The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat are each powered by a supercharged Hemi V8 with 707 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque – and each of these high performance Mopar muscle cars are offered strictly with rear-wheel drive. To most people, driving a high performance car on salty winter roads is reason enough to keep their Hellcat Dodges parked and covered until the temperatures rise, but few Hellcat owners would ever consider trying to get around in their supercharged machine in a foot of snow.
Fortunately, the owner of this white Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat isn’t one of those folks who tucks his supercharged muscle car away for the Michigan winter. When the Metro Detroit area got its first major snowstorm of the year almost a week ago – he took to the streets with the cameras rolling to show how well the Hellcat Charger can dig through deep snow.
Hellcat VS Old Man Winter
I live in the same general area as this Hellcat Charger owner, so I am familiar with the snowstorm that led up to this video of a supercharged Dodge playing in the snow. I was driving a Ram Rebel during and after this storm, and in most cases, I kept the truck in four wheel drive. Having driven the Hellcat Charger in the rain, I can only imagine how easily the 707hp Dodge sedan would spin the tires in the snow, but in this case, the ability to spin the wheels so quickly might be helping the car maintain forward progress.
It should be noted that this particular Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is fitted with Blizzak tires, which are about the best snow tire on the market, so the tires play a big part in this super sedan’s ability to dig through the snow. In this video, the owner has taken to a local rooftop parking lot, where there are no other cars, but plenty of snow. Even on the super-smooth parking lot surface covered with roughly a foot of snow, the Hellcat fitted with snow tires is able to blast around the lot with ease. Of course, there are plenty of slides and donuts tossed in, but the takeaway here is that with the Blizzak tires – this Hellcat Charger doesn’t have much of a problem cutting through the snow. In the rare case that the car begins to lose forward motion, the available horsepower coupled with the snow tires easily dig down through the snow, allowing the powerful Dodge sedan to keep on rolling.
Also, keep in mind that the owner of this Hellcat Charger had to drive on local roads to get to this parking structure, and having also been on the local roads that night – I can attest that the fact that this Hellcat Charger made it around town is clear proof that you can drive these cars in heavy snow.(More on Page 2)
At the end of the day, I would still rather be driving my truck in the snow, but for those Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat owners who want to be able to drive their cars year-round in areas which received heavy snowfall – it looks like a good set of tires and a little driving skill is all that you need.
Warning: There is some course language in the video, so this video is best watched outside of the hearing range of kids or coworkers.