900 HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat Blows Its Carbon Fiber Driveshaft to Pieces While Drag Racing

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The Dodge Challenger we want to focus on for now might just be the world's fastest Hellcat at the moment, with the Mopar machine having gone down the aftermarket route to reach the 9s quarter mile area. However, such journeys are not without their dangers, as you'll be able to see in the footage below.
The 6.2-liter blown V8 heart of this SRT machine may pack 707 hp, but its owner turned to nitrous to take the car to the 900 hp arena.

With such a serious trip to the gym, it was obvious the stock driveshaft couldn't handle the abuse, so this Hellcat also received a custom touch in this area.

With the Dodge using a carbon fiber aftermarket driveshaft, things were looking promising. As a result, the owner kept playing the quarter mile game, willing to see the results of the tech work.

Carbon fiber might be a bit of a wonder material, but it does have its limits

Nevertheless, the output of the massaged V8 (the new torque level isn't specified) still proved to be too much of a burden for the new driveshaft - the Hellcat blew its carbon fiber unit to smithereens after a furious launch.

As for the exact performance of this machine, we're dealing with a Dodge Challenger Hellcat that has managed to pull a 9.7s quarter mile run. For the sake of comparison, we'll mention a stock Challenger Hellcat can complete the 1320-foot sprint in 11.2 seconds on street tires, while the time drops to 10.8 seconds when drag radials are added.

Since this Hellcat needs to defend its title, we expect to see the Dodge returning to the drag strip soon. In fact, we don't see why the owner would stop adding muscle all of a sudden, which means we might be in for a captivating story throughout the current year.

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