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Hot Laps Around PIR in the 707-Horsepower Hellcat

I was on the first wave of the media drive for the 2015 Dodge Challenger, which included some seat time in the 707-horsepower Hellcat. I can't talk about driving impressions until Tuesday, but I can share some video that I shot for my job at


I did some hot laps in the lower-powered variants, instead choosing to sit shotgun for the Hellcat laps. My driver was Marco Diniz de Oliveira, SRT's Vehicle Dynamics Engineer. I am an okay driver, but by no means am I prepared to get the most out of a 707-horsepower muscle car that nobody's driven yet.

On the other hand, the man who helped build the car is certainly capable of blasting around at ten tenths. Not only does it make for a better video, but also, I now have an actual idea of how capable the car is.

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