Horse and buggy wheels fitted to the Hellcat - what could go wrong?
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat has become a potent symbol of America's love for fast cars and more specifically, the freedom to do what the hell you want. This supercharged beast has been terrorizing the streets and drags strips of the US for over five years, and is still a highly-respected muscle car. What makes this vehicle so impressive is its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, and as we've seen countless times before, people love taking these massively powerful powerplants and sticking them into unsuspecting donor bodies. However, in the following video, we see an altogether different creation: dubbed the "HellBuggy", it's half Hellcat, half Amish experiment that looks about as practical as using an actual horse and buggy as your everyday ride.
This HellBuggy is a follow up to a Duramax truck that featured similar wheels, but somehow they look even crazier on the body of a sports coupe. The owner of the car shows off the matching hubs that had to be welded onto the buggy wheels to make it fit the Challenger, and it all looks a bit suspect. Whereas the wheels on the truck were wooden, this set is made from aluminum to hold up at higher speeds (a horse tops out at around 55 mph, a Hellcat closer to 200 mph). The contact surface of the wheels is made from rubber to ensure nice smoky burnouts.
When the HellBuggy hits the streets heads immediately start to turn. This combination of Amish puritanical transportation ethics and modern American muscle is just too wild not to ignore. The car seems rather stable on the road and the driver comments on the comfortable driving dynamics. The Hellbuggy reaches speeds of up to 60 mph comfortably, and one stab of the throttle results in a total smoke show. It is doubtful if the Amish community would approve of this creation, but they could take some notes, seeing as their transit system is a little buggy.