707bhp Hellcat

707bhp Hellcat

What a waste of good tyres but it’s strangely captivating…

The SRT Challenger has a most excellent name. It also has a most excellent horsepower output. At the 2014 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals event, Mr Gilles displays just how much the new Hellcat’ enjoys playing with all of its 707 horsepowers.

In this new video, kindly filmed by avid YouTube enthusiast Lance Miller, we see SRT CEO and senior vice president of design at Chrysler, Ralph Gilles, take his company’s new baby for a little spin.

Two performance metrics Mr Gilles is keen to exploit on a drag strip. By DESTROYING ALL TYRES. Seriously, this is how you do a burnout.

Another reason to salute the Amercian’s after their world cup performance… the Challenger SRT ‘Hellcat’.

Once we’d stopped giggling over how excellent the name was, we realised there were no exact power figures, only that it’d have over 600bhp’. Yes, this new 707bhp Hellcat now becomes the most powerful production muscle car in the history of muscle cars. The Hellcat’s supercharged 6.2-litre V8 not only serves up 707bhp but also 650lb ft of torque, which is… handy.

Now watch the most American trailer for an American muscle car ever. And if you’re not saluting the stars and stripes by the end of it, we’d be rather disappointed.

Image courtesy of topgear.com

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