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Hellcat driver blows away Nissan GTR… then ticketed

by Patrick Rall on

As more and more people buy the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, we are seeing more and more videos of the 707 horsepower Mopar monster in action. We have already seen a video of the Hellcat Challenger beating up the 2015 Corvette Z06 and today, we have a video showing the Hellcat Challenger handing out a beating to a tuned Nissan GTR.

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The Nissan GTR is powered by a twin turbocharged V6 that produces anywhere between 480 and 545 horsepower in stock form, depending on the model year. That power is sent to all four wheels via a dual clutch transmission and an advanced all-wheel drive system. This video doesn’t state what model year the GTR in action is, but we know that it is not stock, with “bolt-ons and a tune” helping to increase the output of the Japanese supercar. However, it still proves to be too little to compete with the mighty Hellcat Challenger – even with a weight advantage of roughly 600-700 lb over the heavy-hitting Mopar.

The video shows these two cars getting ready to race, leaving a parking lot with an entourage of other high performance cars. The Challenger and the GTR get out onto the open road, get side by side at 50 miles per hour, and when the passenger in the Challenger gives the three count, both cars hammer the throttle. The Challenger jumps ahead on the start and continues to pull away, literally leaving the Nissan in a cloud of its own smoke. The video also shows that same run from an on-car view, showing how quickly the two cars rocket away from the rest of the crowd.

The video shows one more race between the Hellcat Challenger and the Nissan GTR and once again, the Mopar stomps the Japanese supercar.

The video has an ending that should serve as an important reminder to all of our readers. After the second run, a police car comes rushing through the crowd of racers cruising behind the GTR and Hellcat Challenger, pulling over the Challenger, the Nissan, and a bunch of the other cars involved in the run. There is no information on what kind of punishment was handed out to the driver of either of these cars, but considering the speeds of the two cars, it can’t have been small. The police can add reckless driving to the speeding ticket, too, and in some states they can put the drivers in jail.

Illegal street racing – especially traveling at the speeds within the reach of these two high powered sports cars – can be deadly, and that is why the police go to such great lengths to stop it. No one got hurt in the races shown here, but the bank accounts of the drivers of the Nissan and Challenger probably took a big hit when the officer (who happened to be driving a new Charger Pursuit) was done.

Obvious safety concerns aside, the fines associated with street racing can be massive, and sometimes accompanied by jail time, so if you are going to race, go to the track.

Allpar does not condone street racing. Allpar does condone whupping Nissan GTRs at the drag strip or raceway of your choice.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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