This Dodge Charger Hellcat has a 1,000 hp to dominate the drag strip against a stock Lamborghini Huracan.
Now that people can’t get their hands on the Demon, people are changing their targets to something a little more obtainable. In this case, a Dodge Charger Hellcat that has been tuned to produce 1,000 hp from it’s 6.2-L HEMI V8. That’s quite the improvement over the 707 hp the Hellcat normally generates, and still way more than even the terrifying Demon.
Getting to 1,000 horses involved a brand new exhaust, new engine pulley, and a larger supercharger from Hydra Motor Works. That and a new diet of E85 racing fuel, too.
However, there’s a big difference between engine power and usable power. Just because you’ve tuned an engine to produce a ridiculous amount of power doesn’t mean the rest of the car can keep up. If those wheels spin too fast to grip the pavement, you might as well have no engine at all.
A good candidate to test this 1,000 hp monstrosity against is a stock Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4. All-wheel-drive means the Huracan will have consistent starts, while its 5.2-L V10 engine has no forced induction to baffle drivers with turbo lag. A cool 602 hp and 413 lb-ft help get the Huracan from zero to sixty in just 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of over 210 mph.
On the first race, the Hellcat’s overpowering engine seems to cause it to spin its tires more than anything else. A late start from the Hellcat meant it simply couldn’t keep up with the grippier Huracan. However, had the two cars started at the same time, the Hellcat would have won with a ¼-mile time of 10.52 seconds compared to the Huracan’s 10.654.
The second race had such an egregious false start from the Hellcat that the driver gave up for the next race. We see a good start from the Hellcat on race three, although yet another false start meant the race still wasn’t official. That time the Hellcat managed a 10.368 seconds at 134.50 mph.
Our final race sees the Huracan win again thanks to excessive wheelspin from the Hellcat. One can safely assume the Hellcat driver might need to invest in some better tires before returning to the drag strip.