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805hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat X Hits the Track, Sans the Traction

The custom Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat “X” from the 2015 Challenger Dream Giveaway will be awarded on May 16th, but to help stir up some late ticket sales for the charity program – the 805 horsepower Mopar muscle car has hit the track to show off the function of the compound forced induction system.
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Almost a year ago, we introduced you to the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat X, a customized version of the 707 horsepower Mopar muscle car that features a unique twin turbocharged and supercharged induction setup that lifts the output to 805 horsepower and 800lb-ft of torque. This monster muscle car will be given away as part of a May 16th contest titled the Dream Challenger Giveaway along with a modified 1970 Dodge Challenger, with tickets beginning at just $3. The proceeds of this event will go to charity and with the time to buy tickets running out, the contest organizers wanted to grab some attention for a final big sales push before the contest ends.

Of course, there is no better way to draw attention to a contest for an 805 horsepower, twin turbocharged and supercharged Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat than to take it to the drag strip.

The Challenger Hellcat X Hits the Track
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat X packs a list of unique features inside, outside and under the hood, including the addition of a twin turbocharger system that compresses the air heading into the Hellcat’s factory supercharger. The result of this compound forced induction setup is a jump from 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque to 805 horsepower and 800lb-ft of torque.

To show off this slick package in action, the Dream Challenger Giveaway people took the Hellcat X to the drag strip and while we don’t get to see what it runs in the quarter mile, we do get to see the twin turbocharged and supercharged Hemi struggling to get traction with drag radials.

We get to see the Challenger Hellcat X make four passes, none of which are what an experienced racer would call good runs. On the first run, the driver leaves the line roasting the tires – seemingly on purpose. For those unsure, this is not standard practice for warming up drag radials. On the second, third and fourth runs, the driver gets away from the line much better, but the car continues to spin the tires when the driver gets hard into the throttle.

While I understand that this car has 805 horsepower, anyone familiar with the progress of the Hellcat Challenger quarter mile record race know that there are cars with way more than 805hp getting down the track much better than this. I’m not sure if the tires are crummy or the track is particularly slick, but I’m confident that this car could get down the track better with some tweaks. However, it sounds awesome blasting down the track, so even though we don’t get to see what it runs – it is still a great example of this unique Hellcat Challenger in action.

Best of all, you can enter to win this car for just $3 as part of the Dream Challenger Giveaway. Click here to check out the ticket process or if you just want to see the beast in action, crank up your speakers and enjoy!


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