From the November 2021 issue of Car and Driver.
Alex Taylor started drag racing at 16. Now 24, she grew up around cars at her parents' hot-rod shop in Booneville, Arkansas, and still uses it as a home base for her automotive YouTube channel, Riding with Alex Taylor. While the shop specializes in fast drag cars with a classic look—like her dad's '55 Chevy gasser and her 1968 Camaro—the Taylors are happy to take on the task of making any car quicker. They got a chance to test their skills on a modern canvas when Dodge invited Taylor to participate in a Challenger build-off competition. Dodge provided competitors with a bone-stock Challenger or Charger Hellcat to modify as they pleased. The winner would be last builder standing after a street-style drag matchup. The rules: stock-appearing body, stock engine block, and stock-appearing 2.7-liter supercharger housing. Taylor went for the Lotus approach, stripping everything down and making it as light as possible. The result was a focused build with simple electronics and big sticky tires, trimmed as close to kitten weight as a big cat can get. And yeah, she won.
"More power was the last thing on our to-do list," Taylor says. "We wanted to hit weight, because Hellcats are heavy. We just unbolted everything that could be unbolted and started cutting out what couldn't."
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