Watching a Dodge Charger Hellcat being driven on the Nurburgring isn’t itself a common sight, but finding one that’s being pushed hard on a public TF, now that’s really special.
We’re mostly used in seeing Hellcats either drag-racing or doing burnouts so you could imagine our surprise when we came across this onboard video on the Bavarian Motor Works channel, showing a rather skilled driver negotiating a Charger Hellcat around the holy grounds of the ‘Ring with speed and precision.
The lap was done during what looks like a public session, with the Hellcat blasting down the narrow track, passing various European cars while carrying three people.
Despite the rather hefty weight figure, the big angry cat manages to impress with its ability to navigate the demanding track. Sure, it’s not a Caterham but it isn’t a one-trick pony either. That last bit was confirmed when an unidentified Porsche 996 -we think it’s a GT3 but the uploader believes it was a Turbo- passed the Hellcat but never really got away.
As it turns out, the Charger Hellcat is more capable that people give it credit, plus it’s really cool to see an American muscle car getting pushed to its limits on a track like the Nurburgring.