Fastlane tuners challenged Hennessey to a Challenger Hellcat show down. And they refused. Hennessey did not provide a reason. A Challenger on Challenger drag race between the tuners would have been one for the books.
Fastlane’s Hellcat Challenger was the first one to complete the 1 /4 mile in 9 seconds. Fastlane’s did it in 9.71 seconds at 143 mph while Hennessey’s did it in 9.9 seconds at 142 mph. Fastlane’s Challenger puts out 925 rwhp and 902 lb-ft of torque—though originally it had 1009 hp to the tires. Hennessey’s Challenger puts out 1032 hp at the crank, with a 15 percent driveshaft loss, rwhp comes to 878.
“It’s a shame we didn’t get to race our Challenger against theirs,” said Nick Field, Owner of Fastlane. “They said theirs was a beast. We know ours is. We put a lot of work into this monster. Too bad we will never go head to head and find out which is the baddest Hellcat around.”
Fastlane’s beastly Hellcat features:
  • ATI 10% overdrive balancer
  • Metco 2.85” upper pulley
  • ARH long tube headers, OEM cat-back exhaust
  • K & N replacement panel filter in stock airbox
  • Nitrous Outlet nitrous system – 200 HP jetting
  • Fastlane custom fuel system with Radium Engineering surge tank, 1400cc injectors, & E85  conversion
  • Tuned with HP Tuners software
  • The Driveshaft Shop 1-piece aluminum driveshaft
  • Razor’s Edge Motorsports  front & rear lightweight bumper supports, subframe connectors, rear seat delete, adjustable rear control arms, rear tension arms, and custom A-pillar gauge mount (first one for 2015-up Challenger ).
  •  RPM Rollbars  6-point chromoly roll bar
  • CCW 18” Corsair series drag wheels, M & H frontrunner tires, Mickey Thompson ET Street R drag radials, rear beadlocks added by OMF Performance