Dodge Charger Hellcat Quarter Mile Record Drops to 9.02 (Video)
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that set the quarter mile record for the factory-supercharged sedan last year is back in action as spring arrives and tracks around the country open for 2019. The “Omega Hellcat” campaigned by the family team of Jose and Ruben (they like to keep their last name to themselves) and headed to Cecil County Dragway this past weekend and the results were a handful of runs that beat their previous best while they continue to hone in on the 8-second range, resetting the world record for the quickest quarter mile time by a Hellcat Charger.
The Omega Hellcat
Back in November 2018, we brought you the news of the B5 Blue Dodge Charger shown here when it set the quarter mile record with a 9.04 at 154 miles per hour. Since then, the only change is a new, lighter battery, but even in positive density altitude, this lightly-worked Hellcat sedan has gotten a bit quicker.
The mod list for the run shown below and when the team set the record back in November includes a 2.65-inch upper pulley, an ATI 10% lower pulley, ID1300 fuel injectors, a Fore 4L triple pump fuel system, a Nitrous Express plate kit set up with a 200 shot, a cat-less mid-pipe, a Driveshaft Shop one-piece driveshaft, a set of “1400 horsepower” axles from the Driveshaft Shop, a set of lightweight rear wheels wrapped in 315/50/17 Mickey Thompson ET Street R drag radials and a set of skinny front wheels. The build was handled by Mike at EMP New York and the E85 tune was provided by Curt Dusterhoff Tuning.
Finally, in addition to the lightweight wheels, this Charger lacks a rear seat and passenger seat, but the car is still well over 4,000 pounds, yet with that simple mod list, this supercharged sedan is inching towards the 8-second range.
The New Record
The Omega Hellcat headed to Cecil County Dragway this past weekend with the hopes of good air and a new record, possibly in the 8-second range. They got pretty good air, running in a density altitude of 700 feet, and while they didn’t get into the 8s just yet, the B5 Blue Charger was able to reset its own record.
During the course of the day, this Dodge Charger ran a 9.08, a 9.05, a 9.04, a 9.03 and a 9.02, with the quickest of the two runs included below for your viewing pleasure. Jose and Ruben are still working for 8s, but for the time being, they continue to campaign the world’s quickest Hellcat Charger.