“General Lee” Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenges Lambo Aventador

The modern Dodge Challenger makes for a very interesting General Lee, even if the original was actually a Charger.

It becomes even more interesting as an SRT Hellcat like this one, which was filmed recently during a drag racing event.

With his ride inspired by the famous car from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘, the owner of this Challenger SRT Hellcat put on quite a show thanks to the sound of its supercharged V8 and the iconic horn.

The muscle car was also pitted against some powerful machines, from an Audi TT-RS to a Lamborghini Aventador. However, it appears that, for whatever reason, the driver had a hard time unleashing the 707hp and 650lb-ft (881Nm) of torque straight from the start, but that didn’t make the runs any less exciting.

In the right hands, and with the correct tires, the Challenger SRT Hellcat needs 3.6 seconds for the 0-60mph (0-96km/h) run, and it can complete the quarter mile in just under 11 seconds. For those who might want something more, there’s the even madder Demon, an 840hp version that can go from naught to 60mph (96km/h) in just 2.3sec and does the quarter-mile in 9.65sec.


  • Bo Hanan

    When you show up with a confederate flag on the roof of your car you should expect that every foreign car owner will want to whip your behind. And hats off to the Audi TT that stayed on his tail- only later whipping him.

    • karmat

      It’s supposed to have that flag on the roof…uh, Bo.

      • Bo Hanan

        I bet it was a choice. They don’t come from the factory like that. And Chrysler knows better than to offer that option. I think this driver went looking for “that” flag.

        • europeon

          And what’s wrong with it?

        • karmat

          It’s from an old American TV show, and the guy in the black hat is Bo.

          • Bo Hanan

            I remember. Unfortunately there are a lot of “old American ways” tied to that flag. And I think it was a bad idea. Especially considering recent events around the country. And I’m sure those two “good ol boys” considered that when they chose to put that flag on their car.

          • europeon

            SJW/PC culture is a cancer and you are guilty of spreading it.

          • Six Thousand Times

            He’s free to have an opinion. You’re being no less whingy.

          • europeon

            So am I. I also have the right to be as screechy as I want 🙂

          • karmat

            Naw, just a fun show

          • Bo triggered much

        • Arthur Dunning III

          Considering that the General Lee Charger started out with a confederate flag on ITS roof, what other flag is this driver going to look for?

    • Seats & a steering wheel

      Why? I think they will be more interested in winning the race for themselves rather than for political reasons

      • Bo Hanan

        I think they wanted to win, and make a political & personal statement.

        • BGM

          I see a lot more cars with rainbow and equality flags on them, making a political and personal statement.

  • europeon

    Spinning those stock 275 wide rear tires like there’s no tomorrow…

  • Juan Alvarez

    The driver is spinning his wheels before the start. If you don’t know how to drive the car stick with a Yugo.

  • Frank Yoster

    that dud3 can not launch a hellcat…

  • Ary Wisesa

    Does Hellcat have launch control? It slides to much I think. I dont know, I never drive a car with crazy power like that.

    • Vassilis

      I think it does yeah.

      • BGM

        Not working very well…

        • Vassilis

          I’m not sure he used it :p

  • Infinite1

    No contest against the Aventador. The Demon, now that would be a formidable foe against the Aventador but I believe that the Lambo will still take the win.

  • lagunas3ca

    Pretty sure the Aventador driver was more concerned with the driver of the Challenger not hitting him.

  • bonzomatic

    Too bad he doesn’t know how to drive it.

  • AnaIvanovic

    Why do Americans keep making these muscle cars that are actually slow? Can’t they just make properly fast cars? I mean, Ford was able to make the Ford GT which is supercar material. These muscle cars have such powerful engines but everything else about the car is garbage: it’s super heavy, has a shitty powertrain, shitty aerodynamics, shitty suspension, etc. The Audi TT-RS, despite having far less power, was just very well balanced and properly fast, and it manages to stay refined. The Hellcat is just like riff-raff in comparison. Loud, uncouth and underperforming — it’s all talk and no game, or all bark and no bite.

    • Bullitt2605

      Why do you foreigners think we Americans care what you think???

      • AnaIvanovic

        Doesn’t matter if you don’t care what we think. We’re just laughing at how muscle cars are noisy, overweight, slow pieces of turd that chug gasoline like no tomorrow. It’s garbage, and you love it. That’s just sad regardless of how you put it. The Hellcat, for all its horsepower, wouldn’t be able to keep up with a Cayman around the track or around the city.

        Of course, the Americans that like muscle cars wouldn’t acknowledge any of those deficiencies and that’s why they’re so laughable.

        • Bullitt2605

          Again you have me confused with someone who cares what you think.

          • Arthur Dunning III

            This discussion reminds me of a car building project involving a GT40 replica with a 5.7 Hemi in place of the usual Ford engine. I could easily see a Hellcat engine being installed in something similar. My only question would be this: how would a Hellcat-powered GT40 replica perform when put up against this General Lee Challenger?

          • AnaIvanovic

            The fact that you even replied means YOU CARE. American muscle is shit. Nothing but a cultural antiquity that is a detriment to the pursuit of performance. Please do reply that you still don’t care so I know that you do.

    • Ronan_The_Accuser

      Oh, dumb you shît! You’ve never been to a drag strip before. Yeah, we have 6,7,8 and 9 sec. cars! Let your Audi TT RS run that🤣

      • AnaIvanovic

        Someone’s triggered. Overweight American muscle performing like absolute shit on the track is nothing new. All that horsepower and slow lap times. Bahahaha. Instead of traction all you get is noise.

        Trim the fat and maybe you’ll get good results.

        • Arthur Dunning III

          With the Hellcat engine being offered as a crate engine by Mopar these days, I can see some enterprising souls installing a Hellcat into a lightweight sports car. A 1971 DeTomaso Pantera comes to mind, especially since the Pantera is the only Italian exotic where engine swaps are commonplace.

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