Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Challenger Hellcat that’s on It’s Way to 9-Second Land ( World Record 10.03@140 )

Most of us have seen the female owned 10.67 second Dodge Charger Hellcat video bouncing around. Since then, that has been the fastest Hellcat around; until now. In this video, Ross Kirkendoll’s Challenger SRT Hellcat completes a smoldering pass in just 10.03 seconds at 140 mph. Although Kirkendoll may have wished his kitty had a couple extra bites of breakfast, a 10.03 pass is nothing to scoff at.

The Challenger Hellcat in stock configuration needs 10.8 seconds as well as a pair of drag radials to achieve 140 mph. With 700 horsepower and a price tag of just under $60k, it’s no surprise that more and more of these bang-for-buck showroom dragsters are popping up all around the country. So it’s only a matter of time until on of these Hellcats reach the all mighty 9-second bracket.


  1. Many ppl have no idea how hard it is to get into the 10 second range, I drag raced in the 70's as a young helper on a Vega funny car, and drove my Road Runner's later, 10 seconds is damn fast !!!

    1. He would have broken the nines if he had gotten it off the line better. I don't know if that's the best the car can do or not, but I don't think so.

      I would have liked to have the money to buy this one and it may have sold at 1/2 the price of the Challenger. I called today to see what it would cost to make it streetable, but it had already sold. Beautiful.

  2. I had a friend in college that had a low 13 sec. Camaro. He was at the drag strip and a guy there had a 10 sec. C Gas 55 Chevy with a for sale sign on it. The guy was in a
    bind and the price was right. My friend bought it. The guy asked him if he'd ever driven a 10 second car. He said no but his Camaro turned low 13's and he figured he could handle it. The guy said ok but be careful. Les said he pulled the 55 up on the line, waited for the light and nailed it. He said when it launched it scared him so bad that when it was time to shift to second he just pushed in the clutch and coasted off the track, putted back around and put in back on the trailer and put the for sale sign back on it. CH

  3. I said it was a C gas. I'm not sure that's right but that's how I remember it. I'm certain about the 10 sec. part. Ch