Watch Ralph Gilles Pull a Monster Burnout in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

We’ve all seen what the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat can do when set free on a drag strip. Nonetheless, former SRT CEO Ralph Gilles seems to disagree with the way in which the tires of the Hellcat were brought up to temperature ahead of the run. As a result, Gilles took another Hellcat, this time a Sublime Green one and put on a monster burnout.
Ralph Gilles Pulling a Monster Burnout in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 1 photo
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The former CEO put the 707 ponies to work at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. Wearing the black Hellcat t-shirt Chrysler guys pride themselves with these days, Gilles got inside and did an awesome job, while keeping one hand out the window and the other raised through the sunroof.

The soundtrack alone was nothing short of a concert, whit the supercharger whine, the Active Exhaust and the tire-melting sound being the lead singers, not necessarily in this order. Upon completing the trick, Gilles received a microphone, which he used to... apologize for forgetting to turn the traction control off. A nice humorous icing for such a smokey cake.

For those wondering about Gilles’ role, we’ll remind you that the SRT is no longer a brand now, having been rebranded as some sort of in-house tuner for the Dodge brand only.

With that move, the Viper also became a Dodge. SRT is now led by Tim Kunisis, who also keeps his previous roles of Dodge CEO, as well as head of the company’s fleet operations. Returning to Ralph Gilles, he has remained CEO and President of SRT Motorsports.

What can we say, the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s optional Pirelli P Zeros made for a pretty nice sacrifice to the God of Muscle Car Power War.

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