900 HP Twin-Turbo Dodge Challenger with Carbon Fiber Driveshaft Goes Drag Racing

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The Hellcat might benefit from a massive fan base, but not everybody in the market for a beefed-up SRT Challenger was willing to wait for Dodge to strap a blower to the muscle car. Heck, the owner of the forced induction Challenger in the clip below didn't even chose the same forced induction path for his machine.
While Challenger owners had been installing superchargers for years before the Hellcat badge showed up, the driver of the muscle car we're discussing here went for a twin-turbo setup.

Yes, we know, this is a bit of a blashpHEMI, but when the resulting contraption delivers impressive results at the drag strip, it's hard to argue with the man's decision.

The Challenger in question is a 2008 model and while this still has the 6.1-liter HEMI under that shaker-gifted hood, the pistons are forged. More importantly, the V8 is aided by a pair of 64mm turbochargers in its quest for velocity. Oh, and the engine works with a built tranny, as well as with a carbon fiber driveshaft.

When translated into 1,320-feet performance, all the details above allow the Dodge to play the quarter mile game in 9.7 seconds at 144 mph, or at least that's what the owner explains. In theory, this means the Challenger seen in the piece of footage below has well over 900 hp at the crank.

In fact, the clip sees the owner explaining he had entered a slower racing class while the video was being filmed and had to dial down the car a little bit.

For those of you who thought the carbon fiber driveshaft was an overkill, here's a link showing a similarly-powered Challenger, this time a tuned Hellcat, which blows its CF driveshaft to pieces at the drag strip. So no, such a piece is not an overkill, especially when it comes to brutal take-offs using drag radials and a prepped surface.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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