Video on the Charger Hellcat, 11.0 replicated on stock tires

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  1. ChargeCat

    ChargeCat Senior Hellcat Member

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    Cars.com replicates Dodge's 11.0 in the Charger Hellcat on stock tires.



     
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    TURNERZ Rocket Science for the Road

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    Cool!
     
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    Wow, he forgot to mention downhill drag strip
     
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    Oops can't run that at Milan or Lapeer in Michigan w/o a cage too quick.
     
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    Yeah, I took a harder look at the video because the first few times i watched it i was looking at the car and in awe of how good it sounds. Why in the world would they have a drag strip that goes down hill like that? You cant get accurate results like that, at least compared to a track thats level and not sloped downhill. Id like to see them retest the car at a more level drag strip but we all know what the car is capable of anyway.
     
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    Not down hill, camera lens. Look at if from behind starting line. All sanctioned tracks can only be a few feet off dead level.
     
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    Impressive on street tires.
     
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    Now this is what I'm talking about, Completely stock and matching that 11.0 that Dodge claimed. Any Challengers this close?

    This is the quickest stock Hellcat.

    I predict, after someone breaks in the motor, over 2,000 miles, a Charger Hellcat, on a cool day @ Atco or similiar low DA track will be the first to break into the 10's.

    Might be on my bucket list to go there and kick some ass.
     
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    The camera lens in the widest side shot distorts it a bit, but the track definitely is sloped downhill a bit. NHRA allows a certain percentage slope, this track is clearly one of them.
     
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    Why not have a track that drives off of a cliff? That will help ETs... :rolleyes:

    What racetrack is that in Illinois? Can someone research the downward slope?

    I was hoping it was just an optical thing and that the runoff actually was upwards (which makes sense when trying to slow).
     
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    Or run on the same day they have 30 mph tailwinds, then make claims as to how fast you did.
    You know the track runs downhill if some guy at Cars dot com can jump into a Hellcat and start reeling off "numerous" 11.1 second stock 1/4 mile runs.
    It takes a bit more practice and patience to do that on a Hellcat. He was clearly aided by the downhill slope and possibly even a bit of a tailwind.
     
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    OK, I did the research.
    The track they ran at is Byron Dragway.

    apparently it is well documented that the track has an optical illusion of running downhill, but Google Earth has it as the same elevation (about 700 feet) the whole way. But Google earth is clearly not a surveyor, so even if it's a foot or two downhill, Google earth may not register it that accurately.

    I also read some posts about Byron Dragway. It is well known to be a "fast track"
    Even locals state they don't understand how they can get faster times at Byron than they can at other tracks in the same area with their cars.
    Some people stated they have gotten similar times at other tracks as they have gotten at Byron, but most seem not to be able too.

    One guy pointed out that Byron is a VERY WELL prepped track and he does most of his runs there because of it.
    So, it seems that Bryon is a bit like ATCO, just runs fast. This same guy, same car probably wouldn't be able to crack 11.3's at many other tracks.
    He also admitted to having perfect weather for these runs, which results in a negative DA altitude, and may even have included a bit of a tailwind.
     

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