On January 23rd a SpeedFactory 426 Charger race car has set a new world record in the LX community by running a 9.45s @ 145 mph in the quarter mile.

The 426Charger is powered by a GEN III 426 HEMI stroker motor that delivers a total of 900 hp. A curb weight of 3,750 pounds was achieved by removing the interior.

With this time, SpeedFactory bested all previous quarter mile times set by actual production LX/LC-platform cars- modern Dodge Chargers, Challengers, Magnums and Chrysler 300C.


Press release after the jump.

Press release

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.

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SpeedFactory, in collaboration with partners Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Vortech Superchargers and Paramount Performance, built this car from a 2006 Dodge Charger platform utilizing a unique combination of heavily modified stock components. The SpeedFactory R&D (Research and Development) 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.

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"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. The application of our YSi-trim compressor to this HEMI Charger was done with the highest expertise, resulting in this impressive time and speed."

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7 comments:

  (221) posted on 08.1.2010

Impressive...but i still dislike the modern Charger for it’s dullness compared to the old 60s/70s models

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

Did you know that the V-7 is designed for vehicles with highly modified engines and extreme CFM. V7 has the amazing features ever.

  (460) posted on 03.24.2010

muscles car like chargers and mustang are really meant to be fast, but the thing is they are a little lack of point when it comes to handling.

  (504) posted on 03.17.2010

Omarion_Steve – I agree most muscle cars like the Charger has a pood handling capabilities they are just a dumb but fast car or should i say "cars without brains" they only focused on speed and straight engines.

  (807) posted on 02.15.2010

I tried playing Dodge charger in NFS undercover and I’m amazed about the top speed of this small sedan. But the only problem is the very poor handling of the car which I find it hard to navigate or to turn right or left. Though, the factory speed charger is really awesome. They improved a lot of things in this car.

  (859) posted on 02.2.2010

Pretty impressive. But with that much horsepower under it’s hood, shouldn’t had it made the course in less time? I mean 9 and 3 quarters of a second if too long to be able to achieve 145 mph with this kind of vehicle.

  (515) posted on 02.2.2010

wow.. that’s a lot of horses under the hood, a very suited hp for a race like this.

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