World’s Fastest 5.7L Hemi Dodge Challenger Can Smoke a Hellcat

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These days, you can’t talk about Dodge’s Challenger without somebody adding the Hellcat particle, but what about the faster one, the 5.7-liter R/T model?
No, we haven’t inhaled enough Hellcat tire smoke to go nuts, but this particular Challenger has received plenty of hardware work and is the fastest 5.7-liter Hemi in the world.

In fact, it is considerably faster than the Hellcat. For one thing, it can play the quarter mile in the 9s range. This puts it about one second ahead of the factory supercharged machine, with the Hellcat completing the quarter mile task in 10.8 - that’s the time for drag radials, with the street tire setup taking the 1/4 mile time to 11.3 seconds.

As for when it comes to the actual muscle the thing puts at its driver’s disposal, the owner wants to stay below the radar. The whole sleeper aura of the car would vanish once the output numbers become public. And it's hard to argue with the guy's logic. A 9s car isn't , by far, the ultimate weapong at the dragstrip, even though it can beat many street performers out there. Nevertheless, add the element of surprise and the ride suddenly becomes extra thrilling.

Sheer grunt is cool, but it's not everything

As much as we love seeing this Challenger in action, as well as listening to it rocking the Hemi anthem, being faster than a Hellcat isn’t everything. People had been strapping blowers to Hemis for years when SRT engineers came up with their 707 hp mojo.

However, the trick with the Hellcat is that all the muscle comes in a factory package and we’re not just talking about the warranty here. Drivability is also a key card in the Hellcat deck, one that allows you to play this game every day. Until you change the tires, wait a little and then press the “repeat” button.

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