This muscle car means business.
We live in the golden age of power, where cars such as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 offer supercar levels of performance at more than half the cost of an Italian exotic. It is a good time to be alive indeed. The Redeye is one of our favorite American performance cars and starting at only $72,295 (MSRP) it delivers a knockout punch, but laying down such immense power takes skill and patience.
Filmed at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, we now get to see what one of these machines is capable of doing when given enough space to stretch its legs. The track is one of the few places where performance cars can hit their top speed thanks to a straight which measures 3.22 miles long.
This 797 horsepower, 707 lb-ft monster clearly has more than enough power to boogie but can struggle to lay down the power as we've seen in previous videos. According to Dodge, the SRT Hellcat Redeye will manage a zero to sixty sprint in 3.4 seconds, and given enough road will max out at 203 mph. It should complete the quarter-mile in only 10.8 seconds.
In the video posted by the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, we can see that the testing conditions were pretty favorable with an ambient temperature of 72 Fahrenheit, and a slight east by southeast breeze with the vehicle heading south to north. Testing took place at 2:00 pm.
The car launches hard off the line, and within the blink of an eye crosses the 100 mph mark, and continues pulling on to 155 mph. The car sounds eerily quiet as it speeds up. The Challenger eventually tops out at a stunning 195 mph before having to tap off at the end of the runway. The exact speed was measured at 195.299 mph at a distance of 2.3 miles. This comes after a video showed a similar car hitting 177 mph over the standing mile.
Those are some impressive numbers, and we can't wait to see what the more capable Super Stock will manage over the same distance.