliers.
The day has come where 200 MPH supercars are attainable for the masses. You pay the dough and drive out of the showroom and go 200 MPH. On a racetrack of course.
These are the good old days, folks.
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