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Watch the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Run 10.40s with Drag Radials

A couple of weeks back, we brought you the news that a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with no modifications other than drag radial tires had run a record-breaking quarter mile time of 10.48 and after much speculation, a video has of the run in question has surfaced online.

When the Edinburg Raceway Facebook page announced earlier this month that a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with no engine modifications had run a 10.48 quarter mile time. The Hellcat Challenger is certified by the NHRA as being a 10.80 car with drag radial tires, so the claim of a 10.48 created a great deal of buzz – and speculation – on the record-setting run. The folks at Edinburg Raceway made us all wait for the video, but that clip has finally arrived online, clearly showing the black Hellcat coupe blast down the track in well under 11 seconds.

The Challenger Hellcat Goes 10.48 on Film
As promised back when the Edinburg Facebook page announced that a Hellcat Challenger went 10.40s on their track, Burns Motors has offered up a video of this black 2015 Dodge Challenger making a run in the cool winter air. The car is stock, with the exception of the Mickey Thompson ET drag radials out back and to make sure that the engine was running at its fullest capacity, the car was running on 109 octane unleaded race gas.

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While a previous teaser video showed the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat doing a burnout, this video begins as the 707hp beast pulls up to the starting line. Even with the sticky tires out back, the driver leaves the line at just over idle and rolls out for the first few feet before trying to put all of that power to the ground. Once the Hellcat Hemi engine is working at full force, we can hear the tires struggle for grip when the 8-speed automatic transmission rips from gear to gear and the big Mopar muscle car really gets to screaming around half track.

As he reaches the end of the track, we see the record-setting numbers flash across the big boards – 10.48 at 133.53 miles per hour.

I can go into more detailed discussion on this run, but I suspect that until we see more Hellcat Challengers run these numbers, there will be an ongoing debate as to whether or not these numbers are possible with just tires and race gas.

In the meantime, crank up your speakers and enjoy watching the most powerful American muscle car of all time run a mid-10 second quarter mile.

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I BLEED MOPARS, There is Nothing Like a Mopar, Since I was a Kid its been Mopar, I've had a ford, I've had Chevy's with small block and Big Block, But there is Nothing like a MOPAR. They are the BEST of EVERYTHING. Small or Big Block, They push the Horse Power like No other. The Challenger SRT Hellcat is so COOL, It Stands ALONE. BEST. Thank You for Building the most Beautiful Machine. I LOVE to have one but my Wife would KILL me if I got a 2nd Mortgage. Not that it has not been in Thought, lol. PeAcE.
Another MOPAR guy here. I am 65 and lived the fun days of the 60's and 70's muscle cars. My first car was a new 72 Dodge Demon 340. Currently I have a 2012 Charger SRT and plan on trading for a new Hellcat. Quandry is that I am not sure if I want a Challenger Hellcat or the Charger Hellcat. The Challenger is the true muscle car but I love the ride quality and practicallity of a 4 door. I would have gone for a 2015 but will wait for 2016 to see if they bring back Plum Crazy Purple. Would love to see them bring back the spring 1970 color "GO GREEN". (Plymouth called it Sassy Grass.) That color is NOT Sublime. It is a bright non-metallic stop light green. A new Challenger would be so cool in that color with black T/A stripes or even black billboards that came on the 71 Cuda. MOPAR OR NO CAR.