Dodge Challenger Hellcat #666 For Sale
According to the Book of Revelation, chapter 13, verse 18, the Number of the Beast is described as being “666.” Regardless of your belief in apocalyptic Christian mythology, pop culture has adopted this number as a symbol of the fiendish and evil, which are themes that fit quite well with the monstrously overpowered 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. One particular example of this muscle-car-from-the-netherworld possesses a VIN ending in the much-maligned number, and now, the owner is selling it.
Listed on an Alabama craigslist for $89,000, this 2015 model looks to be brand new and “in the wrapper,” with 5 miles on the odometer, paper covering the carpets and plastic covering the seats and steering wheel. Included is all the associated documentation, like warning tags, shipping documents, window sticker and build sheet.
The car is covered in a bright green Sublime Pearl paint job with a black satin hood and rear spoiler. Inside, the car is equipped heated and cooled suede/Nappa leather bolstered sport seats, as well as a Harman Kardon sound system with 18 speakers, a subwoofer, and 8.4-inch touchscreen display.
Making the smoke are optional 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires, which wrap the 20x9.5-inch SRT matte black forged wheels. A six-speed manual transmission feeds power to the rear.
It’s a tempting package, that much is for sure, but nearly 90 grand is a lot to ask, even in this spec. Still, the “666” VIN does make this Hellcat sort of a collector’s item, and at least the seller is asking for an exchange of money rather than a soul.
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Why it matters
Considering the coverage this private seller is getting, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were several buyers waiting to get their hands on this Hellcat. But beyond the VIN, there are other factors involved here.
For one, customers who previously sought purchase of a 2015 Challenger Hellcat from the dealers were met with long waiting lists and huge markups. It’s been reported that some folks forked over upwards of six figures to get one, despite the MSRP looking more like $60,000. What’s more, hundreds of customers just had their orders canceled because simply not enough vehicles were produced to fill demand.
With that in mind, $89,000 isn’t such a bad deal after all.
Thankfully, Dodge recently announced a new sales plan for 2016 models. Customers with canceled 2015 model year orders will be given vouchers to purchase a new 2016 Hellcat at the same price as the old, avoiding the looming price hike. Dodge also says it’ll double production to meet the “unprecedented” demand seen last year.
As a staple of the Muscle Car Renaissance, the Challenger Hellcat has the right formula to satisfy many a lead-sled lover – old-school styling cues, big power under the hood, sent to the back.
Without a doubt, the biggest draw is that snarling V-8, which has 6.2-liters of supercharged displacement to produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. That makes the Challenger Hellcat the most powerful factory-built muscle car ever created. Swap the summer performance tires with drag radials, and you’re looking at high-10-second quarter-mile times all day every day.
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