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Anybody else raced a Hellcat Charger?

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  1. trxcobra

    trxcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Figured I would ask this question regarding a run I had this past summer in my supra.

    My car is on a very simple single turbo setup w/ stock long block and a built auto/3500 stall.
    I'm making right around 470whp, and I ran into the hellcat on the highway - assume it was stock or close to it (it was very loud).

    We did a 60-125 roll and it was basically dead even - I pulled a bumper soon after the honk and by the end of the pull he had a bumper on me. Each of us had one female passenger. I honestly expected him to pull on me a bit more, especially at that speed.

    Anybody else have a run in with one of these??
     
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  2. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

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    Not to try and sound like a jerk, but it sounds like he was running the black key which limits power to 500 if I recall correctly.

    Still, really impressive though. Nice run!
     
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    Jmurrz Active Member Established Member

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    I am not surprised even if it was not with the black key. I dragged a stock one by a bus or two, they really don't impress me much from a roll anyway. Nice run.
     
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    apex svt MEAN STREAK Established Member

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    Don't know the difference between the charger and challenger but I ran a challenger in this street car race at the track and it went high 10.80's. Weld wheels, carbon fiber drive shaft, auto. I was impressed
     
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    sleek98 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Your supra has 1,000 pound advantage on the big girl so I could easily see a manual cat with the red key only being even with a much lighter auto.

    If it was an auto the guy either didn't paddle down enough thinking he had you covered or it was the black key.
     
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    Challenger is the 2 door charger is 4 door.
     
  7. Booky

    Booky Who's Pick'n The Banjo Here? Established Member

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    All Charger Hellcats are A8's.
     
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    Booky Who's Pick'n The Banjo Here? Established Member

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    Pretty predictable outcome when you consider you are running against a "Stock" car that is 800 lbs heavier than your modified, 600+ rwhp Cobra.
     
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    Yes, I knew I would win, but I did not expect by that much. My point was to relate that even with 100whp less than my car it should have been a pretty even race. Especially because the supra is about the same weight as the Cobras.


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  10. paluka21

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    Yes I raced a Charger in my GT500 from a roll. My car was stock except for drag radials and heavy Shelby Alcoa wheels. We were dead even from start till end. Started around 40-45mph till...well I don't know. I could have done a whole lot better if I would have downshifted to 2nd, but instead I rushed it and wasn't thinking and began in 3rd.
    Car was pretty fast for a stock Charger without a doubt. Saw a local one run 11.4's @124-125 entirely stock.
     
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    trxcobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Hmm - lots of good points in here. I personally doubt he was on the black key.

    I just couldn't see him hanging that close if he was limited to 500 hp at the motor in a heavy car like that, but who knows. In that scenario, I would have a pretty solid horsepower AND weight advantage. He instigated the race, which I doubt many hellcat drivers would be dying to do against a supra if they weren't on kill mode (total guess here though!)
     
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    Jmurrz Active Member Established Member

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    I doubt most hellcat drivers are ever NOT using the red key. Lol I know I would only use the black key as a spare.


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    they trap 124-127 stock. there arent slow at all. let alone modified.
     
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    All the ones I've seen have been dogs. Well, I should say can't hook for shit. They certainly sound good though.
     
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    Any high horsepower/torque car on street radial tires which are on the narrow side, will look like a dog at the track or street when they cannot hook. Doesn't mean they're slow.
     
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    That's why the GT500 needs to become AWD.
     
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    Well, it's a shame that's the case. Doesn't make for much fun when I get up next to them on the street.
     
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    Or just put 11.5" wheels and drag radials on the back like I have!;)
     
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    My 17 year old brother in law has a challenger hellcat a8 believe it or not( rich family). Anyway, we hooked up this summer on our way to a car show. I have an 09 gt500 that had these mods at the time: trinity tvs, 2.4 pulley, 123 jlt, 67mm tb, off-road hpipe, 3:73, iffy tune, and it also has cooling mods. We went from about 60. I pulled about a car and 1/2 thru third then shifting into forth he probably closed the gap to one car. I started walking slowly away from him in 4th but didn't go long cause there was traffic ahead.

    Needless to say I was impressed with it. Those autos make up so much of a difference. We went to the track about a month later in about 75 degree weather and muggy air and he ran 11:27 at 126 on street tires. I ran an 11:45 at 127. It had more in my car I just wasn't launching hard enough on my two runs, and I don't think my tune was on too good. His car was hooking pretty good for street tires. Think he went 1:88 in the 60.

    Regardless, the day we roll raced another friend was with us in his stock 2013 gtr. We both spanked up on him lol. He has done a lot of mods to his gtr since then and looking for a rematch. I may or may not have did a few new mods to my car since then too lol.
     

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