Two Hellcats, a Super Stock, and one glorious supercharged V8 soundtrack.
July has been a bumper month for Dodge as it unleashed the most powerful versions of its Charger, Challenger, and Durango ranges, all powered by supercharged V8 engines. To keep the momentum going, quite literally, Dodge has released three videos of the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the Challenger SRT Super Stock, and the Durango SRT Hellcat in action. The videos speak for themselves, with the supercharger whine very much in evidence as the cars are thrown around a track with wild abandon.
Starting with the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, its key numbers are 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque from its 6.2-liter supercharged V8. As the quickest production Charger ever, it will hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and clear the quarter-mile in 10.6, all accompanied by a sound that will be the envy of a new generation of electric muscle cars.
With the same torque figure but power pushed up to an eye-watering 807 horses, the Challenger SRT Super Stock is touted as the most powerful muscle car in the world. And yet, it's not the most powerful Challenger ever - the Challenger SRT Demon retains that honor, and Dodge is determined for the Demon to retain its bragging rights.
Still, the Super Stock's 3.25-second run to 60 mph will do quite nicely for most enthusiasts; it couldn't be any closer to the 3.3-second time Ford claims for the Mustang Shelby GT500. As standard, the Super Stock rolls on drag radials, which appear to have an addiction to smoking if this next clip is anything to go by.
The newly introduced Durango SRT Hellcat is the unlikeliest of this trio to offer such prodigious power. After all, this is a big three-row SUV. Despite its power and weight deficit - it makes 710 hp and 645 lb-ft - it isn't much slower than the Super Stock and will hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds before going on to a top speed of 180 mph.
Dodge also claims a best-in-class towing capacity of 8,700 pounds, although we shudder to think how much gas the Durango SRT will consume when towing a rig of that weight. But this hottest Durango, like the smaller Charger and Challenger, does look surprisingly at home on a track.