Caption This: A V6-powered Chrysler Against A Charger Hellcat? How Is That A Fair Fight?

Caption This: A V6-powered Chrysler Against A Charger Hellcat? How Is That A Fair Fight?

David, meet Goliath. In the right lane is a Chrysler 300. It’s a silver beauty with a V6 and the new eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission, and is dead stock. The air conditioning is cold, there is a nice bit of light jazz playing from the excellent sound system and once it’s done here at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, it will be driven home, returning decent fuel economy and a pleasant ride. In fact, it’s running because the driver had gotten an offer on his Track Pack Challenger and had sold it just before ChallengerFest 6, and “borrowed” his wife’s Chrysler to bracket race. In the left lane is a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, it’s polar opposite. This is what happens when you take a standard Charger, feed it steroids and potent drugs, rile it up until it’s foaming at the mouth and send it out into the free world without a leash. The supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 is no joke, and the driver knows how to wrangle that beast down the track with minimal wheelspin at maximum attack. It was purchased and driven to the Friday night show and has barely any break-in miles, yet one of it’s first passes of the day was a 11.02. It is properly fast and very angry.

We’re not saying that bringing a V6-powered Chrysler is like bringing a knife to a gun fight. We’re saying that it is like trying to take on a Mexican drug cartel while armed with a whoopee cushion. But that’s just us…take a shot at this picture and give us your best caption!


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18 thoughts on “Caption This: A V6-powered Chrysler Against A Charger Hellcat? How Is That A Fair Fight?

  1. ColoradoKid

    Read the freaking reviews of the asthmatic kitty HellCat .

    It aint go no goram traction !

    Not off the line … definitely NOT in the twisty’s .. not even when accelerating to pass at speed … the pos HellCat has absolute ZERO grip ..

    Thats why this is fair … if not favoring the 300C just a bit … cause at least the 300C works … sort of …. sometimes …. Errr … once and awhile maybe ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. John T

      the asthmatic hellcat….. you’re talking about the 700 odd HP low 11’s from the factory if not high 10’s hellcat there, are you? Just so we’re all talking about the same thing? This is from a guy who said his Mercedes SUV could beat all contenders….so when are you proving the point by wheeling this legendary SUV out so that you can wipe the floor with the asthmatic hellcat? The day you convincingly beat a hellcat in that SUV I’ll acknowledge that you might have a grain of credibility. Up to that point, I cannot work out whether you’re an annoying troll or you’re genuinely retarded. Oh, and while you’re giving the 300C a bit of a slag off, maybe remember what its actually based on….that’s right, a Mercedes…..

      1. BeaverMartin

        For what it’s worth I’m still waiting for that Mercedes to line up against my “slow” coal rolling diesel truck. I would challenge it with my Firebird but it’s not worth the cost in race gas these days. I’m sure lots of other readers are waiting in the wings to see the time slip too.

    2. Bryan McTaggart Post author

      After watching several of them run the track, some on street tires and some on drag radials, I’ll tell you flat-out that the car has plenty of traction…if the driver has enough sense to feed the power in instead of just going flat-out. And I can think of a ton of less powerful vehicles where the same trick applies. If it works for a 2001 Regal GS, it works for a Hellcat.

      If you need to have perfect traction when at 100% throttle, there’s plenty of sub-200hp vehicles out there that will get the job done just fine.

      1. John T

        Hey Bryan where I come from people don’t really ` dob in ‘ others when they are being idiots but honestly this Colorado Kid whatever is annoying the crap out of everyone…he keeps coming up with different usernames as you are probably well aware, he insults not only just about everyone else on this forum but you guys as well, he’s an arrogant misinformed fool who thinks he’s expert of everything and he just pisses me and everyone else off royally. Can anything be done to throw him off here? I’m 100% sure I speak for everyone on here… Oh, and CK whoever, if you’re reading this? Stop being such a dickhead troll. Nobody thinks you’re funny or clever. I pity you if you actually believe any of the crap you spew…

    3. mooseface

      Arguing against a car’s worth based on traction is like saying your refrigerator sucks because the ice cube trays you’ve bought are too small.

    4. 75Duster

      So what are the ET’s of your Mercedes SUV on the 1/4 mile ColoradoKid / GuitarSlinger / TJ Martin?

    5. Cletus T Rickenbacher 3rd

      I see someone screwed up and kicked the rock off of your hole again. For someone who is likely still searching for a left handed Phillips screwdriver, you sure do spout off a bunch. Shame you don’t have the brains God gave a fence post so that your post’s might have a slight dash of sense to them.

      But they are funny to read. Kinda like watching a moose try to hump a car funny, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

  2. mooseface

    I want the 300 to be some kind of hardcore sleeper, just for the sake of watching a grey grandaddy bunker with the wrong engine keep pace with the red-blooded muscle car.

  3. HotRod

    Don’t be to hard on CK. He just might be right about his SUV. I know this because my Yugo can beat any ones car. ant time any place. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. mooseface

        It’s a race!
        Your Yugo, my Land Cruiser. Whoever gets their feet through the passenger compartment floor to the ground first wins!

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