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E85 Tuned Challenger Hellcat Runs 10.71

by Patrick Rall on

A new video showing a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat rocketing down the quarter mile in what is claimed to be a record time and while I question the validity of the “unofficial record time” as stated by the person who posted the video, this Hellcat Challenger is still getting down the track in a serious hurry.

1071 hellcat still

So far, the quickest Hellcat Challenger quarter mile run we have seen came a few months back when a car said to have nothing but drag radials and high octane race fuel ran a stunning 10.48 at 133 miles per hour. The many questions surrounding that 10.48 run and the lack of another run from the same car turning a time anywhere near 10.48 has led many to doubt that run as stock. Next to that car, the quarter mile times we have seen for the Hellcat Challenger seem to hover in the 10.8-11.1 range so while this new video of the supercharged beast running 10.71 is one of the quickest times we have seen.

Unfortunately, we have learned that this car isn’t stock, but with a time of 10.71, this is the newest impressively quick quarter mile time we have seen from the most powerful American power car of all time. Whether or not this is a record time of some sort, 10.71 is incredibly quick for a car that has fuel system upgrades, a tune, and sticky tires.

According to a post on Hellcat.org, the Challenger Hellcat in action here is owned by a gentleman named Aric Carrion and this car has been fitted with 1000cc fuel injectors, a fuel pump booster, and tuned to make considerably more than stock power on E85. Those modifications allowed this car to make 741 horsepower and 666lb-ft of torque at the wheels – both of which are considerably improved over the 650hp and 612lb-ft this car made when stock.

As a result of this extra power, this 4,680 lb 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat was able to blast down the quarter mile in just 10.71 seconds while turning a trap speed of 128.8 miles per hour. This lightly modified car is still much slower than the 10.48 run in Texas, but seeing what this E85 tuned car with an upgrade fuel system ran in decent conditions really makes me question the stock status of the 10.48 Hellcat in the Lone Star State.

Best of all, the owner of this Hellcat Challenger is currently swapping in a stronger driveshaft before heading back to the track to make more runs – runs that we can expect will be even quicker than a 10.71 @ 128 once he gets the car dialed in and gets the seat time needed to get off of the line even quicker. We will continue to monitor the Hellcat Challenger quarter mile passes posted online, bringing you any news as it arrives. In the meantime, crank up your speakers and enjoy this video of a tuned E85 Hellcat Challenger on drag radials running a very impressive 10.71.

A special thanks to Ricci for the information in this piece!

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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