Spending the day racing around a winding track in the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat is probably every guy's fantasy.
Billed by Dodge as the world's fastest production muscle car at 707 horsepower, it will easily torch the Ford (F) - Get Ford Motor Company Report Mustang GT -- which has a mere 435 horsepower. Even the 526 horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 is no real match for the awesome Hellcat on the track.
The new Camaro ZL1 from General Motors (GM) - Get General Motors Company (GM) Report would likely give the Hellcat a better overall race as it boasts about 650 horsepower and is lighter than the hefty Hellcat. But still, the Hellcat's 0-60 time of about 3.6 seconds would probably strike fear in the owner of any Camaro ZL1 in a battle for the checkered flag.
In short, the Hellcat is mean-looking, makes a frightening roar when the gas pedal is stomped on, and boasts a suspension that makes it seem as if the car is riding on rails.
TheStreet's Brian Sozzi spent time notching laps in the Hellcat at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Ct.