Seeing a car fully lit in flames is one of the things that is universally spooky for all. It's double for people who are passionate about cars, and even more when the actual car is your valued trip. FamilyCruisin on YouTube captured all of this on video when his Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat went nuclear and burned on the road.
What happened just? According to this video (which opens with a longer memory for the car) and a follow-up clip listed yesterday, the specific reason remains decided. The owner provides a detailed play-by-play that leads to the fire, which at least gives some clues. Apparently, Challenger had just got a new engine – looking back through previous videos on the channel we see the original Hellcat V8 blew up. Furthermore, other videos in the channel spy it seems that our galant driver is not necessarily light on the car and he is not afraid to show it. What in itself is not a big deal – a freaking 707 horsepower, Hellcat commits to be practiced after all. Videotaping itself runs full gas in a 45 mph zone, but leads us to ask questions about some of his decisions. It's actually a decibel meter that detects sound as opposed to speed, but we go out.
Apparently the new mill does not seem to go right when he describes plenty of surging and stumbling while trying to get the engine broken. He went to a rural road for some exploratory driving, but the condition worsened until it did not happen when pushing the accelerator pedal. In this case nothing was apparently just a reference to acceleration because he describes all kinds of sounds from the mill that would probably have made most people pull over and call for help. Instead of doing that, he hit the gas "quite hard", which is a terrifying movement for healthy Hellcat, caring for one in need. He eventually drew, at which point, he succeeded in what he meant to be gas. Judging by the freaking massive infernon that broke out moments later, we think he was right.
The video is certainly tragic for some car fans, but we can not wonder but wonder why he did not just stop the car at the first sign of trouble? A brand new engine should have had some form of warranty protection, unless it had already been changed to the point of invalidating the coverage. Furthermore, due to fuel leaks, FCA's recall to Hellcats will be at the forefront of the first sign of trouble, new engine or otherwise.
We are sorry, in any case, that this performance monster meets such a burning fatalities.
Source: FamilyCruisin via YouTube