That time Keiichi Tsuchiya drove a Challenger Hellcat on the touge

https://www.youtube.com/embed/w1-DCeD4_Oo?si=5KQzIt6YTuaPVWBb

What’s the ideal car to drive on a tight and twisty “touge” mountain road? AE86? RX-7? Skyline GT-R?

How about a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat?

As “Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya demonstrates, it’s more capable than you might think.

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DavyZ
DavyZ New Reader
9/7/23 2:30 p.m.

The car did what I expected it to: have brakes that completely fade (or worse) on the circuit--maybe he boiled fluid or something. I think anyone that knows these cars understands that they can use vastly improved brakes.  Besides the weight of these cars the brakes seem to be the Achilles heel in general.  With a serious brake package, I would love to see him tackle any course anywhere--he's a great driver.  Aside from his brake comments, he was more than polite about his statements regarding the car.  I liked that.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/7/23 2:41 p.m.
DavyZ said:

Aside from his brake comments, he was more than polite about his statements regarding the car.  I liked that.

I was pleasantly surprised about that, too.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/7/23 8:34 p.m.

There is a wide body final edition (1 of 200) at a dealership I pass by often.  I do not need to see videos like this.  

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
9/8/23 8:34 a.m.

And I thought some of the mountain roads in Appalachia were narrow. That's a thrilling drive.

livinon2wheels
livinon2wheels GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/8/23 8:46 a.m.

When I see stuff like this that devil on my shoulder keeps saying "go on buy one, you don't really need to keep your drivers license." wink

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/8/23 2:57 p.m.

"The run ended with an incomplete combustion feeling".  There has to be a she-said joke in there somewhere.

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