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Japanese Racing Legend, Keiichi Tsuchiya Gets His Hands On The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye!

The Hellcat Redeye Goes The Land Of The Rising Sun...

With 797 horsepower (595 kW) and 707 lb.-ft (959 N•m) of torque, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is one of the most powerful muscle cars ever produced.

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While the big brute of a Mopar was designed to go fast in a straight line, Dodge//SRT added the Widebody kit to help add more rubber under the massive muscle car to help put the power down and to help it turn in the corners. Needless, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody loves to smoke the tires.

One of the cars ended up overseas in Japan, where famed drifting legend Keiichi Tsuchiya got his hands on it recently. For those who aren’t familiar with Tsuchiya, he is known as the “Drift King”. No, not the “DK” from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (although he did serve as the stunt coordinator for the film and made a cameo appearance in it), but a 2-time 24 Hours of LeMans winner and the runner-up in the 2001 All Japan GT Championship. He also served as a technical director for the Initial D manga and anime in their early stages.

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So what does Tsuchiya think of the supercharged Challenger? Besides thinking like most Camaro and Mustang owners who say the Challenger is “too heavy” and doesn’t want “to stop”, but says it’s “a car that enjoys danger”! 

Be sure to check out the entire video above, to see how the “Drift King” takes the big Mopar out on the road course and in the rain.

Source: DRIFT KING TELEVISION

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Japanese Racing Legend, Keiichi Tsuchiya Gets His Hands On The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye!​

The Hellcat Redeye Goes The Land Of The Rising Sun...​

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With 797 horsepower (595 kW) and 707 lb.-ft (959 N•m) of torque, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is one of the most powerful muscle cars ever produced.

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