Video: Tuned-up Dodge Charger attempts to break quarter-mile speed record

There’s something about quarter-mile times that car tuners seem to have a fixation with. Whether it’s trying to post world record times or just seeing how fast their tuned-up creations can go the quarter-mile run has seemingly become a badge of honor of sorts - post the fastest time and wait for somebody else to beat it.

The folks over at SpeedFactory seemed to have that record in mind when they completely overhauled a 2006 Dodge Charger and put a Gen III Hemi stroker motor boosted by a Vortech supercharger engine underneath the hood, tuning up an already fast 900-hp sedan into a mind-numbing 1,000 horsepower.

The result, as you can imagine, is a car that could very well challenge the world record for fastest quarter mile time, and that’s exactly what the
souped up Charger did, clocking a time of 9.453 seconds at 145.38 mph.

We’re still going to need confirmation on whether the car broke the world record for fastest quarter-mile time, but either way, a 9.453-second time is ridiculously fast.

Check out the video and see how SpeedFactory’s tuned-up Charger fared in its quest for quarter-mile immortality.

Press Release after the jump

SpeedFactory 426 Charger Again Sets World Record Quarter Mile Time for Chrysler LX/LC Platform Vehicles

Atlanta, GA, January 27, 2010 - On January 23, 2010, SpeedFactory’s 426 Charger completed the quarter mile in 9.453 seconds with a trap speed of 145.38 mph at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Georgia. According to records kept by the LXForums.com moderators, SpeedFactory bested all previous quarter mile times set by actual production LX/LC-platform cars-modern Dodge Chargers, Challengers, Magnums and Chrysler 300Cs. SpeedFactory driver Eddie Rosa piloted the Charger.

SpeedFactory, in collaboration with partners Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Vortech Superchargers and Paramount Performance, built this car from a 2006 Dodge Dodge Charger platform utilizing a unique combination of heavily modified stock components. The SpeedFactory R&D (Research and Devel Devel opment) Charger is a test platform for high horsepower technology destined to power SpeedFactory’s production vehicles.

A GEN III 426 HEMI stroker motor is boosted by a Vortech centrifugal-style V-7 YSi-trim supercharger and is controlled through factory electronics, producing over 900 HP. The car retains modified factory components: transmission, IRS differential with 1000HP half shafts, suspension and shocks. A curb weight of 3,750 pounds was achieved by removing the interior.

"We are all very proud of this achievement, which showcases our continued commitment to the development of our brand and ultimately carries over into our customers’ vehicles," said Mark Brucks, general manager, SpeedFactory. "With the introduction of the Drag Pack Challengers, we knew that records would be broken, and to achieve this with a modified stock vehicle that still utilizes the factory components makes this even more exciting to us and our partners. We believe there is more that can be done to produce even faster times."

"The Vortech V-7 YSi-trim supercharger supports up to 1200HP with 78 percent efficiency," said Gil Cormaci, director, sales and marketing for Vortech Engineering. "We are very pleased to be associated with SpeedFactory and Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep Jeep . The application of our YSi-trim compressor to this HEMI Charger was done with the highest expertise, resulting in this impressive time and speed."

About SpeedFactory
Based in Atlanta, GA, Speedfactory is a specialty vehicle company focused on unleashing the performance potential of modern Dodge/Chrysler muscle cars. Speedfactory builds enhanced, high-energy modern muscle cars such as Dodge Challenger Dodge Challenger s, Chargers, and Chrysler 300’s. Speedfactory offers supercharged and naturally aspirated performance packages with limited powertrain warranties on certain vehicles and configurations. Through select Dodge/Chrysler dealers, Speedfactory sells complete turnkey vehicles and parts and enhances existing cars as well. To learn more, visit: www.SpeedFactoryCars.com.


7 comments:

Well then congratulations to them. Achieving such speed against thousands of tuned cars that are the same as this and at the same specs is not that easy. I hope that the record lasts a long time. There surely will be a lot of challengers for that position.

well of course don’t sit in pretty, he doesn’t come up face to face with the GT-R yet. we all know that GT-R is a Muscle Cars worst nightmare

OK. Yeah they should have clarified. A little bit of glory they are trying to bring to American muscle. Doesn’t really work though. Americans muscle era obviously didn’t work out to well.

It says in this article that it was a record for the LX/LC platform Chrysler vehicles, meaning the Charger, Challenger and 300C. First paragraph after it says "press release after jump". They should have clarified that in the title, not just the press release. As for the Supra I don’t know exactly the regulations.

I sure hope the brakes work!

What were the regulations on the supra record? Supras are the best japanese drag cars, but I have seen this article posted on a lot of sites so it must be credible. But there are so many divisions and regulations in drag that it could be true.

It’s not a world record, it’s a Dodge Charger record. The world record is I believe a red 1994 Toyota Supra that did it in 7.0 seconds at 197.4 mph; someone tell me if there’s a faster time out there.

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