Auburn Hills, Michigan - Among the first comments on our launch story for the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was one from Neelsie asking "So where are the performance figures?".
Good question. And it would seem he's not the only one asking.
By American standards, of course, performance is measured in straight lines, a quarter mile at a time, so Chrysler recently took one of these 520kW monsters to a drag strip and ran it through the quarter-mile under the official sanction of the National Hot Rod Association.
Please note these are not manufacturer’s claims - these are certified NHRA numbers.
Straight out of the box, on the same Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tyres that yours will be wearing when you take delivery, the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 Hellcat posted a blistering 11.2 seconds at 201km/h.