2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat VS 1970 Challenger 426 Hemi R/T

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT HEMI Hellcat VS 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi R/T

And here we go again with the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, because is the hottest American muscle car at the moment. This time we have a 1/4-Mile drag race between 2015 SRT Hellcat and 1970 Challenger 426 Hemi R/T. Normally the 1970 Challenger R/T will have tough task against the new 2015 SRT Hellcat.

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But first let’s see some numbers before the drag race. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT HEMI Hellcat it’s powered by a modern Chrysler’s 6.2 liter Supercharged SRT Hellcat V8 Hemi engine, which generates massive 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T it’s powered by a classic Chrysler’s 426 cubic-inch or 7.0 liter V8 HEMI engine, factory rated at 425 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque.

Video source: Modern Mopar

Now the results. It was obvious that the SRT Hellcat will win, which on 1/4-Mile had achieved a time of 10.8 seconds and a speed of 126.18mph. On the other hand the 1970 Challenger R/T had the time of 13.67 seconds and 103.95mph. Between these two Challengers stands 40 years long differences in technology, improvement and innovation. Beside all this, the 1970 Challenger R/T still is one amazing, sexy, good looking and powerful muscle car.


  1. Hmmm, I think we all have an idea what the outcome would be if you hooked up a blower and fuel injected to that big ‘ol 426.

    • Dont need to as the NA 6.4 Hemi will beat the old 426 no problem .My SRT8 Jeep will to (never mind a Gen 2,3,4.5 Viper which is a JOKE as my stock 98 Gen 4 trapped 130 mph in the quarter )

      • ps Take ANYTHING from the 60s to a chasis dyno and you will find todays cars make almost DOUBLE the power to the tire .A gen 4 ,5 Viper for example is NAT ASPERATED and puts 550-560 the tire Nothing out there from the 60-70s makes over 320.My buddys Boss 429 tuned to perfection made 290 corrected for example

  2. Respect for the Hellcat, but PUHH-LEEZE …. put some drag radials on the 426 car. The BF Gs are a joke. Then it’d be an interesting race.

    • Your joking right .A great running 70 traps in the 105 mph range at the strip while a Hellcat traps in the 130 mph range .Anyone who knows drag racing will tell you TRAP SPEED MPH is a true HP indicator..Basically the HELLCAT wil(l tire for tire) blow the 70s doors off so easily its not worth talking about .

    • You cant ,REALLY i guess the guys doing chip ,pully changes (making over 800 hp )are not tuning them.You guys really need to actually educate yourselves(before you post .

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