The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one of the most ferocious cars on the market, but that doesn’t mean that it’s invincible, especially when tuning comes into play.
The video below features a Challenger SRT Hellcat that has been tuned to 800 wheel horsepower going up against a Ford Mustang that is said to be pushing out roughly 1000 WHP! While we don’t know what modifications have been made to the Ford to give it so much grunt, we suspect it has either been turbocharged or supercharged.
As you can probably imagine, a Ford Mustang with more than double the horsepower that it left the factory with is quite happy to spin up its rear tires. In fact, it lays down thick lines of black rubber whenever the driver hits the throttle, seemingly regardless of what gear the car is in.
In the first race, the Mustang immediately jumps out to a lead over the Challenger and leaves thick black lines down the road for hundreds of feet. The Hellcat, by comparison, doesn’t seem to encounter any traction issues but, despite its better grip, it simply doesn’t have enough power to keep up with the Ford.
The second race appears much closer because the Mustang lost traction off the line and it looks as though the driver let off the throttle to keep things under control, providing the Hellcat with the window of opportunity it needed to (almost) keep up.