The new year is here, and what better way to celebrate than with some SRT Hellcat burnouts. There are only two vehicles currently fitted with the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 known as the Hellcat, the Charger and the Challenger, and they’re both here turning rubber into smoke.

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Both vehicles in SRT Hellcat trim produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, and surprisingly it’s the Charger SRT Hellcat that’s the quicker over the quarter mile. That’s because the Charger SRT Hellcat’s 100 pounds of extra curb mass gives it more traction off the line, resulting in an 11.0-second ET versus the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 11.2-second time.

Be sure to read our first drive of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, and head over to The Car Connection for the full review of the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat.

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The past year turned out to be one of the busiest for Dodge and the rest of the brands that make up Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU]. In addition to the reveal of detailed five-year strategies for each of the brands, we also saw FCA listed on the stock exchange, Chrysler Group renamed FCA US, SRT folded back into Dodge, Alfa Romeo officially launched in the U.S., and Ferrari lose its longstanding chairman.


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