Our entirely in-the-weeds technical look at what makes Dodge's newest drag racer rip, from behind the scenes at the NHRA Mile-High Nationals.
When Dodge recently revealed its newest Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car drag racer with 11,000 horsepower, the one question on everyone's minds was simple: What'll it do? After the NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Colorado, we now know: With two-time NHRA Funny Car champ Matt Hagen at the wheel, this Dodge-sponsored Funny Car scorched the drag strip with an elapsed time of 3.799 seconds and a trap speed of 338.85 mph. During that run, the car delivered an incredible average acceleration of just over 4.0 g's.
We were there in Colorado for the Charger's debut, so we grabbed the skinny on the machinery that delivers that incredible performance. Follow along for an in-depth look at the tech behind Dodge's quite serious Hellcat-branded Funny Car: