Remember this Dodge Challenger Hellcat review by Justin Bell? Turns out after his test drive Justin went to K&N and asked if he can use their dyno machine to measure the real power output of the 707 horsepower muscle car. The numbers the machine showed were baffling.
We knew that BMW likes to downplay the power and performance of their cars, but we had no idea Dodge is also in a position to do that. They’ve hit a bullseye with this Hellcat thing:
According to the dyno machine, Dodge Challenger Hellcat makes 635 PS at the rear wheels, which taking into account the 12 percent drivetrain loss, translates into more than 720 horsepower at the crank. What’s more, the top speed of the car was measured at an astounding 225 mph. Dodge has apparently made a car whose speedometer is not capable of keeping up with the speeds it can achieve!
Mind you, that is rolling road speed. In the real world with the winds resistance and countless other factors playing a part in the car’s dynamics, the announced 202 mph is probably right.