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