When WhistlinDiesel isn’t accidentally lighting his Ferrari on fire, he’s torture-testing cars or modifying them in stupid ways. This video definitely falls into the latter category. For this build, Cody and his pals took a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, strapped it to a pontoon boat, and attached paddles to its rear axle. It seems to be better at splashing water than going fast.
We spent a few days getting to know Dodge’s 797 horsepower, Hellcat-powered sedan, and all we can say is “wow.” This monster of a car isn’t just insanely fast off the line, it’s also incredibly comfortable. The widebody kit means wider tires and more grip for faster acceleration, and it just looks badass too.
If you’re going to drive a high horsepower muscle car like a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you usually want to have some nice fat tires to maximize grip. So the very idea of a Hellcat riding on horse-and-buggy wheels seems ludicrous. But this is the internet – and where there’s a will, there’s a way, as WhistlinDiesel demonstrates.
The Dodge Charger comes in many flavors, but those seeking max horsepower will want a Hellcat or Hellcat Redeye. After a week behind the wheel of the 707 hp SRT Hellcat Widebody in Hellraisin, we were blown away that a comfy, pragmatic family sedan can be this quick and fun to drive. Now look and listen to its awesomeness.
Dodge continues to cram its Hellcat V8 into more vehicles, this time bestowing the three-row Durango SUV with the 6.2-liter supercharged engine, making 710 hp and 645 lb-ft. of torque. It can launch from 0-to-60 in just 3.5 sec., and do a 1/4-mile in 11.5 sec on its way to a 180 mph top speed. Oh, and it can tow 8,700 pounds.
KarrMedia and VMP Performance worked to create and tune this tiny monster – an older model Mazda MX-5 Miata with a 707hp supercharged V8 Hellcat engine up front. They had to cut holes in the hood and firewall to make it fit, but connected to a 6-speed Tremec manual and a Ford 8.8 rear axle, it’s a bonkers little burnout machine.
Jeep borrows a bit of thunder from its Dodge SRT cousins, packing a 707hp Hellcat supercharged 6.2L V8 engine under its hood, and big Brembo brakes. We can’t think of too many other vehicles that can go 0-to-60 in 3.5s, devour off road trails, and tow up to 7,200 lbs.