Dodge Charger Hellcat Hits The Autobahn For Trio Of High-Speed Runs

Dodge’s performance vehicles are praised – offering mainstream models with supercar power levels. The Challenger is getting a lot of attention, although the Charger is much more interesting with its family appeal. And this is not to be outdone. The Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody packs a powerful 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts). As the video below shows, it can reach breakneck speeds over unlimited portions of the German Autobahn.

The video, while short, also has more than the speedometer spinning upwards. There’s plenty of revs and tire smoke as the supercharger whine barks in the background against the brutal American rumble of the V8. The 707-horsepower V8 produces 650 lb-ft (882 Newton-meters) of torque, which is transmitted to the rear wheels by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, the video lists the power of the charger at 717 hp (534 kW). Either way, the sedan is still fast.

High speed racing does not disappoint. The first sees the sedan hit 160 miles per hour (258 kilometers per hour). The second round was not as successful, but the Charger still reached 239 km / h. The last run is the best, reaching 185 mph (299 km / h) with ease, but short of the car’s top speed of 195 mph (313 km / h). That’s impressive for an otherwise stylish family car, even though Dodge has done wonders to round out the Charger lineup with a range of models.

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is an American born and raised brute with a snarly demeanor and zero manners, but such speeds are not attainable on American roads. Fortunately, there are roads like the highway, although such high speed driving should always be done with caution where it is legal and kept on the racetrack everywhere else.

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