This 9-Second Dodge Charger Hellcat Is Ready to Slay the Demon – The Drive
In case you haven’t noticed, America is in the midst of perhaps the greatest revolution since that time we dumped all the tea and kicked the Redcoats’ asses. Yes, the great Muscle Car Uprising is upon us. If you want to shred your tires with some ludicrous factory horsepower figures, your options are more numerous than they’ve been at any time in history.
That is, unless you require four doors. Dodge neglected to give the Charger a Demonic treatment alongside the Challenger, but as this video shows, a few tweaks to the Hellcat engine will have the sedan running nine-second quarter-mile passes all day long at the strip.
Shot in Texas, the clip shows a C6-generation Corvette Corvette and the Charger moseying up to the line for a timed quarter-mile run. Both engines sound modified and each is rocking a pair of hefty drag slicks, but the ‘Vette also enjoys about a 1,000-pound weight advantage over the Charger. The first real sign that all is not as it appears with the Dodge is the pre-run burnout to warm up the tires; it barely needs to rev the engine to spin the rears, while the Corvette wails away like that one guy at the gym who always tries to bench too much.