The Title Is Reclaimed by TopCat

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    By Patrick Rall Nov 13 2017 -


    This past weekend, Josh Schwartz drove the HHP-built 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat known as TopCat into the 8-second range for the first time – becoming the first automatic transmission Hellcat car in the 8s while once again becoming the quickest Hellcat Hemi-powered car in the world.


    Throughout the modern Mopar community, the white Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat shown above is known as TopCat. This Challenger was originally owned by John “TopCat” Toutkoushian until he passedaway in 2016, at which point his wife, Linda, took ownership of the world’s quickest Hellcat car. John’s goal was to put this Hellcat Challenger in the 8s and after he passed, Linda and Josh Schwartz of High Horse Performance continued working towards that goal. During that time, the car has become known online at TopCat for good reason.

    This past weekend, Josh, Linda and everyone else involved with the TopCat Challenger saw that goal achieved, as this Hellcat-powered coupe became the first 8-speed automatic transmission car in the world to break into the 8-second range. In addition to becoming the first A8 Hellcat car in the 8-second range, TopCat’s 8.883 set the new Hellcat quarter mile record – beating the previous record of 8.913 from the Epling Garage Challenger.

    So You Want To Know!!!!!:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
    Details on the World’s Quickest Hellcat
    Here is a quick rundown on the changes made to the TopCat Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to get this monster Mopar muscle car into the 8-second range.

    The supercharged 6.2L Hemi has HHP/BES ported cylinder heads, an HHP/BES custom camshaft, an HHP/BES ported supercharger housing, a 2.65 upper pulley, an ATI overdrive damper, an HHP dual fuel pump setup, ID1000 fuel injectors, American Racing headers, American Racing mufflers, a Nitrous Outlet plate with kit with 150hp jets and a Q16 tune from Josh at HHP and AJ from HEMITUNER Performance.



    The 8-speed automatic transmission in this Hellcat Challenger has been built by Southern Hot Rod and it is fitted with a ProTorque Torque Converter as well as a trans tune from Josh and AJ.

    Finally, a set of HHP Santhuff Race shocks, HHP Ultralight 15” drag rims all the way around with Mickey Thompson 275 Street Radial Pro tires out back help get all of that power to the ground as smoothly as possible.

    We do not currently have a video of the record run, but hopefully one will turn up. In the meantime, we know that the HHP-built Hellcat Challenger now owned by Linda Toutkoushian ran an 8.883 quarter mile at 154.99 miles per hour, making it the quickest Hellcat Hemi-powered car in the world. On that record run, TopCat pulled a 1.369 60-foot time with an 8th mile time of 5.72 and an 8th mile trap speed of 124.21 miles per hour.

    Even if you aren’t really into drag racing, anyone who drives a fast car should be able to recognize how impressive it is for a car on street tires to get from a stop to 125 miles per hour in less than 6 seconds.

    So, congratulations to Josh, Linda, the HHP team and everyone else involved in getting Josh’s Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat into the 8-second quarter mile range – setting a world record and achieving TopCat’s initial goal.
     
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    Kudos to HHP and the Toutkoushian family.....:D
     
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    Funny, i was talking with Linda and the gang the week before. Watch the couple of their runs. Couldn't do it then, huh?:mad::p
     
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    It seems that you often come up short .......:p;)
     
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    Hmmm. My complaint and suggestion boxes are empty. :confused::eek:
     
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    What track Hammer?Maryland International.
     
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    To be behind the wheel...................

    Congrats on the milestone!
     
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    They added Maryland to the Hemi Shootout next year.
     
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    Cecil was closed this past weekend.
     
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    What in the heck is Coles problem with Linda ? Or is it the other way around? Linda seems like a great person talked to her a lot and followed TopCat for a long time and I'm super happy for her I know it means a lot to see johns car doing great as it also does to us.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not sure what's going on over there. I tried to lighten the mood, as you saw, if you read that thread. I talked to Linda for probably 45 minutes at Atco. Talked to her last year, as well. She was really nice, both times. So, I don't know. But, I also don't hang out over there. Just check in for info, so I don't have all the info. My guess is somewhat of an ego thing? People get a little hung up on how it is. If you do this its not stock. If you do that you're in another class. Some say as long as the Hellcat badge is on the fender its a Hellcat. Some say you can add all the power you want as long as you use the stock block. I don't even try to worry about it. What I do know is, two cars with Hellcat badges went sub 9. Albeit, neither would be a car I would drive. Don't want a roll cage or missing seats in my car. Or a five gallon gas tank or a lot of other things that would keep me from enjoying my car every day, as opposed to just at the track. Not for me. Not why I bought the car. I enjoy running it, and ive modded it for a little more power. But I'm staying on pump gas and putting my kids in it to go for rides. If I want a track only car ill save up for a Drag Pak. 8 second car out of the box. But some people want more than an 8 sec car. They want to be able to say they did it in a Hellcat, first. I don't have that, I need to be first urge.
     
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    Karma can come around to bite me in the ass.



























    As long as she's hot.
     
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    See, now that just gave me an idea. Might be looking at getting a Rottweiler in the near future. Now "Karma" could go on the list as possible names. Because Karma will bite you in the ass. LOL.
     
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    Bill - Let me introduce you to Karma....

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    Well, tell her to keep an eye on muh.....I mean, your rims.
     
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    Not my puppy..... I have a psycho attack cat......

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