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Vixen Hellcat runs a 3.99 8th mile

by Patrick Rall on

The black Dodge Challenger race car shown here has become known in online community as the “Vixen Hellcat” and in short, it is one of the quickest and most powerful modern Mopar machines in the world. Of course, this is a far cry from a street-driven Challenger, but for those Dodge lovers who follow the world of X275 and no-prep racing, the Vixen Hellcat is one of the baddest cats on the block.

This twin turbocharged Challenger race car recently hit the track at Cecil County Dragstrip and laid down an incredible time, breaking into the 3-second range. Best of all, the action was captured on a variety of cameras, so we can watch this insanely-quick run from trackside, but we also get to ride along for the fun.

Vixen Details

As you can likely tell simply from looking at this car, this is not your average Dodge Challenger. This is a purpose-built race car, constructed on a tube chassis with the skin of a modern Mopar muscle car, but it does have the one key item needed to fit in with the Mopar community – a big ol’ Hemi.

Under the lightweight, pull-off front end of this Challenger is an all-aluminum, 528-cubic inch Hemi from DiSomma Racing, fitted with a pair of 98-millimeter turbochargers. At its peak, this engine delivers more than 5,000 horsepower, which allows this 3,000-pound Dodge to cover the quarter mile in the low-4-second range on every clear run.

However, on the Vixen Hellcat’s last trip to the track, it broke into the 3-second range, covering the 8th mile track in just 3.99 while hitting a speed of almost 197 miles per hour. Again, that is 0 to almost 200 miles per hour in 4 seconds and it is doing it with Hemi power.

The video is great, as it allows us to watch and listen as this Dodge Challenger race car does a burnout and blasts down the track from alongside the track and from inside of the car. The in-car view allows us to see what exactly driver Rich Bruder does to get down the short track in less than 4 seconds while giving us a chance to experience the thrill of this stunning run.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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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