On the bright side, the Hellcat's radiator looks okay.
This is the type of thing that gives speed enthusiasts a bad reputation. There's a time and a place for everything, like doing burnouts and acceleration runs. But unfortunately, the owner of this Dodge Challenger Hellcat didn't get the memo and has learned his lesson the hard way.
What should have been a nice day last weekend at a Cars and Coffee event in Loveland, Colorado turned into quite the spectacle thanks to a little incident involving the Hellcat and a Chevy Silverado. The Hellcat owner figured it'd be a great idea to accelerate down the street so that everyone can see how cool he is. How'd that work out, buddy?
Supposedly due to cold tires, he suddenly lost control and swerved into the Silverado driving in the next lane. He slammed into the truck at great speed, managing to push it along the road for several feet until it tipped onto its side and then rolled over.
The entire thing was caught on video by someone who definitely doesn't have the best quality camera. We're not even so sure what this person was saying. It sounds like another language, but no matter. What's done is done. Imagine the phone conversation the Hellcat owner had with his insurance company because it's costing them a pretty penny.
The good news is that no one was seriously injured in either vehicle, neither of which had kids inside. We wouldn't be surprised if both vehicles are declared totaled, though the Silverado may be salvageable. The Hellcat suffered the most damage. Its entire front end was nearly ripped off and the hood is bent upwards.
The 6.2-liter supercharged V8 might still be okay and the radiator, amazingly, looks just fine. Any high-horsepower muscle car, sports car, or supercar comes with great responsibility and this guy clearly doesn't know the meaning of the word. He'll now suffer the financial and shameful consequences.