Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Chase Reminds You Of Vanishing Point

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This recent high-speed pursuit in which cops chased a white Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, bears an uncanny resemblance to the classic Vanishing Point chase.

A white Dodge Challenger which is believed to be stolen, driven at high speed, with cops and helicopter struggling to keep up with it. What’s in your mind now? Vanishing Point. While what we have here is not as glorious and imaginative as the classic car chase movie, it does come close in certain aspects.

Mohmed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba – a 25-year old guy – allegedly stole a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Houston, Texas and led cops across a long pursuit on the I-10, spread across multiple counties. The chase saw the criminal break several laws as he sped past fellow road users at dangerously-high speeds, weaving in and out of moving traffic.

The ABC 13 news report video says the cops kept tag of the vehicle using the onboard GPS tracker. But the epic chase had a rather tame and maybe lame ending, as the criminal had to pull over quite soon. Why? The gas-guzzling muscle car ran out of fuel.

The 707 hp, 650 lb-ft Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can go from 0 from 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and will top out at 199 mph.

However, Mohmed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba tried to escape from the pursing officers on foot, only to be tackled by one of the cops who literally ran him to the ground. The video shows him making a call, right before the deputy nabs him. It seems the perpetrator is not at all bothered about the gravity of the situation. In fact, he was even reported to be bragging about how about how fast he was and on how fast the Challenger is.

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The ABC 13 video claims that the criminal who stole the white Challenger in the chase was clocking speeds in the range of 110 mph. Thankfully, the thirsty V8 gulped down all the fuel before this reckless driver could further test the car’s performance and hurt someone in the process.

Source: Carscoops