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.