Ralph Gilles Does Ridiculous Burnout in Hellcat Challenger

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Last week at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, Chrysler Motorsports CEO Ralph Gilles let his childish side show in front of a big crowd.

During a presentation there, the executive lit up a pair of rear tires to demonstrate something you probably already know: the newest Challenger is great for making smoke clouds. Last week, the company also suggested the car is capable of running the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds when it released a video of the guys from Gas Monkey Garage driving it down a drag strip and supposedly achieving that time.

AutoGuide.com will be driving the new Challenger during a media preview later this month in Oregon.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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  • Paul Dumstorf Paul Dumstorf on Jul 27, 2014

    Dodge, Mopar, Chrysler and Ralph have their hi tech team together. To make these hp & torque numbers, which are fact by the way, meet EPA guidelines, maintain factory air, power everything is simply bad to the bone. Super bad to the bone is effortlessly making 640 HP and 600 ft lbs of torque and keeping it naturally aspirated as the VIPER! That is SUPER CAR ENGINEERING.

    • Auto Motive Auto Motive on Aug 20, 2014

      I agree but one point is not correct. Like the brother 392 the new hellcat does not meet EPA regs and thus a huge gas guzzler tax is applied. Other than that its a monster.

  • Bob Bob on Sep 02, 2014

    who cares about fancy burn outs why cant Chrysler build a car everyone can afford a stripped down version of the challenger