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Pre-production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat caught street racing (video)

When it comes to being competitive in the automotive world, manufacturers create vehicles to compete against each other. Typically, they compete on the track; but they're not fooling anyone. The automotive industry is closely knit to the world of street racing. Sure, they want to avoid it if at all possible due to the legality and taboo status of this American pastime, but at the end of the day these cars are sold to be registered and driven on public roads.

Video: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: street racing, burnouts, and launching

So why do we need a 707 horsepower coupe that is capable of 200 mph even though the average speed limit in America is 55 mph? That's a good question. The truth is that while we all hide behind the cloak of the lawman's whisper, every single sports car produced is designed to kick asphalt and take names on the same streets we use to commute.

So to the naysayers and left field speed limit enforces, give us road bandits a little more respect. The truth of the matter is that while you rest comfortably knowing that street racing is technically "illegal", even the same lawman you pay good tax money to enforce the laws participates. Everybody street races, so please; act like you don't.

I don't street race, do you? #MURICA

Some of you may be wondering, how is it possible that a video like this has surfaced when there aren't any SRT Hellcat's available to the public? That's a good question. Watch the video and find out.