Some people are just born with racing fuel coursing through their veins. That’s certainly true of Casey Currie, a man whose family name is proudly emblazoned on high-performance automotive rear ends dating back more than five decades. Starting at age 5 racing dirt bikes, Casey Currie long ago graduated to full-size race trucks and has participated in events including from the Baja 1000, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the King of the Hammers.
He’s an avid off-roader for sure, but what happens when you take Casey’s four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler away, and replace it with a supercharged Challenger Hellcat? Let’s find out.
In a video for BFGoodrich, Currie walkers away from the Wrangler wearing his name and logo and into the unfamiliar Hellcat, taking time to mention BFGoodrich’s tires on both models during the transition. Of course you must admit, it takes more than just your average tire to stand up to the 707 horsepower Hellcat engine, but the BFGoorich g-force Comp-2 A/S tires seem to be up to the task.
After Currie finishes gushing about the tires, we finally get to see how the off-roader handles on on-road driving. Unsurprisingly, his right foot finds the gas pedal right off the bat, and he quickly makes the most of the closed road course and 707 horsepower motor sitting in front of him. On road or off, Currie knows how to handle an overabundance of horsepower.
But you know what would make a really interesting project and video? Somebody turning a Hellcat into a Baja racer, all jacked-up and murdered-out. Put Currie in that, give him some unpaved desert roads, and get the camera drones ready to see some real action.