The original comment was that a car with 700-800 hp will never hook up on large diameter wheels……I still challenge that comment, the demon comes from the factory, with Nitto NT05R drag radials in the size of P315/40R18, and DOES the ¼ mile in 9 Seconds, in fact… it is banned from drag strips without the addition of a roll cage….it hooks up on large diameter wheels, (side wall is 5”, a 69 mustang came stock with 7 ½” side wall), the Hellcat has even larger wheels at 275/40R/20 that is 4 ½ “ side wall and certainly a large diameter wheel (at 20”)….and it certainly Hooks up, and will do the ¼ mile in 10 seconds, and comes with a fun to drive 6 speed manual trans, where the driver controls the rpm power band. The Demon does the ¼ mile quicker than any other factory street car in the world….ever…including tesla and 66 cobra supersnake. The hellcat is just behind it and is way more fun to drive , with its 6 speed.
So the comment that large diameter wheels wont HOOK UP is certainly not true, as evidenced in its time slip. On track or on street…it still “hooks up” far superior to any 1969 or 1970 mustang (or any other car with small diameter wheels for that matter) ever did in the same pavement.
Technology made this happen thru traction control, launch control and double disc clutch. They compensate for a lack of a wrinkle wall tire, which no stock car ever came with. The new Cadillacs, Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros, Mercedes AMG, all enjoy similar technology on large diameter wheels and low profile tires.
My stock SRT Challenger spanks my over-bored ½ “ lift cammed tripower 66 gto, as much as I hate to admit it, and its very mild mannered in day to day traffic.
I love the new Horse Power wars going on today, while I am old enough to drive them, not just a kid riding in them. I was born in 62.