Zdung Ho’s Go Mango Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has spent several years serving as the quickest (and fastest) Hellcat sedan in the quarter mile, but on May 6, the record was officially claimed by Colby Davis.
While competing at Streetcar Braggin Rights at Carolina Dragway, Davis’ Dodge Charger laid down a handful of 7-second runs that allowed him to win the Heavyweight class – while claiming the title of the World’s Quickest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Over 1,800 Wheel Horsepower
As you should expect, Colby Davis’ Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is has been heavily modified to run deep in the mid-7-second range. In preliminary dyno tuning sessions, the Hemi in this Charger made 1,838 rear wheel horsepower, so it is making somewhere north of 2,000 horsepower at the crankshaft.
The heart of this beast is a 411-cubic inch Hemi that is fitted with a Winberg Crankshaft, Callies Ultra Enforcer connecting rods, MAHLE forged pistons, THITEK G3H Bear cylinder heads, a full Manton valvetrain and many other high performance items, but the key component is what sits atop this once-supercharged engine. The supercharger has been replaced with a fixed intake manifold from Demon Performance, which is fed by a pair of Harts 76/75 turbochargers. The whole system runs on a FuelTech FT600 ECU, with the engine build and tuning provided by Nicolas Performance.
All of that Hemi power travels from the engine of Davis’ Hellcat Charger to the rear wheels by means of a Rossler TH400 transmission, a PST carbon fiber driveshaft, an IMS billet rear differential and G-Force Renegade axles. Weld S79 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson ET Street Pro tires (315/60/15) put the power to the pavement and they do an incredible job of getting the 4,220-pound sedan off of the line in a hurry with help from a full AAD Performance suspension upgrade.
Setting the Record
As mentioned above, Colby Davis set the quarter mile World Record for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in competition in not-so-great air. Many records are set at private track rentals, where the drivers have all of the time that they want to prepare for the quickest possible runs – while also having some control over when they make their passes relative to the best air of the day. Davis ran these numbers at 1,400 feet of density altitude, so in negative DA, he will almost certainly go much quicker.
As for setting the record, Davis did so in the Heavyweight finals at Streetcar Braggin Rights, running against George Benson and Cadillac CTS-V. Benson is one of the top heavyweight racers in the country and his Cadillac is the quickest CTS-V in the world. As a result, the Heavyweight class finals at the Carolina Dragway Streetcar Bragging Rights event pitted the world’s quickest Hellcat Charger against the world’s quickest Cadillac CTS-V – which is a fitting battle seeing as how these are the two best-performance sedans sold in the United States over the past decade.
After running a 7.61 earlier in the event to claim the title of the World’s Quickest Dodge Charger Hellcat, Davis came back in the finals against Benson and ran an even quicker time – winning the event and backing up his title claim with a 7.536 at 181mph. You can watch that record-setting final round race in the video below, with a great call by the event announcer.