Winter holidays are right around the corner, and so last-minute shoppers are going to be in a serious rush to get all the items they need, especially Christmas shoppers that haven't even put up a tree yet. Those seriously late folks may want to invest in a Challenger Hellcat because apparently they can go an incredible 174 mph with a Christmas tree strapped to the roof.
In the company's latest video, John Hennessey explains they came up with the idea of creating the world's fastest Christmas tree so they reached out to Dodge to see if they had a Challenger SRT Demon available. Dodge didn't but the company happily sent over a Challenger Hellcat Widebody. During a baseline test, the Challenger was able to hit a top speed of 177 mph (284 km/h) with the makeshift roof rack but not the tree. When the tree was added to the roof, it didn't have much effect on the car's performance as the model was able to hit a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).
Like the standard model, the $71,495 Challenger Hellcat Widebody has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 707 hp (527 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 195 mph (313 km/h). While we have no reason to doubt this is the world's fastest Christmas tree, we've seen trees mounted on everything from a Ferrari 458 to a McLaren F1 GTR.