It never stood a chance.
Electric cars are getting faster by the day, with cars such as the Tesla Model S crushing the quarter-mile in less than eleven seconds, which is seriously quick for a streetcar. Doing battle with these electric vehicles are traditional muscle cars such as the Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT which has proven that it can beat pesky Teslas on the track. But what if you take the heart of a Hellcat and squeeze it into the engine bay of a humble Toyota Prius? In the following video, we can see exactly what transpires when this creation hits the track.
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 producing a mega 717 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels, and the zero to sixty sprint is completed in under four seconds. The quarter mile run is dispatched in under 12 seconds. The Prius seen in the video is powered by the same engine sporting a 4.5L supercharger. The Prius apparently makes 800 horsepower thanks to the addition of some unknown mods, but one thing is for certain: it weighs much less than its heavy-metal challenger.
In the video, we can see the two cars lining up on the strip, with the Prius taking the left lane, and the Challenger the right. The Prius sports the stars 'n stripes and a massive eagle on its side, signifying that it is here to take names, not save fuel. Massive slick tires are seen poking out the back. As the light goes green the Challenger takes the lead from launch, but the Prius starts reeling it in at the end. The Prius manages to run a 9.39-second quarter-mile, while the Challenger manages a mid-ten-second run. Who needs to save the environment when you can outrun hurricanes?