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675-HP Dodge Charger SRT Drags Mopar Truck and TT RS, Absolute Destruction Ensues

Dodge Charger SRT vs Ram, Audi, Lancer on ImportRace 11 photos
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The good folks over at the racing-focused ImportRace channel on YouTube are not at their usual venue - Island Dragway in Great Meadows, New Jersey, but rather they circled back to MIR - Maryland International Raceway.
This summer has been a busy one for this videographer – since early June, we have seen a bunch of great tracks through his lens. For example, at home at Island Dragway, we have witnessed a lot of quirky rides – including Beetle hot rods and Falcon gassers – while the host brought us coverage from other places like Maryland International Raceway and Pocono Raceway for both drags and rolls, or Bradenton Motorsports Park and Texas Motorplex.

Obviously, this team likes to keep the racetrack action varied – and we have seen just about everything, from yellow Trackhawks to 1,300-hp Hellcats and from Z06s to Demon 170s and 2,500-hp Lambo Huracanas. No worries, there's always something interesting around every bend – or at the end of the straight line. As such, here's another excerpt from Race Motive's various events that take place at Maryland International Raceway.

This time around, the focus is on an L-bodied Dodge Charger SRT sedan that's modified to develop no less than 675 horsepower, according to the channel's description. It's not there just for a smoke show – even though it performs admirably. It's also there for racing, and the tough get going from the start as the grey sedan lines up with a crimson Ram 1500 pickup truck dressed with black touches and 'Mopar' script on the sides.

The full-size truck is even missing the tailgate to make it lighter and feistier, but that's clearly not enough to upset the sedan rascal in the other lane. Victory is pretty obvious, thus, as the Charger nails an 11.57s pass at 121 mph and the good-looking Ram gets 12.68s at 105 mph. Next up, the Dodge takes it to the next level of tuning as it lines up with a fellow 'grey ghost,' an Audi TT RS supposedly packing no less than 900 horsepower.

Obviously, absolute destruction ensues – and swiftly. In the end, the big Dodge sedan improves its quarter-mile time to 11.37s at 121 mph, but that's nowhere near the 9.97s at 132 mph posted by the little German sports car. Last but not least, as a reminder that Race Motive is also about roll racing, not just drags, the Dodge Charger SRT goes for a skirmish against a white Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in the 65-mph roll racing category.

It seems the Evo wasn't exactly prepared for the race, or the driver didn't know what to do, but the exit speed was incredibly low (48 versus 64 miles for the Dodge), and the rally-bred machine obviously couldn't hope to catch up. By the time the Charger was already done, winning the battle with a trap speed of 142 mph, the Mitsubishi was still charging and thus only nailed a 120-mph pass.

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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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