Watch This 10-Year-Old Burn Rubber in a Dodge Challenger Hellcat


byWill Sabel Courtney|
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Other cars may be faster, more powerful, or offer more bang for the buck, but no car on sale today makes it easier to do a burnout than Dodge’s Hellcat twins. It’s so easy, in fact, that even a 10-year-old kid can burn rubber in a Challenger Hellcat.

And as these videos uploaded to YouTube appear to show, at least one 10-year-old did.

For obvious reasons, the kid never shows his driver’s license, but Cole, as one of the videos suggests his name is, looks to be around 10 years old. There’s not a lot of context to these clips, but from what we can tell, this tween-age boy appears to be letting the Hellcat—presumably his father's, but hey, maybe he made some smart investments with his allowance—rip on some sort of industrial back lot in Montana.

Based on the varying condition of the median—one video shows it torn up, while the other shows new sod planted between the camera and the Challenger—we’re guessing Cole had a few chances to practice before laying down the “massive burnout” in the final clip. Hey, none of us were born knowing how to lay a patch in a muscle car. It’s a skill, like crushing an empty can of Natty Ice on your forehead.

So with the unofficial end of America’s summer upon us, let’s all take a few minutes and celebrate the pure spirit of ‘Muricah that is a young boy becoming a incinerating rubber in a 707-horsepower muscle car. And Cole, keep at it. We can’t tell you how we know this, but we have it on very good authority that it’s quite possible to lay down a 75-yard burnout in one of those Hellcat-powered Challengers.