Dodge Hellcat Used In High Speed Police Chase
The cops used a little neat trick in their chase: Time
The 6.2 liter supercharged V-8 in the Dodge Hellcat produces an astounding 707 horsepower. That is an incredible amount of horsepower that's feared by many on the drag strip and by non FCA car brands, who have yet to produce something as powerful in a production car setting. When that car gets stolen and driven thru the long stretches of Texas highways, we found that the cops know better than to try and keep up with the Hellcat. They'll just use one of the tools in their arsenal: Time. The Hellcat is thirsty and it will run out of fuel.
Many parallels were probably drawn to the old 1970 classic 'Vanishing Point'. White Dodge Challenger, high speed chases, and long stretches of highways. But unlike the movies this high speed chase ended without the Hollywood ending. As the Hellcat's 707 horsepower supercharged V-8 laid useless without gas, the 25 year old car thief resorted to sheepishly running away on foot before savagely tackled to the ground.