Here are the fastest Dodge cars yet

If there’s one thing the American public loves, it’s the incorporation of size, strength and style into all its models. These are retro features that evoke memories of cars that have been loved and cherished for generations. The contribution of cleverness to the acclaimed muscle car season of the 1960s and 1970s is gaining more battalions of lively followers and supporters. Exactly, Dodge has written an indestructible part of the American auto industry. The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century provided great fodder for great discoveries that shaped much of the 20th century. The Dodge brothers, Horace Elgin Dodge, and John Francis Dodge founded their company in the early 1900s as a supplier of parts and assemblies to major Detroit automakers. Over time, the company became a full-fledged builder of full-size trucks and passenger cars. As the century progressed, it found a place in the hearts of Americans. A subsidiary of Chrysler Corporation, Dodge continues to work magic in producing powerful, fast and captivating road beasts. Here’s a glimpse at some of Dodge’s fastest cars to date, compared to their 0-60 mph times.

9 1968 Dodge Dart LO23: 3.5 seconds

In 1968, Dodge was eager to offer a very powerful car for drag racing. They chose the already lightweight Dodge Dart as their base car and contracted Hurst to give it the ultimate drag spec. The sheet metal was replaced by fiberglass for the hood, fenders and doors.

The interior shed most of the necessities and the engine of choice was the 426 HEMI. This car was known internally as the LO23 and only 80 were built. When it fell into the hands of the company’s drag racers, they proved their worth in every way. It still holds a place in enthusiasts’ hearts as one of the biggest of its season, averaging 3.5 seconds from 0-60 mph.

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8 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10: 4.1 seconds

The first generation of Vipers was produced between 1992-1995. The 1996 RT/10 therefore falls into the second generation and can be distinguished because it lacks the side exhaust. Most of the changes that came to these Vipers were intended to give it a performance ante and this was thankfully accomplished.

Built for a maximum speed of 165 mph and 415 horsepower, these cars were capable of 4.5 seconds from 0-60 mph. They sip on a naturally aspirated 8 liter 20v V10 engine that adequately complements almost all of its other features.

7 2014 Dodge Viper SRT TA (Time Attack): 3.0 seconds

Laced with an awesome 8.4-liter V-10, this Dodge Viper had to break through several known and unknown barriers. More specifically, it was nicknamed ‘Time Attack’, a clear indication that the job was well done.

With an output of 640 hp, this Dodge was built to go from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3.0 seconds. This vehicle was gifted with so many sports capabilities that many people were placed in both the sports car and racing car categories.

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6 2010 Viper SRT 10: 3.9 seconds

Pressing the pedal to get 3.9-4.0 seconds on the 2010 Viper SRT feels like a natural endeavor. It was built in relatively low units of which less than 500 came on the market. The Dodge Viper SRT gets very impressive performance in every way.

Reviewers used to call it one of the unforgettable, noting that it was a late newcomer to the supercar club. Nevertheless, the wonders it was able to unleash on the road make this history worth revisiting.

5 2010 Viper ACR: 3.6 seconds

Built for the racetrack and thrills on the highway, the Dodge Viper ACR was dominant and commanded a lot of respect. At the time, Dodge said the SRT had “taken the quintessential American sports car and injected it with an extra dose of racing DNA.”

Aerodynamics was one way to make it special, while autoclaved carbon fiber helped to reduce weight. These aspects never disappoint. Interestingly, they also built the Dodge Viper ACR-X which was not legal on the road but was deadly on the tarmac.

4 2017 Viper ACR: 3.3 seconds

One of the elements that make this Dodge special is that it marks the end of the fifth generation of the Viper. Fans have been anticipating this nameplate’s comeback, but there’s no sign of a comeback yet.

Notwithstanding, the 2017 version got the charming 8.4-litre V10 that cranked out 645 ponies. It got a light clutch and a six-speed manual transmission, making it the ultimate sporting experience of the season. Like every other Viper, the 2017 version kept its badboy nature.

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3 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: 2.3 seconds

In the 2018 version, the distinguishing features were again high power and desirable drag race equipment. We’re talking an 808-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine. You can get up to 840 horsepower if you crank it up with over 100 high-octane racing fuel for the track.

Supercars like this Demon are for daredevils and lovers of the thrill that comes with all this power. The 2018 version remains a desirable machine even among newer machines.

2 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock: 3.25 seconds

Dodge knows how to give them strength. The good thing about the Challenger SRT is that you can make it a more powerful machine with the Super Stock options that would give it about 807 horsepower. This leaves you with just 33 horsepower under the mightier Demon.

The Super Stock takes 3.25 seconds from 0-60 mph. This is a car made to deconstruct everything on the drag strip and delivers on the promise. The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT prides itself as the world’s most powerful muscle car and is certainly a pride of the purists.

1 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody: 3.55

Every automaker wants to take home the title of the greatest of all time (GOAT). But only a select few eventually manage to get there. The all-new 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is well on its way to taking this title, and the automaker claims it had the right credentials.

Every element of the design is built to improve aerodynamic performance and cooling. It cuts a fine figure as a true performance vehicle and a large family sedan with plenty of room for five passengers. It only takes 3.55 seconds to reach 60 mph and the top speed is limited to 200 mph.

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