Track Day Rendering of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Looks Like It’s Straight Out of Need For Speed
It looks bad ass, that’s for sure, but it looks like something we’ve all made in Need for Speed or Forza Horizonby Robert Moore, on
The Dodge Challenger came on the heels of the retro-styled Ford Mustang and it made its mark as what was considered to be one of the more accurate reinterpretations of the classic muscle cars, beating out both the Mustang and the Camaro in that regard. The Challenger has, for the most part, carried on for the last 11 years with minor aesthetic changes, but dodge has made some tweaks to the chassis, steering, and general underpinnings to try to keep it relevant with the times.
No changes were more important, however, than the introduction of the most brutal muscle cars of the era. I’m talking about models like the Challenger SRT Hellcat, Challenger SRT Demon, and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. These cars all boasted more than 700 horsepower (the Demon pushed 808, to be precise) and could run 10-seconds in the quarter mile or better. However, while they were all extreme in their own right, none of them were given a true track-day appearance package the likes of which you only get to see in video games like Forza Horizon and Need for Speed.
That’s where independent designer Abimelec Deisign comes in with it’s redering of a Challenger Hellcat in full track-day attire. It’s not even that outlandishly aggressive and it could be within the realm of possibility if the brass at Dodge would be willing to build a true track car out of the Hellcat. Of course, that will never happen, but at least we get to enjoy renderings like these. Let’s take a closer look.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Track Day Rendering
The front end of the SRT Hellcat in a track day suit is quite menacing. The whole nose is finished in black to match the roof and rear spoiler, creating quite an interesting contrast with the gray body color from the fenders back. The aggressive hood undoubtedly has functional vents while the massive front spoiler would help keep the beast planted as would the flics just below the headlights.
The fender flairs come without consequence ,but the massive rear spoiler that downright dominates the stock fin on the rear deck screams track only. The thing I have to point out, however, is the attention to detail as it looks like the artist even took the time to add in the adjustment rods and gave it a proper mounting job as it stretches out below the rear fascia. Of course, the package wouldn’t be complete without lowered suspension and wider, beefier track slicks for the best traction possible.
Arguably, the coolest part about these renderings (sans the overall design, of course) is the fact that the designer took the time to think about what a track day car would really be like. Notice how the grille and headlights have been deleted? That’s necessary for the additional cooling needed by race cars. And, notice how the front spoiler lip is adjustable as well.
In the end, it’s a fun rendering that will never come to life, but this is what the Challenger Hellcat could look like if it was actually fitted for the track. How about it? Any of you Challenger guys out there up to the task of actually tracking one of these babies? We’d love to see real life pictures of what you’ve got – just upload them to the comments section below or just reach out to me by clicking the links in my bio below!
Source: Abimelec Design via. Facebook