Harold spends a tire-smoking week in a Challenger Hellcat


(December 1, 2017) The Automotive Reporter's Harold Gunn spent a week in a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 707 tire-smoking horsepower V8 — and managed to avoid a speeding ticket. We are sure it had more to do with luck than caution.

The now infamous Hellcat — also found in the Dodge Charger — is capable of 0-to-60 times in the upper reaches of 3 seconds and if you keep your foot in it a quarter mile will go by in 11.8 seconds at 126 mph.

The supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 can be paired with an eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Harold says be prepared for high speeds as the supercharger wails the sound of a hellcat.