This could have ended in disaster.
There's no special driver's license required to get behind the wheel of a muscle car. That same license legally gives you access to drive anything from a 78-horsepower Mitsubishi Mirage G4 to a 730-hp Lamborghini Aventador S. The real high-risk cars lie somewhere in the middle, though, when supercar levels of power are mixed with a fairly attainable price tag. It's when often inexperienced drivers lose control of massively powerful cars.
That's why Ford Mustangs have been involved in more crashes than we care to mention, and it's also likely why a Dodge Charger driver literally crashed into a crowd of people at a car meet that got out of hand.
We'll state upfront that, fortunately, nobody appears to have been seriously injured in the incident that took place in Houston, Texas. The Charger in question is wrapped in camouflage and, at around the 03:15 mark, the terrifying moment happens where the driver sends the rear wheels spinning in a cloud of smoke before barreling into a group of bystanders.
It's a miracle that nobody was seriously hurt, but of equal concern is that the driver didn't bother to check if anyone was hurt. Unidentifiable behind the tinted windows of the Charger, the driver simply sped off away from the scene.
The Dodge Charger is simply one of the maddest four-door sedans in production right now, mixing powerful engines with a reasonable price. Earlier this year, Dodge unveiled the Charger SRT Hellcat which produces 797 hp and 707 lb-ft from its 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine.
It'll race through the quarter-mile sprint in only 10.6 seconds and reach a maximum speed of over 200 mph. But without the more secure all-wheel-drive systems of other powerful sedans, it's a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands, a sentiment that applies even to the less powerful Charger sedans. Let's hope that there'll be no more close calls anytime soon.