Speedfactory Charger Sets World Record Quarter Mile Time

On November 1, 2008, Speedfactory’s R&D Charger ran a quarter mile in 10.354 seconds, with a trap speed of 137.39 mph at Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, Georgia. According to records kept by the LXForums.com moderators, Speedfactory beat all previous quarter mile times set by actual production LX/LC-platform cars — modern Dodge Chargers, Challengers, Magnums and Chrysler 300Cs. Speedfactory driver Eddie Rosa originally broke the record the night before, continuing to improve throughout the weekend.

With help from tuning partner Injected Engineering, the Speedfactory R&D (Research and Development) Charger is powered by a 426 HEMI stroker motor with a Vortech centrifugal style V-7 YSi-trim supercharger and an air-to-air charge cooler. As the Speedfactory R&D Charger develops over 925 HP, numerous systems were upgraded: 355 gears, a return-style fuel system and 1000HP half shafts. The car retains the stock transmission, brakes, suspension, and interior, weighing approximately 4200 lbs.

“We’re very excited by this achievement, as we have worked for a number of months to unleash the potential of this Charger. There’s still more we can do, and a good chance we can run even faster times,” said Mark Brucks, General Manager, Speedfactory. “All of us at Speedfactory, and our partners, are motorheads and fans of these cars as well as businessmen. This is what we live for, building speed and automotive dream cars.”

“The Vortech V-7 YSi-trim supercharger supports up to 1200HP with 78% efficiency,” states Gil Cormaci, Director, Sales and Marketing for Vortech Engineering. “We are very pleased with our association with Speedfactory, Landmark Dodge and Injected Engineering. The application of our YSi-trim compressor to this HEMI Charger was done with the highest expertise resulting in this impressive time and speed.”

The record-breaking runs excited Injected Engineering’s Ryan Wall: “Working with Speedfactory has allowed us to take the LX/LC vehicles to a new level. Our tuning expertise and Speedfactory’s resources have created the perfect partnership for record-braking performance. The Speedfactory R&D Charger is proof that our skills at tuning will bring customers the very best performance that a Dodge/Chrysler vehicle has to offer.”

Speedfactory is exhibiting a supercharged Challenger in the Vortech/Paxton booth at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 4-7, 2008 (booth #23053). This Speedfactory Challenger drew attention in the spring of 2008 as the first supercharged Challenger of the modern era. Tuned with assistance from Injected Engineering, it features a Vortech supercharger developing 560 HP on 6.5 PSI boost.

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