The 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat has a claimed top speed of 202 mph, which is fast for a supercar, let alone a $70,000 muscle car with a somewhat block front end and a weight in excess of 4,400 lbs. That’s its top speed on pavement, however, so how fast can it go on ice?
A group of speed-hungry Swedes at the Årsunda Speed Weekend event recently set out to answer that question. By the looks of things, Årsunda Speed Weekend is a lot like the Bonneville SpeedWeek in the United States. People show up with fast cars, run them down an open stretch of road (in this case comprised of ice, not salt) and record their fastest time.
Årsunda also differs in that the vehicles get 1 kilometer to accelerate and then another 1 kilometer to record an average speed and top speed. In the case of the Hellcat, the muscle car topped out at 274 km/h (170 mph) and set am average speed over 1 kilometer of 261 km/h (161 mph).
So sit back and watch the world’s fastest feline set a personal record on ice in the video above.