Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Drag Races Ram TRX, Mammoth Gap is big
Both are monsters, but the Redeye should be the bigger one since its version of the V8 is more powerful, developing 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft (957 Nm) of torque. The big change is a 2.7 liter IHI compressor compared to the normal 2.4 liter compressor. This generates 14.5 psi of stock boost compared to 11.6 in Hellcats.
Of course, adding air doesn’t do anything without fuel, so two-stage fuel pumps and larger fuel injectors were installed. The Redeye is capable of reaching over 200 miles per hour (322 km / h), and at full power, 1.43 gallons of fuel are needed every minute. It’s a good thing the drag lanes have gas pumps nearby.
Meanwhile, the 6.2-liter TRX develops 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. This makes it the “the fastest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world“Says Dodge. But it’s impossible to ignore the bulk. Its hood is level with the Charger’s roof, and the weight difference between them is equivalent to a cow or two alligators. If you want to be factual, the TRX weighs about 1,700 pounds (771 kg) more, but it all depends on the equipment.
However, the TRX has AWD. It doesn’t seem very important at first. After all, trucks are meant to climb hills, not drag races. But the Ram has shown time and time again that it’s built to be fast.
Honestly, this is a historic drag race, and the stripper holding the mop while drinking a gallon of juice has no idea it’s part of an important moment. That, or he sees Hellcats all day.
We honestly expected the TRX to win after what it did with the Challenger Hellcat in Canada. But this Redeye sedan connects surprisingly well to shoot a 12.42 second pass. It’s not a world record, but the truck has been put in its place for now. Better take the Hennessey Mammoth and start over.