When Dodge announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, automotive enthusiasts were shocked. The company had promised us that it would be powerful, but no one expected for the muscle car to post even larger numbers than the range-topping Viper.

Car and Driver recently got ahold of two new SRTs and decided that the only proper way to show them off was by lighting up the rears in stereo. With a combined 1,414 horsepower, the pair of them make burnouts from the Hellcat V8 look as easy as breathing. The tires start spinning at the slightest provocation and just don't stop. If you buy one of these, it looks like you and the employees at the local tire store are going to be on a first name basis.

Scroll down to watch these two Hellcats to lay down enough smoke to alert the local hook and ladder trucks.


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      11fiveoh
      • 5 Months Ago
      Expensive smoke machines
      Love Great Danes
      • 5 Months Ago
      NOW, do that with a Grand Caravan! Imagine a Grand Caravan SRT
      eightysevenram
      • 5 Months Ago
      Is there anything else on the market with a *factory* exhaust note as fantastic as this car?
      IBx27
      • 5 Months Ago
      Those are brake stands, not burnouts. If your car truly has 707 horsepower, then surely it can do a real burnout. A Geo Metro misfiring on one of three cylinders can do a brake stand.
      Bruce Schug
      • 5 Months Ago
      Boy, is that stupid.
      Rochester
      • 5 Months Ago
      I thought I might enjoy this, taking me back over 30 years when we used to do this as teenagers in our American Muscle. But I was wrong. It wasn't cool at all, just stupid. Really lame.
        johnb
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Rochester
        yep. I think I'm getting old. I didn't enjoy it either. I still like the cars, but geeeeez.
      marv.shocker
      • 5 Months Ago
      Stupid
      gibbs5988
      • 5 Months Ago
      I love muscle cars but I don't understand the point of doing burnouts just to make a munch of smoke. Its one thing if you want to warm up your tires before a race but otherwise its such a waste of rubber!
      Edsel
      • 5 Months Ago
      Why? We use to race cars 40 years ago. Spinning tires real fast and going nowhere real fast is for overindulged children.
      char
      • 5 Months Ago
      This is the exact same American marketing strategy Harley uses to sell obese 1000lb bikes with sub par performance in all categories. This car will be slow in all forms of motorsport, 4000 lbs is no performance vehicle of mine
        Douglas Hamner
        • 5 Months Ago
        @char
        Or what every other manufacturer of large coupes...like Bentley, Audi, Mercedes,BMW,Buggati and the European list goes on......
      marv.shocker
      • 5 Months Ago
      Stupid
      Dmitriy Markelov
      • 5 Months Ago
      So a guy in a Hellcat who likes doing standing burnouts and a guy with a diesel truck who loves rolling coal walk into a bar....oh who cares, they're both morons.
        Carpinions
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dmitriy Markelov
        At least burnouts are useful in certain contexts.
        Douglas Hamner
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Dmitriy Markelov
        Who let the Autoblog Green crowd out of their cages...stop them before they spread cliches...
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