Dodge has just unveiled its NHRA Funny Car inspired by the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
As you can probably tell from these photos, the drag racer shares virtually nothing in common with the road car, albeit for some graphics and the fake headlights and grille which have been stickered on at the front like a NASCAR. Nevertheless, Dodge’s Funny Car is pretty interesting.
The first thing to note about the car is that it pumps out an extraordinary 11,000 hp. While that’s not particularly mind-blowing for those who know their stuff in the world of drag racing, it does put into perspective the power offered up by the Charger Hellcat. That vehicle’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivers 707 hp and in the world of street-legal production cars, that is a lot.
“NHRA fans are passionate about power and performance, so we decided to transform Matt Hagan’s Funny Car into a HEMI-powered showcase for our new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody,” global head of Alfa Romeo and head of passenger cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, Fiat, FCA North America, Tim Kuniskis said. “At Dodge, we push the envelope, but even we couldn’t get this one approved, so for now Matt Hagan has the only Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody that has more than 707 horsepower.”
Two-time NHRA champion Matt Hagan will race his Charger-inspired Funny Car at the Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado this coming weekend as part of the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals.