At a Vehicles and Espresso meet in Loveland, Colorado, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver determined to let free the complete energy of the automobile’s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. What occurs subsequent will not shock most automobile fanatics. Perhaps a couple of hundred toes from the place the driving force opens up the throttle, the rear tires lose traction and the Challenger SRT Hellcat lurches to the left—proper into the aspect of an unsuspecting Chevrolet Silverado 1500 passing by. The truck is pushed off the street, digs in, and flips over, ultimately touchdown on its roof, gently teetering fore and aft.
You possibly can see all of it unfold within the video above, which is also making the rounds on social media. Fortunately, nobody was critically injured on account of the accident. A neighborhood information outlet, the Loveland Reporter-Herald reported that “one particular person was transported to an area hospital with what Loveland Hearth Rescue Authority Capt. Mark Lyons described as minor accidents.”
The Loveland Reporter-Herald additionally notes that the driving force of the Hellcat was ticketed for reckless driving. In Colorado, reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense. First-time offenders can face fines between $150 and $300 and should should serve as much as 90 days of jail time. With additional violations, nevertheless, the fines and jail instances develop a lot steeper.
Sights like this are by no means what you need to see, frequent although they might appear exterior of a Vehicles and Espresso occasions. (Insert a joke about oversteering Ford Mustangs right here—however, clearly, the Blue Oval lacks a monopoly on prospects with poor judgment and an excessive amount of horsepower.) Worse, clearly there are bystanders round who might have been critically injured by the wayward Challenger. It simply goes to indicate that it’s worthwhile to deal with vehicles just like the Dodge with respect, and if you wish to drive quick, take your Hellcat to a monitor and get it out of your system earlier than you or another person will get damage. It’d sound like frequent sense, however clearly some folks nonetheless want to listen to it.