Modded Dodge Charger Hellcat Drag Races Corvette ZR1, serves Mopar dominance
Now is the perfect time to be a Mopar fan; you can always pick up Supercharged Charger and Challenger monsters straight from the showroom, with spicy new derivatives that keep coming our way, or you can take an “old” one and turn it into a drag feeling with the help from the secondary market. And the four-door Dodge we have here is a shining example of the latter scenario.
Instead, the V8 received a Modern Muscle Extreme racing kit that takes displacement from 376.3 to 411 cubic inches (6.17 to 6.73 liters). The factory blower, a 2.4L IHI unit, has been replaced with a 4.5L Whipple, while an integrated eight-speed ZF auto handles the extra muscle, which now sits in territory at four digits.
The four-door now comes with 15-inch Weld Racing beadlock rear wheels shod with Mickey Thompson AND Street Radial Pro radials to use all that power. And we can see the 315 section rubber, unauthorized for the road, working to lift that front section when the vehicle goes off the line.
Speaking of which, the Hellcat was recently launched at the Street Car Takeover event hosted by the Atlanta Dragway, where it encountered some impressive competition.
On the one hand, the Mopar machine did it with a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 C7. And while that big wing, which is part of the ZTK aero package, doesn’t look like the kind of material you would want for drag racing, keep in mind that the Vette is in a whole different weight class. Also, as the Chevy 9 race demonstrates, it comes with its own mods (the factory setup brings capabilities to the mid 10s).
However, the Hellcat wearer was determined to enter the League of 8, as shown in the YouTube clip below (lens tip at Drag Racing and Car Stuff). During his journey he also encountered beasts such as a 2016 biturbo Ford Mustang GT, a Dodge Challenger FBO with an E85 setup and, more importantly, a record-breaking biturbo Chevrolet Trailblazer that just happened to be an 8s contraption. .