The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat remains one of the craziest performance cars on the market and more than capable of blasting down a motorway on full boost.
In the years since the Hellcat was released, most of the videos we’ve seen have been filmed in its homeland. Consequently, we haven’t really had the opportunity to see the Challenger unleashed over an extended period of time during a high-speed motorway blast – and such places exist only in certain countries, like Germany and the unrestricted parts of its Autobahn (or Autobahnen, since its the plural).
Dodge claims that the Challenger Hellcat has a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) and we have no reason to doubt that. However, the driver of the Hellcat in question wasn’t able to muscle the car up to such speeds and instead decided to let off the throttle at 168 mph (270 km/h). That’s still mighty fast, and much more than you can go on any public road in the United States.
When the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat twins were released, the world was left stunned and, despite getting on in age, the duo remain among the most powerful production vehicles in their class. In 2019 specification, the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 of the Challenger Hellcat delivers no less than 717 HP and 656 lb-ft (889 Nm) of torque. All of this power is funneled to the tarmac solely through the rear wheels and, in this example, an eight-speed automatic transmission, as the standard option is a six-speed manual.