Modern cars have a pretty good track record on ice- and snow-covered roads. Advancements in technology and safety equipment have made driving in harsh conditions manageable—for the most part. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat may not seem like the ice-ready car of the year but its performance in Arsunda, Sweden says otherwise.
Arsunda Speed Weekend is an event that takes place in Sweden. The challenge is to see which car can drive the fastest on a racetrack that’s completely covered in ice. That might sound dangerous and downright crazy to most people, but it’s entertaining to watch, to say the least.
Aside for a set of spiked tires to maintain traction, a stock Challenger Hellcat tore down the raceway, reaching a top speed of 170 mph. Not only did the muscle car win in its class (and rightly so) but it also set a class record.
Under the hood was a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine that pumped out a massive 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Watch the Dodge Challenger Hellcat tear down the runway in the video below. Even with studded tires on the car, the driver certainly has his hands full keeping control of this lean, mean, muscular machine.