Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Goes over 170mph on Ice

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Written by Shane McGlaun | March 29, 2016

You don’t have to look far to find proof that many drivers out there simply don’t have the skills needed to handle all the power a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can put down. With 707 hp on tap, driving a Hellcat on dry roads is a challenge for many. However, that power didn’t stop Alex Danielsson from going for a record on ice for top speed in a Hellcat.

The guy took a Challenger Hellcat, fitted it with studded ice tires, and set out on a slippery frozen lake to go for the record. Apparently, there is no official world record for driving fast on ice, but his top speed was 274.56 km/h, or 170.6 mph. The speedometer actually showed an even higher speed – but that’s due to wheelspin. The actual speed was determined using GPS telemetry for accuracy.

On dry pavement, the car will reach 202 mph, which is really fast for a big and heavy brick. Watch the video below to see the high speed run. Even with the studded tires, the car looks like a bit of a handful at that speed.

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