Whenever you’re dealing with high-horsepower vehicles like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s 707 horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8, there’s always a little room for error, and when you modify that engine to handle 900 horsepower and try to race it, that margin for error becomes even larger.
Take the 900 horsepower Challenger Hellcat in the video below, for example. The car, which is equipped with nitrous, has previously run a sub 10-second pass without any problems, however the owner’s luck eventually ran out. He had equipped the car with an aftermarket carbon fiber driveshaft to handle the extra power being fed to his rear wheels, but the driveshaft failed in a rather spectacular fashion – a spectacle that was caught on video by YouTube’s BigKleib34.
We feel a little bad for the owner of the Hellcat in this scenario, but we’re sure he understands that if you race cars, you’re going to break cars. And besides, if he can afford a Hellcat with mods, a replacement driveshaft shouldn’t be a big problem. Watch as the driveshaft converts itself into dust in the video above.