Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hits 189 MPH on German Autobahn... Due to Traffic

One of the aces the Dodge Challenger Hellcat has up its cylinder sleeve has to do with its top speed. With the Mopar machine being capable of reaching north of 200 mph, the sheer idea of being able to dig into such potential is enticing.
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And while that kind of speed can easily get you jailed in the US, over in Europe things are different. We are, of course, referring to the German Autobahn and its derestricted area that allows any driver to verify the maximum velocity of his or her ride.

In this case, we're dealing with a Sublime Green Challenger Hellcat - for the record, you can't have this color for the 2016 model year. The driver hit the Autobahn on a Sunday, making his way through traffic as he attempted to see how high his speedometer can jump.

Despite frequent interruptions from other drivers who failed to reach the slow lane in time, the 707-pony muscle machine managed to climb to 189 mph (304 km/h). And while the car proved stable under heavy braking, we wish the driver would learn how to handle a steering wheel.

"Traffic was a little more than I anticipated for a Sunday. In lieu of this, I was unable to go faster than the title articulates....even though I could've if given a clear path," the driver explains in the YouTube description of the video.

In case you're reading this on the Old Continent and are wondering what you have to do in order to grab one, we have to explain that turning to the gray market is mandatory.

While in its home country this SRT machine comes with an MSRP of $59,995, in Europe you'll have to pay around €86,000 for it. At least that's the price tuner Geiger Cars is asking for one of these demonic felines. Even so, the Hellcat keeps a strong bang-for-buck aura, so while it won't become as popular as it is back home, it will certainly get plenty of attention.

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