Dodge Hellcat Orders Put On Hold Due To Unprecedented Demand
Who knew that selling 707-horsepower cars for around $60,000 would translate into huge sales numbers? Probably everyone, but even so, the enormous demand for the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat twins has outstripped supply, causing Dodge to temporarily restrict new orders of both cars, so that production can catch up with the through-the-roof demand.
An FCA spokesperson recently told Motor Authority, “Due to unprecedented demand for the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats, we are temporarily restricting orders while we validate current orders that are in the system.”
The news comes on the heels of FCA Senior Communications Vice President Gualberto Ranieri’s announcement in February on the company’s official blog, warning customers of dealerships accepting Hellcat orders they might not be able to fulfill.
“Specifically, this handful of dealers appears to have accepted large numbers of SRT Hellcat orders without regard to available supply and without advising their customers that orders may not be filled, if at all, for many months or longer,” Ranieri cautioned.
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Why it matters
When you’re a car company, this is a problem you definitely don’t mind having, and in a world of soulless hybrids and sterile self-driving cars on the horizon, it’s great to see there’s still demand for overpowered muscle cars with thumping supercharged V-8s. Now, if only Dodge SRT could figure out a way to parlay that success to help stagnant Viper sales.
The high sales have continued even after all 2,211 previously sold Hellcats were recalled due to a fire risk caused by potentially faulty hose installation in the fuel delivery system. Luckily, no known fires have been reported, so the only things Hellcats will continue to burn are Pirelli P Zeros and lesser muscle cars.