Here at Autoblog, obsessively covering the automotive industry sometimes takes us places we'd never have expected. Today is one of those days.

In the video pasted below, you'll see a very nice Dodge Challenger SRT8 – modified in some way if the quoted 490 horsepower figure is accurate – lining itself up on a long, straight stretch of tarmac. Pulling up alongside... or rather, setting itself down, is a McDonnel Douglass MD500 helicopter. Yep, we said helicopter.

So, is this a fair race? We have no idea. For starters, there's no indication as to how long this runway may be, and we don't know the various skills of the pilot or driver. Do we care? No, not really. The race results in a fun video, which you can watch below, and we suggest you keep your eyes peeled all the way through for a little surprise.


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      Bavarian818
      • 2 Years Ago
      That SRT 8 sounds WICKED!!!!!
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      I anticipate that the helicopter would be able to achieve a higher rate of climb and have superior hovering capability. Comparing acceleration from a "hovering stop" is about as relevant as a contest of which vehicle can hold the most ice cream sandwiches, as if a victory actually represented some kind of "win".
        W. Gregory
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        With a vehicle loaded with Ice Cream Sandwiches, EVERYBODY wins!
      REMUSRM
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is so retarded... i think we should put a turtle against a grasshopper
      Rallyemenz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Forza Horizon anyone?
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      i think the chopper driver might fill out a bikini very nicely
      nunya
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Next I suppose you're going to tell me a Bobcat would beat the Challenger at skimming topsoil?" Depends on how fast and at what angle the Challenger hits the ditch :-)
      theharpyeagle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Forget the go-kart, forget the Dodge. Let me have the helicopter, pilot included.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, hell,.color me surprised..... Next I suppose you're going to tell me a Bobcat would beat the Challenger at skimming topsoil? Idiotic comparison.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is one of the few comparisons I have seen that the helo won. I think the short runway had a lot to do with it. A lot of these sized helicopters (not sure on this MD model) max out about 150mph and a fast car will reel it in and leave it behind. Surprised the cart & the Challenger finished so close together compared to the helicopter. The video editing suggested the cart was way faster on the way out and he seemed to make his turn 100% better.
      Meynard Aquino
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dodge@
      trident
      • 2 Years Ago
      In reality it's a bit different from Dirty Mary Crazy Larry!
      Meynard Aquino
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dodge@ www.bayancars.com.ph
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