The folks at Hennessey Performance are at it again.
This time, they’ve strapped 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to the dyno after adding a pair of turbochargers to the 6.2 liter V-8. The results? Impressive to say the least. Here’s the Youtube recap:
Hennessey Performance dyno tests the HPE1000 Twin Turbo & Supercharged Hellcat Challenger. Results: 848 rear wheel HP through the factory automatic transmission. Factoring in the 20% drivetrain power loss from the engine to the rear wheels, the HPE1000 is producing approximately 1060 HP at the motor.
The official numbers, as per Hennessey, show 1,032 hp and 987 lb-ft of torque. The Hellcat can go 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, and breeze through a quarter mile in 9.9 seconds at 142 MPH.
Highlights of the upgrade start with the twin ball-bearing turbochargers with billet aluminum compressor wheels, an upgraded fuel system, a high-flow air-to-water intercooler system, dual turbo wastegates, stainless steel headers, a number of tweaks to the computer’s software, and a high-pressure air filter element.
Remember when 1,000 hp in a street car seemed impossible?