This Modified Prius Easily Outdoes a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in a Drag Race
You wouldn’t normally imagine a Prius on a drag strip. The popular family car is more at soccer games than the race track but this isn’t any ordinary Prius.
A group of speed demons called the American Racing Headers have given this Prius an all-new engine, chassis, and transmission. The dragsters put a Hellcat engine under the hood and they say they have tuned it up to have 800 HP at the wheels compared to the Hellcat’s factory-rated 707 HP.
The new transmission is a six-speed manual and put in a custom chassis. The souped-up former hybrid faced the formidable Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in a drag race and left the Dodge well behind.
The win for the Prius doesn’t mean the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon isn’t a fast car - it most certainly is, Dodge says the car can do a quarter mile in 9.65s. But it was no match on the day for the finely tuned Toyota.
Engine technology has come a long way since the dawn of the Space Age.