We were kids once, too, and we may have pushed our cars a little too hard on the street from time to time. We’ve even done the “stop light to stop light sprint” with others, but we grew up and realized that street racing is not only dangerous for you and others, but it’s also a great way to get your car impounded by the police.
In this video above, we see a new Hellcat owner heading out onto the freeway to impress others with his 707 supercharged horsepower. At first they meet up in a parking lot and there the smack talk probably took place and then it was on. From the description, the Hellcat is completely stock (we only know of one company actually making something for the Hellcat Hemi – ATI has a damper for it), but the Nissan GT-R is apparently built and tuned.
The first couple of roll races take place without a hitch, but after a little bit a stealthy set of headlights lines up behind the trio (with the guy in the Mustang following along) and then it happens. The reds and blues fill the rear view mirrors and the night is going to rapidly come to an end. We know all too well how tempting it is to show off with a Hellcat.
You can see the GT-R driver try to sneak past as if he wasn’t a part of the shenanigans, but the po-po was just a little smarter. Stopping in the middle of the freeway, the cop managed to pull all three drivers to the side of the road for a bit of a lecture about the dangers of street racing.
We didn’t get any further information about what happened next, but suffice to say it was not a good idea to think about running. You may have the most powerful musclecar ever produced with the Hellcat, but last time we checked it still cannot outrun a police radio.
We’ve said it before, people, and we’ll say it again: take it to the track. If you don’t have one locally, find one or petition to get Street Legal Drags in your area so you can do this safely and not on a public roadway. Be safe, lest you end up like this guy.