The European car market is a little different than what we’re used to here in the United States. For the most part, Europeans tend to buy higher-end models, like Porsche and high tier BMWs as opposed to American muscle. Exotic cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari are rare in the States but common in Europe.
Most of the reasoning behind the lack of muscle on European roadways has to do with availability. Still, you can imagine what happened when a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat turned up at a Vmax 200 event.
Common attendees include McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini so you can imagine the scoffs when this piece of American muscle showed up. The Hellcat put an end to that the only way it knows how: burning rubber.
The Challenger Hellcat put all of its 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque on the track and reached an impressive 189 mph.
The track stretched 3.5 km, one of the longest in the United Kingdom, and that was enough to bring the monster muscle car close to 200 mph.
The Hellcat didn’t shriek, bounce, or protest. Instead, it blasted through the finish with style that American muscle is known for.
At a starting price of roughly $60,000, most Europeans wind up with a BMW 435i Coupe. At Withnell Dodge, we are willing to bet that the Hellcat’s run may have some drivers reconsidering.