Tuning shops like Hennessey Performance Engineering have already proven that it doesn’t take much to extract more power out of the 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8, but can a simple tune help the engine produce four-figure power numbers?
One Challenger Hellcat owner was recently filmed attempting to lay down 1,000 horsepower on the dyno at an event in Louisiana. He claims his car has made 1,015 horsepower on the dyno in the shop, but in the Louisiana heat, the record-breaking feat is hard to replicate.
The only aftermarket engine parts on the 1,000+ horsepower Challenger are an upper and lower pulley, catless midpipes, injectors and “a lot of tuning,” according to the owner. But if we know Hellcats, we know that those parts are more than enough to produce some ludicrous power.
Check out the video above to see what a tuned Challenger Hellcat can do under the Louisiana sun.