Watch This: Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hits 171 MPH—On Ice
In Sweden, even muscle cars handle winter better than you.
You've probably never heard of Alex Danielsson, but we can pretty much guarantee he's got more balls than you do. (And definitely more than we do.) Have you ever tried to set an ice speed record in a 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat? No? That's what we thought.
And don't say, "Well, I haven't, but I totally could if I had a Hellcat and a long enough straightaway." Nope. Look at how much Danielsson's hands are see-sawing back and forth on the wheel to keep that Challenger steady at 170.6 miles an hour, then tell us you have the swinging brass ones necessary to do this. Even with those massive studded tires helping out, most people would never make it north of the century mark.
Admittedly, calling this a "record" run is a bit disingenuous. As Danielsson says in the video he and his crew were aiming for a very specific goal: to set the world speed record for a Dodge Challenger on ice. Still, considering every previous version of that record was probably set by a North Dakota man named Bubba who didn't bother to film it, doing it in drone-recorded glory at Sweden's Årsunda Speed Weekend presumably makes it far more official than any Challenger-on-ice speed record previously set.
Oh, one more thing before you watch this video—well, we'd just like to apologize in advance for the music. It's, uh...it's not what we'd have chosen. But if you mute it, you'll miss out on all that glorious Hellcat soundtrack, so just grit your teeth and bear it.
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