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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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  • Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
  • Year:
    2015
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    707
  • MPG(Hwy):
    20
  • Torque @ RPM:
    650
  • 0-60 time:
    3.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Quarter Mile time:
    10.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    199 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    59995
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The Challenger made its fateful return to Dodge’s lineup in 2008 following decades of remaining dormant. For the 2015 model year, the Challenger received a refresh that included a set of taillights that hark back to the 1971 model year. Those fancy taillights are small potatoes when compared to the big news of 2015, the addition of the 700-plus-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The wait if finally over, ladies and gentlemen! Dodge has unleashed its most powerful Challenger ever — the Hellcat. Rumored since early last year and initially expected to show up at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the monstrous muscle car was raised from the dark pits of Hell with a huge, supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 mill under the hood and an appearance that will make the Shelby GT500 tremble in fear.

Needless to say, the Challenger Hellcat is the first product of the newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands, a range-topping model that will sit above the already beefed-up 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker that we’ve seen during the New York Auto Show last month.

"The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge president and CEO, naming it "a true GT car with an all-new driver-focused interior." The beastly coupe will be built at Chrysler’s Brampton Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, but production won’t begin until the third quarter of 2014.

If you’re as excited as we are, waiting that long to see and drive the most powerful Challenger ever made will be painful to say the least. However, that gives us more than enough time to go through all the details and find out what the Hellcat is made of. Aside from the supercharged, V-8 HEMI we’re already drooling over...

Updated 07/16/2014: Pricing for the 2015 Challenger Hellcat SRT have been officially confirmed by Chrysler: $59,995 (excluding $995 destination and including $2,100 gas-guzzler tax; $1,700 gas-guzzler tax on models with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic

Updated 09/18/2014: Dodge announced that the 707 HP Challenger SRT Hellcat will deliver a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 mpg when equipped with the segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and 21 mpg with the new six-speed manual.

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Dodge Preps For Xmas With Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Sleigh

Dodge Preps For Xmas With Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Sleigh

This sleigh will get St. Nick to where he needs to go in record time

With Christmas around the corner, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the latest car to get a sleigh makeover. Introduced as part of Dodge’s “Big Finish” campaign, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Sleigh stars in a new commercial called “Upgrade” alongside retired WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg, who happens to play a pretty jacked-up Santa Claus. With muscles coming out of his ears, Santa decides to keep with the profile this holiday season by commissioning his elves to make improvements to his current sleigh. The result, as you can see, is a sleigh that’s going to make a lot of pony car enthusiasts wish they had the means to do the same thing.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

The Demon might be gone, but he left his brother with bloodshot eyes

The modern-day Dodge Demon is officially out of production, but in its place comes the Challenger Hellcat Redeye – a model that essentially bridges the gap between the range-topping hellcat and the late Demon. It’s powered by the same 6.2-liter V-8, but it’s been tuned to deliver 797 horsepower at 6,300 rpm. Torque figures carry over from the standard Hellcat at 707 pound-feet, but the Redeye benefits from lots of Demon gear, including things like line-lock and launch control. Sure, we would have been happier if Dodge introduced a second-gen Challenger for 2019 but this is at least one way to keep things fresh, right? Either way, we decided to make the Hellcat Redeye our wallpaper of the day and give it a little desktop love. Want to join in? We’ve got some pretty sweet wallpapers waiting for you below!

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Is Now The Most Powerful Muscle Car In Production

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Is Now The Most Powerful Muscle Car In Production

The Demon is dead, long live the Redeye!

Dodge axed the outrageous Challenger SRT Demon following a limited production run for the 2018 model year, but luckily, the aftershock of this cataclysmic machine will continue to rattle the Challenger lineup for the foreseeable future, as the latest model gains a host of Demon-inspired performance goodies.

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Dodge Teases a New Hood Scoop for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge Teases a New Hood Scoop for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Can we can a next-gen model already?

We’re not sure if there are going to be any other significant updates to the Challenger Hellcat for 2019, but Dodge has found it fitting to tease a new hood scoop for 2019 models. There’s no other news to report, but Dodge does say that the scoop is fully functional and claims that it harkens back to the muscle car days of the ‘60s and ‘70s. It should provide more air flow to the engine, however, so we might be lucky enough to see a bump in power for 2019 but it’s probably best not to hold your breath for the time being.

With that in mind, let us just point out that Dodge is quite literally polishing a turd at this point. Not that the Challenger Hellcat isn’t awesome, because it is, but the Challenger itself has soldiered on since 2008 and by the time the 2019 model year rolls around, it will be 11 years old. That makes the Challenger – Hellcat or not – a senior citizen that’s just begging to for life to come to an end. How’s life going for the Challenger? It’s taking forever. Let’s just hope that Dodge will finally introduce a next-gen model by the turn of the decade. Imagine how great the Hellcat can be on a new platform with all of the latest technology inside and under the metal.

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Mopar Pro Shop is Selling A Hellcat Engine for Less Than $15,000!

Mopar Pro Shop is Selling A Hellcat Engine for Less Than $15,000!

It’s a good deal if you consider all the savings you’re going to get

Are you in the market for a 6.2-liter, V-8, crate engine that packs over 700 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque? If the answer is “yes,” then you might be interested in a Mopar 6.2-liter Hellcat SC EFI factory crate engine for sale on moparproshop.com. It’s the real deal, and more importantly, you can buy it for just $14,998! That’s $4,532 less than Mopar’s original asking price!

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Watch Hennessey Do 174 MPH in a Hellcat Hauling A Christmas Tree!

Watch Hennessey Do 174 MPH in a Hellcat Hauling A Christmas Tree!

Now that’s one way to haul logs

Adding to its long list of wild stunts, Hennessey Performance decided to strap a Christmas tree to the roof of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody to see just how fast the car could run. Needless to say, the Hellcat comes perfectly equipped for speed. Its 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 makes an astounding 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

As a refresher, the Widebody version of the Challenger Hellcat has a wider track than the standard car, which allows for fatter tires. Naturally, wider tires offer better traction – something that’s desperately needed with the Hellcat’s power levels.

John Hennessey, CEO of his tuning and performance company, took the Challenger Hellcat Widebody to Continental Tire’s test track for some top speed trails, tree and all. The baseline run without the tree but with the suction cup-mounted roof rack posted a top speed of 177 mph. That means the Hellcat Wideboy only lost three mph off its top speed with a live tree strapped to its hood. That’s impressive.

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Christmas Greetings From Hennessey and a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody

Christmas Greetings From Hennessey and a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody

Should we have expected anything less?

Christmas day is literally three days away, and if you haven’t set up your Christmas trees yet, then you’re in a lot of trouble. Fortunately, there are ways to get a tree up and standing in your living rooms in no time. You can buy a plastic one in Walmart and set that one up, or you can go to a Lowe’s and get a natural one. If you decide on doing the latter, John Hennessey of Hennessey Performance has a suggestion on how to buy one quickly and transport it at 174 mph.

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Pennzoil's "Exorcising the Demon" Video Puts the Dodge Challenger Demon In Its Element: Video

Pennzoil’s "Exorcising the Demon" Video Puts the Dodge Challenger Demon In Its Element: Video

Prowling the urban city at night has made the Demon look cooler

There are some things the Dodge Challenger Demon is good at. Then there are things that the Dodge Challenger Demon is great at. Considering that it has 840 horsepower at its disposal, you’d think that it’d be the perfect car to do burnouts and go drifting in. Oil company Pennzoil seems to think so, too, and was actually front and center in unleashing the Demon’s drifting abilities in a video called “Exorcising the Demon.”

Clever titles aside, the video is as good as it gets in terms of showcasing the Challenger Demon’s capabilities. Sure, we know it to be a juggernaut of acceleration and a monster on the drag strip. But what happens when you put it in an urban setting like a night in Pittsburgh, ask rallycross star Rhys Millen to drive it, and let it run loose? You get what can best be described as a two-and-a-half-minute highlight reel of the Challenger Demon doing anything from burnouts to donuts and everything else in between. Throw in some special effects to highlight the muscle car’s earthquake-inducing, torque-tactic acceleration and you have as good a promotional video for the Challenger Demon as anything Dodge has released before it.

The treatment of the video is exceptional in it of itself. The cinematography captures the grittiness of the Steel City, serving as the perfect backdrop for a car like the Challenger Demon to run roughshod over. And like any video these days that’s worth its salt, the ending of “Exorcising the Demon” essentially serves as a teaser for what’s to come next. I’m not going to spoil the surprise at the end because it’s definitely worth waiting for.

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Pops' Rants: The Lexus LFA Is Overrated and Why the Challenger Angel Ain't Gonna Happen

Pops’ Rants: The Lexus LFA Is Overrated and Why the Challenger Angel Ain’t Gonna Happen

Boom!

The Dodge Challenger Demon is a fine piece of machinery, and I can definitely understand all the hype around it. Despite the fact that it doesn’t have a much-needed manual transmission. What I don’t get is this new hype around the fact that Chrysler trademarked the Angel name and that most car enthusiasts already see it as some sort of anti-Demon version of the Challenger. Come on man, what’s this, finger-painting class? I’ve been in the business long enough to know that the Chrysler Angel could very well mean squat. Nothing, nada, zero, just a name on a piece of paper at a trademark agency.

But this isn’t the only thing that grinds my gears this week. Everyone seems to have gone berserk over the fact that some 12 units of the Lexus LFA, which was discontinued in 2012, are still available at dealerships in the U.S. Hey, that’s pretty spectacular, because we’re talking about a supercar that hasn’t been built for five years, not to mention that production was limited to only 500 examples, but I still don’t understand why this LFA thing is such a big deal. But more on this below.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Wide-Body

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Wide-Body

The Challenger Hellcat gets a sprinkling of the Demon

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon represents the pinnacle of muscle car madness. It’s the world’s most powerful factory-produced V-8 powered car with 840 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. It’s faster to 60 mph than the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1. It’s also limited to just 3,300 units in North America so getting your hands on one is going to be tough. Don’t be too bummed, though. Just because the Challenger Demon is a little out of your reach, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a Challenger that looks, well, a little bit like it. Dodge is here for you, gentlemen, with a new wide body kit for the Challenger SRT Hellcat that channels some of that demented Demon spirit into a muscle car that’s no stranger to ungodly power.

The new Demon-inspired body kit provides the kind of visual enhancement that helps bring out a little bit of the Hellcat’s demonic side. The wider fenders, in particular, are immediately noticeable, as is the larger-than-usual set of tires that can now be fitted into the Challenger Hellcat thanks to the extra space provided by the fenders. But the kit as a whole is more than just improving bits and pieces of the Hellcat’s own aesthetic look. Dodge even says that the kit is as much about creating room for the Hellcat to improve its own performance credentials as it is about giving it a more menacing visual appearance. Whatever it did, it’s clear that Dodge has something special in store for Challenger Hellcat owners with this new wide-body kit.

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Dodge Helps Prevent Dealer Mark-Ups on Challenger SRT Demon

Dodge Helps Prevent Dealer Mark-Ups on Challenger SRT Demon

Priority goes to dealerships willing to sell the muscle car at or below the MSRP

As Honda deals with the growing discontent among its consumer base on the aggressive mark-ups dealerships are putting on the Honda Civic Type R, Dodge is determined not to irate its consumers by instituting a unique dealership ordering process for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The process itself was designed to prevent the experience prospective Civic Type R customers are going through as they see the prices of the hot hatch skyrocket to almost double Honda’s own asking price.

A big part of Dodge’s allocation plan for the Challenger Demon is to place priority on dealerships willing to sell at or below the automaker’s suggested retail price. Specifically, these dealerships stand to get priority scheduling and receive lower serial-numbered cars as opposed to those who are putting mark-ups on the price of the highly sought-after muscle car. On top of that, dealerships who have sold more than one SRT Hellcat in the last 12 months are the only ones who are eligible to receive a Challenger Demon. And to make it in even more difficult for these dealers, those who meet the previous requirement will be allocated a certain number of models depending on how their sales performance for the Charger, Challenger, and SRT Hellcats are. As for those dealerships planning to sell the SRT Demon above the automaker’s MSRP, they’ll get theirs “after priority production is completed.”

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Full Powertrain Spec Sheet For Challenger SRT Demon Revealed, We Compare It To The Hellcat

Full Powertrain Spec Sheet For Challenger SRT Demon Revealed, We Compare It To The Hellcat

Pinning a few numbers to the new drag race king

When Dodge pulled the sheets on the utterly insane Challenger SRT Demon back in April at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, months of speculation finally collided with reality, and the result was one of the most badass factory drag racers ever unleashed. The headline specs on the Demon beg belief, with nearly 850 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque sent to the rear axle thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Stuffing the engine is a 2.7-liter supercharger producing 14.5 psi of boost, which prompts at 2.3-second sprint in the 60-mph benchmark. Keep your foot down, and you’ll see the quarter mile blitzed in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Insanity. Now, Dodge has a full rundown on hard numbers to document that craziness with the release of the Demon’s powertrain spec sheet.

You can check out the attached press release for all the nitty gritty details, but in the meantime, here are a few highlights. For starters, Dodge says the V-8 engine manages to swallow as much as 173 cubic feet of air during a full-throttle quarter-mile run, which is roughly the same volume as the lung capacity of 816 humans. During a hard launch, the Nitto cheater slicks produce upwards of 1.8 g’s of forward acceleration, enough to lift the nose of the car off the ground for a fronts-up wheelie off the line. There’s plenty of other details as well, so read on if you wanna get nerdy with it as we compare it the “standard” Hellcat.

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Bank Your Soul, Dodge Prices Challenger SRT Demon At $84,995

Bank Your Soul, Dodge Prices Challenger SRT Demon At $84,995

The option list is filled with $1 extras

In case you missed our in-depth coverage of the Dodge Demon debut last month, here are the highlights: highest horsepower production V-8 ever, first production car capable of doing wheelies, fastest production car in the quarter mile (9.65 seconds at 140 mph), fastest production car 0-to-60 mph time (2.3 seconds), and highest g-force acceleration for a production car (1.8 g). Not too shabby, eh? If that list of achievements sounds like the sorta thing you want in your garage, now’s your chance, as Dodge has officially announced an MSRP for the Demon. Pricing starts at $84,995, which includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but excludes a $1,095 destination charge. Compare that to the “standard” Hellcat’s MSRP of $64,195, and you’re looking at an extra $20,000 to get your hands on a Demon.

“Eighty-five thousand dollars is not just a number in a business case to Dodge,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars at Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA North America. “We know it’s a lot of money and a significant up-charge over a Challenger Hellcat. We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible – features, performance and exclusivity that simply can’t be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible.” Fair enough. But beyond the insane power and impressive performance, what do you get for the money? Read on for the details.

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Maybe You Won't Have to Sell Your Soul to Afford the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Maybe You Won’t Have to Sell Your Soul to Afford the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

There are no official details as of yet, but there’s a rough idea floating around

Dodge drove us crazy and practically milked the debut of the Dodge Challenger Demon to death through a long series of teaser videos that spanned across the first three months of the year. Then, the day of reckoning was upon us, and the fastest production muscle car ever was finally revealed. Packing a 6.2-liter V-8 with a 2.7-liter supercharger that makes 14.5 psi of boost, a factory transmission brake, a stripped down interior, and a thirst for high-octane fuel, the Demon promises to be the Dodge that we’ll be talking about through the turn of the decade. Hell, it can hit 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and 100 mph in 5.1 seconds. A quarter mile comes in at 9.65 seconds at 140 mph – not bad for a car that weighs 4,200 pounds, right? After all, it can beat a $1.4 million Ferrari. But, it does raise one serious questions: Just how much will pure evil cost you?

There’s no official word as of yet, but Road & Track caught up with Dodge boss, Tim Kuniskis, at the New York Auto Show and got him to give us a little hint. Again, it isn’t much to go by, but according to Kuniskis, it will be priced above the Hellcat (obviously) but “it’s gonna be well below six figures.” That’s a pretty big deal considering many were expecting a price tag somewhere around $100,000.

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Maximum Evil – What Is The Dodge Demon's Top Speed?

Maximum Evil – What Is The Dodge Demon’s Top Speed?

We’re going beyond the 1320 to find out

Unless you’ve been hiding under a proverbial rock for the last few weeks, you’re most likely familiar with the specs for the newly released Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Just in case, here’s a quick refresher – 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 running on 100-octane race fuel. 0-to-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. 200 pounds lighter than the Hellcat. 9.65 seconds at 140 mph in the quarter mile. 3-foot wheelies off the line. Dodge is quite clear on the matter – the Demon was built to do one job very, very well – traverse the quarter-mile run as quickly as possible while maintaining some semblance of street legality. At this point, it’s obvious this beast-mobile is quick, but there’s one tidbit of info Dodge has conveniently left out of the conversation thus far – how fast is it? To find out, we pulled out our calculator and did a little thought experiment.

Speculating on the top speed of a car like the Demon is actually a pretty complicated proposition, but if you’re looking for a quick and easy answer, here it is – 168 mph. That’s the maximum-rated velocity for the Demon’s Nitto NT05R drag radials, which means that’s pretty much the car’s top speed if you don’t swap out the rubber.

But let’s presume you did change the tires – given ideal conditions and a long enough track, how fast could the really Demon go? Read on to find out.

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Despair Mortals, Your Time Has Come – Dodge Reveals Challenger Demon

Despair Mortals, Your Time Has Come – Dodge Reveals Challenger Demon

Dodge claims it’s the fastest production car in the world

After months of teasers and more than a few leaks, it’s finally here – the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has arrived. Unveiled with the help of Wiz Khalifa and Vin Diesel during a slick, pyrotechnic-filled production the night before the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Dodge claims the Demon is the fastest production muscle car in the world, framing it as the cure for soulless mobile appliances. More importantly, here are the numbers you’ve been begging for.

Output is rated at 840 horsepower at the rear wheels thanks to a 2.7-liter supercharger making 14.5 psi of boost. Acceleration looks like 2.3 seconds in the 60-mph sprint, while 5.1 seconds is needed to hit 100 mph. Launch it right, and you’ll do wheelies on your way to a 9.65-second quarter mile pass at 140 mph. Curb weight is rated at 4,200 pounds, 200 pounds less than the “regular” Challenger Hellcat.

What’s more, Dodge revealed you’ll be able to spec yours to taste, from stripped-down track tool, to something more suitable for the street. For example, the front seat and rear seat are offered for a dollar a piece, while a stereo system is also on the options list.

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Dodge Challenger Demon Sports a Cryptic License Plate, but What Does it Mean?

Dodge Challenger Demon Sports a Cryptic License Plate, but What Does it Mean?

There are some good ideas floating around, but nobody really knows for sure

Dodge is on a mission to tease us to death with a new teaser of the Challenger SRT Demon every week until it makes its debut. But, it also includes cryptic messages with the teasers to hint at different things. This time around, we find out that the Demon will roll on standard drag radials right from the factory. The tires were designed specifically for the Demon by Nitto using “a new compound and specific tire construction” and are 315/40-series NT05R rubbers. They even have a little demon logo on the sidewall and wrap around 18x11-inch rims on each corner. But, back to the cryptic message at hand, it is a string of numbers on the Demon’s Michigan license plate that reads #2576@35. But the question is what exactly does it mean?

The most dominating theory portrayed by the trolls that haunt comment threads everywhere is that it represents 2,576 horsepower at 3,500 rpm. And, of course, the other outlandish theory is that it stands for 2,576 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm – both are figures that are absolutely ridiculous if you look at it logically. Other theories that are floating around point to the fact that it could be a hint toward the supercharger, which would be a 2,576 cc (2.6-liter) unit that runs at 35 psi. Some have said that if you add a 1 to the front of each numbers, you’ll get 12.576@135 or 12.576 seconds at 135 mph, but that’s slower than the standard Hellcat, so that’s not likely to be correct either. Then, you’ve got the guys over at Jalopnik that think it might be a hint toward the car’s expected MSRP: $2,576 for 35 months would equal $90,160, a figure that wouldn’t be all that surprising considering the SRT Hellcat starts out at $64,195.

Car & Driver thinks the plate represents the total amount of torque sent to all four wheels simultaneously. That not only indicates that it would be all-wheel drive (which would also explain the massively wide front wheels) but actually makes a lot of sense. The Rear-wheel-drive SRT Hellcat makes 4,010 pound-feet at each driven wheel, and 2,576 pound-feet at all four wheels would compute to just over 800 pound-feet at the crank if it does have all-wheel drive.

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Teenagers Steal Hellcats, Promptly Crash Them

Teenagers Steal Hellcats, Promptly Crash Them

Turns out 700 horsepower can be tough to handle

Last week, four Dodge models, including two Hellcats, were stolen from a dealership in St. Peters, Missouri, according to local affiliate Fox 2 News. At approximately 1:30 AM last Friday, a group of teenaged suspects managed to snag the high-performance muscle cars and get them off the lot, but apparently, three of them crashed “almost immediately.”

“They lost control of them fairly easily,” said St. Peters Police Officer Melissa Doss. “They made it less than a mile.”

The suspects were apprehended on foot shortly thereafter. The three suspects are aged 16, 17, and 19 years old.

The 16-year-old will be tried in juvenile court, while the 17- and 18-year-old will be tried as adults.

Unfortunately, two of the cars seem to be totaled.

“It’s going to take several months to replace before Chrysler will give me allocation to replace them, so this one left is kind of special,” said Frank Schaffer, general manager at the Napleton Mid Rivers Dodge dealership where the cars were stolen.

In case you were unaware, the Dodge Charger Hellcat and Challenger Hellcat are both powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 that’s supercharged to 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It’s enough output to propel the RWD rocket ships to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, with top speed in excess of 200 mph. Pricing starts at $62,495 for the Challenger, and $65,945 for the Charger.

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Dodge is Slowing Down on Big Changes, but Will Introduce AWD Challenger by 2018

Dodge is Slowing Down on Big Changes, but Will Introduce AWD Challenger by 2018

Dodge was planning some pretty big changes by the end of the decade. Things like building the Challenger and Charger on FCA’s new Giorgio platform, and underpinning the Journey with the same platform as the Chrysler 200 were all on the table. However, these have been pushed forward for now as Dodge rethinks its long-term strategy. Of course, not everything has changed. The Dart will be discontinued later this month, with no successor in sight, and Dodge is still unwilling to accommodate the Viper with the necessary safety features (side curtain airbags), so it’s still on the chopping block as well.

Now that the plans for the Journey to share the Chrysler 200s platform have trashed, Automotive News claims that it will be produced with its current DNA until 2018. The Journey isn’t going anywhere, except for Italy, where it will be built when it is switched over to the Giorgio platform. And then there is the Charger and the Challenger. As far as the Charger goes it was going to be redesigned for the Giorgio platform, but that has been delayed until at least 2018. On the positive side of things, however, it’s said that the next-gen model will drop more than 400 pounds.

Arguably, the most important news is that Dodge is going to introduce a V-6 Challenger with all-wheel drive. The model will be called the Challenger GT AWD and will ultimately be followed by a wide-bodied, Hellcat-powered Challenger for 2017. When Dodge switches the Challenger over to the Giorgio platform, it is expected to drop at least 500 pounds – now that will be a nice drop in weight.

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The 707-Horsepower Hellcat Engine Should've Only Had 600 Ponies

The 707-Horsepower Hellcat Engine Should’ve Only Had 600 Ponies

The 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat is without question one of the most important products that Dodge and Fiat Chrysler have built in recent years. The car has been touted as the perfect combination of power and efficiency and yet, it almost didn’t happen if not for Chris Cowland, FCA’s director of advanced and SRT powertrain development. In a story that will likely go down in the halls of FCA as a legend in it of itself, Cowland and his team created a Hemi V-8 engine that few thought was possible. And yet they did it and the rest, as they say, is history.

As the Detroit Free Press puts it, Cowland, back in 2011, managed to convince FCA’s brass that included CEO Sergio Marchionne to build the Hellcat engine. Once he got the approval to build a 600-horsepower engine, Cowland and his powertrain team began cooking up the design for the HEMI-based engine. Not long after that, word reached the team that Ford was developing its own 600-horsepower engine to slap into the Shelby Mustang GT500. Cowland immediately went back to the executives asking if he could twist the Hellcat engine and squeeze 675 horsepower out of it. Management approved on the condition that the engine would be developed in the same time frame and the extra power would not come at the expense of reducing its fuel economy.

Turns out, Cowland and his team wasn’t intent on settling for just 675 horsepower and had already mapped out a plan to exceed 700 horsepower for the Hellcat engine. The whole projected was shrouded in so much secrecy that when the horsepower tests were verified by the Society of Automotive Engineers showing the Hellcat producing a total of 707 horsepower, the numbers were never released within the company. According to the Free Press, it became FCA’s equivalent of the Manhattan Project with people working on one part of the engine not knowing what those working on another part were doing.

Ultimately, Cowland’s visionary plan has paid off in spades for both Dodge and FCA as the company has sold over 15,000 units of the Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models. More importantly, it gave Dodge a jolt in the arm that it needed at the right time, something Cowland admitted was one of his objectives when the plan to build the Hellcat engine was first cooked up. “We wanted to make a statement and move the brand forward.”

Consider that mission accomplished.

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Dodge Releases Two Hellacious Commercials For The Challenger Hellcat: Video

Dodge Releases Two Hellacious Commercials For The Challenger Hellcat: Video

Both ads make use of Dodge’s new "Domestic. Not Domesticated" tag line

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hasn’t had the most flattering few months. From reports that it could be involved in the next scandal to hit the auto industry to recalls of its vehicles and potential high-profile lawsuits stemming from these recalls, it’s safe to say that FCA has had better days. Fortunately, there are some silver linings within the company and none have shined brighter - and roared louder - than the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Ever since the Challenger Hellcat went on sale in 2014, it has continuously been one of the more popular models to come out of Dodge. That popularity remains to this day as the high-powered muscle car continues to sell well and that’s a big reason why FCA is going into overdrive in promoting the Challenger Hellcat with a pair of new commercials that speaks to the menacing spirit of the muscle car.

The first ad is called Dodge Warning is the more straight-forward of the two ads. It’s got a pretty simple premise that’s centered on the Charger Hellcat’s blinking hazard lights and a voice-over hastily narrating the potential health risks of driving a Challenger Hellcat. The soliloquy has its humorous moments, but the ad is meant for viewers to keep their focus on the blinking lights until Metallica’s “Fuel” kicks in, followed by a prop explosion that also reveals the rear sides of the Charger and Durango flanking the Challenger Hellcat.

The second of the two ads is called Unleashed and this one has Hollywood production value written all over it. It actually looks more like a blockbuster trailer right down to the cheap imitation of Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs character in the Fast & Furious franchise. But the real star of the ad is the robotic metal cat, Dodge’s not-so-subtle interpretation of the Challenger Hellcat. The ad starts with the cat being transported from the “Dodge Research Lab” to downtown Detroit where it’s unleashed to race to a painted finish line. Not surprisingly, the robot cat’s roar resembles the same rip-roaring noise of the Challenger Hellcat’s Hemi engine and as the cat races to the finish line, it slowly transforms into the muscle car.

Both ads are touting Dodge’s new “Domestic. Not Domesticated” tag line and if both ads play through that message in their own unique way.

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hits 170 MPH Top Speed On Ice: Video

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hits 170 MPH Top Speed On Ice: Video

You need to have serious guts to set that blistering pace

The Dodge Challenger isn’t a stranger to setting record times. It’s also been prominently featured in drag races, drift runs, and the occasional movie appearances. Clearly, there’s very little that Dodge’s resident muscle car has yet to accomplish. One thing it hasn’t done though is set a record time on ice, which brings us to the 2016 Arsunda Speed Weekend in Stockholm, Sweden.

There, Exclusive Cars brought with them the gnarly Challenger Hellcat in an attempt to set a world record time on ice. Swedish racing driver Alx Danielsson — that’s his real first name — took the wheel of the stock Challenger Hellcat for this particular run. The only modifications made on the Challenger Hellcat were the addition of studded tires, which makes sense since it’s going to need as much traction as it can get on the icy strip.

This video is an extended look at Danielsson’s run, which saw blast past the speed trap at 170 mph while averaging 162 mph over a full kilometer. Exclusive Cars claims that this is a world record run on ice, and while that may be true in some respects — maybe some kind of technical category — the actual world record was set in March 2013 by Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres using an Audi RS6 that clocked in a top speed of 208.6 mph, beating the previous record of 206.1 mph that it also set in 2011.

Still, the achievements of Danielsson and Exclusive Cars shouldn’t be dismissed. Most people don’t have the wits to drive 170 mph on a dry surface, let alone on a slippery and icy one. Besides, it’s not as easy as it looks either. As accomplished as Danielsson is as a race car driver, the way he was fighting that steering wheel by simply trying to keep the car on a straight line is impressive enough in its own right.

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2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat By Hennessey

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat By Hennessey

700-horsepower muscle car gets the full Hennessey treatment

The Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang may get all the muscle car headlines, but anybody who knows their ponies know that this is a three-car battle. It seems a little strange to say that the Dodge Challenger is the most understated of the three, but the Dodge muscle car has proven to be as capable as its Chevy and Ford counterparts. Hennessey definitely knows what’s up, and that is why it has programs for all three muscle cars. This one, though, is about the Challenger, specifically the Challenger SRT Hellcat version, considered as the most powerful Challenger ever.

So what happens when you take the “most powerful Challenger ever” and hand it over to Hennessey? Magic happens, that’s what. The tuner’s new program for the Dodge muscle car pushes past all of the cosmetic upgrades and focuses solely on making the Challenger’s supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 mill more powerful. That might sound excessive for some people considering that the muscle car already has 707 horsepower at its disposal. But, last I checked, the word “excessive” is completely foreign to the same company that gave us the Venom GT. There’s no such thing as excess to Hennessey!

Needless to say, the Challenger Hellcat received a series of performance modifications, each offering different output levels depending on what a customer can handle. There’s an HPE800 kit, an HPE850, and for those who really want their Challengers to fly, an HPE1000 program. I know what might interest a majority of Challenger owners, but in the interest of full disclosure, that HPE1000 kit is really something else. Ever wanted to feel what it’s like to cover a quarter-mile in under 10 seconds?

The answer: HPE1000.

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Dodge and SRT Want To Expand Hellcat Brand

Dodge and SRT Want To Expand Hellcat Brand

Dodge didn’t expect the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to be as popular as they are. In fact, the demand was so high, Dodge just couldn’t keep up. All 2015 models have been spoken for, and all remaining orders that cannot be fulfilled have been canceled so production of 2016 models can begin. Not all of the cancellations are the fault of Dodge or Chrysler as a company, though – a few sketchy dealers unethically took orders after they hit their order cap for the muscle cars.

The good news is that, as of Monday, August 17, 2015, you can now reserve a 2016 Charger or Challenger Hellcat – with a deposit, of course. Dodge also thought ahead and changed up its ordering system as well. This time around, dealerships will not be able to order above their order cap. Moreover, to help accommodate such a high demand for both vehicles, Dodge has expanded its Hellcat testing capabilities — it will now be able to produce more the twice the number of Hellcat models than it did last year

With the success of the Hellcat models, Dodge is planning on bringing the SRT and Hellcat badges to other models in its lineup. Dodge hasn’t speculated on what models yet, but I suspect we’ll see the Hellcat come to the Durango, 2017 Dodge Ram and maybe even the Barracuda — if Dodge and SRT change their minds about axing the fish car. Despite the demand from customers to create a Viper Hellcat, Dodge has implied that it does not intend to do so. The Viper is a “perfect” track car, according to Dodge, and throwing the Hellcat engine into it would disrupt the 50/50 weight ratio that makes the Viper what it is. Of course, if you’re looking to purchase a Viper anytime soon, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR and its extreme performance should more than satisfy you.

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2016 Challenger And Charger Hellcats Get Price Increases

2016 Challenger And Charger Hellcats Get Price Increases

“It’s like the ’71 Hemi all over again.” That’s a pretty good way to sum up the wildfire sales success of Dodge’s 707-horsepower Hellcat twins, and it’s how Dodge and SRT CEO Tim Kuniskis explained it when asked about that success. Now, Dodge is responding to the laws of supply and demand by giving the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat a price increase of $2,500 and the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat an increase of $1,950 for 2016. In return, customers get new standard equipment, including Laguna leather and navigation.

Kuniskis also spoke with Detroit News about broader plans for the Hellcat brand. Dodge has sold roughly 4,500 Hellcats so far in 2015 and plans to double production next year. The previously limited supply meant several customers spent months on waiting lists, which often led to dealers taking deposits for orders they weren’t certain could be fulfilled. In response, Dodge has cleared orders of 2015 Hellcats and reset them for 2016, though customers who initially ordered 2015 cars will get a 2016 at the same cost. A new ordering system also ensures that dealers can’t take deposits for cars they can’t deliver.

The production bottle neck was apparently caused by a limited number of dynamometers at the factory. Each Hellcat engine requires a rigorous 42-minute test, and Dodge has remedied this with expanded dynamometer capacity. Now that Dodge has the capacity to meet demand, expect continued Hellcat sales growth, even despite the minimal price increase.

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Dodge Hellcats and Viper Will Be Featured In New "Predators" Campaign: Video

Dodge Hellcats and Viper Will Be Featured In New "Predators" Campaign: Video

How do you feel about 700-horsepower muscle cars? What about Phil Collins? If these are both things you appreciate, then you’ll probably find a lot to like in Dodge’s latest marketing campaign, entitled ‘Predators.’ The sinister new spot features a 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat, 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and a 2015 Dodge Viper GTS executing a few smoky donuts and skidding around the deserted nighttime streets of Miami. Phil Collins’ 1981 hit ‘In the Air Tonight’ provides the soundtrack — which science has proven to have the greatest drum-fill in the history of music.

The new commercials, both 30- and 90-second versions, highlight Dodge SRT’s halo products and how they shape Dodge’s image as a whole. “We don’t build Hellcats or Vipers for high volume, we build them as brand positioning statements,” says Dodge, SRT and FCA boss Tim Kuniskis. “These vehicles may be a small percentage of our overall sales but they send a very strong message about the brand personality and attitude.”

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Dodge To Increase Production Of Hellcat Engines

Dodge To Increase Production Of Hellcat Engines

On sale since September 2015, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has become a major success, to the extent Chrysler had to increase production twice and put a stop on taking orders so that it could catch up with the huge demand. With orders on halt for a few months now and with Challenger Hellcats selling for well over sticker price, FCA announced plans to substantially increase production of the 707-horsepower Hellcat engines.

"We’re going to build more [Hellcats] for 2016," Tim Kuniskis, head of the Dodge and SRT brands, told Automotive News. "We stopped taking all Hellcat orders months ago so that we could catch up to that demand, and then we will launch the 2016s." He declined to say how many more engines FCA plans to produce, but production could very well double for 2016. As of June 2015, Chrysler built about 4,000 units at its plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

According to Kuniskis, Dodge has received so many orders for the Challenger Hellcat that it is still filling them. 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcats are also in high demand. Of the 88,000 Challengers and Chargers sold as of June 2015, 4,000 (about 4.5 percent) had a Hellcat engine, he added. "It’s a small sliver of what we sell, but it really creates a halo for the rest of the lineup."

The Challenger Hellcat isn’t the only muscle car to have its production increased. The 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker is also sold out. "I have essentially a zero-day supply," he added.

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The Evolution Of The Hellcat Logo

The Evolution Of The Hellcat Logo

Legendary Mopar muscle cars have always had badass animal-inspired logos and names. Think Super Bee, Barracuda and Road Runner. The Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat twins are continuing the tradition with the now-familiar roaring cat logo that is now synonymous with the tire vaporizing, 707-horsepower cars they represent. But, it almost never happened.

When the Challenger SRT Hellcat was first shown in May 2014, a logo hadn’t been considered, but Dodge began floating some ideas (pictured in these sketches) to its social media followers. “People saw the logo and said, ‘This is awesome,’” Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis told Automotive News. “It was originally just supposed to say ‘supercharged’ on the side of the car. But [the logo] got so much attention in social media that at the last minute, we changed from ‘supercharged’ to the actual logo on the car.”

Several ideas were considered, including some more cartoonish ones in the style of older Mopar muscle cars. The hair-raising ‘supercharged’ one in the middle was inspired by the Hellcat Records logo, the record label founded by Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Operation Ivy. But, everyone agreed the one of the snarling cat was by far the coolest, and Dodge included it on Charger SRT Hellcat’s flanks when it was introduced a few months later.

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How Dodge Made Everyone Love The Hellcat

How Dodge Made Everyone Love The Hellcat

In the age of social media and hyper-connectedness, what’s one of the best ways to launch a successful marketing campaign? Let the customers do the talking for you. That’s what Dodge did with the 2015 Hellcat Challenger and Charger, and is now reaping the rewards associated with such high-profile visibility.

Automotive News recently released a report on the Hellcat marketing strategy, highlighting why you simply can’t get away from coverage of the underworld feline. The first step was to let folks wonder what lurked in waiting, giving very few specifics, thus fueling rampant rumor-spreading.

When the Challenger SRT Hellcat officially broke cover last year, Dodge simply said the car would produce over 600 horsepower, inducing heavy speculation as to whether it would out-gun the 645-horsepower Viper. After weeks of conjecture, Dodge said the car would boast some 707 horses, leading to an explosion of web attention. 

Next, folks wondered if all that muscle meant to vehicle was too heavy to be fast. Dodge responded with a video of the Hellcat at the drag strip with car show host Richard Rawlings, revealing on July 11th that the car would post an 11.2-second quarter mile with production tires and a 10.8 with drag radials. 

Cue Internet tongue wagging. 

So the Hellcat was officially powerful and fast. The issue of its asking price was then the topic of debate, a figure ($60,000) that Dodge finally put to bed two weeks after divulging the performance specs.

With the big numbers out in the open, the automaker decided to fan the already sizable flames by dropping cover on the Hellcat Charger in August, followed by vehicle appearances and free ride-alongs at events throughout the country, including the Woodward Dream Cruise near Detroit and the Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey car show and concert.

I guess it worked.

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat And Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Drag Race: Video

Dodge Challenger Hellcat And Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Drag Race: Video

Remember the Sublime Green Challenger Hellcat that got its revenge and spanked a Tesla Model S P85D a few days ago? Well, it’s back, this time going head-to-head with a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at the same drag strip as before. Unfortunately, especially for those expecting a nail-biting race and maybe even a photo-finish, the drag race didn’t quite go as planned.

It seems that although both cars jumped the lights, the Hellcat did it much sooner, while the Corvette ZR1 driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel for the first second or so. Apart from not launching at green, the Hellcat got an almost perfect run, in the end doing the quarter mile in 10.933 seconds at 125.3 mph. It seems that fitting the car with drag radials and practicing his launches was worth it for the Challenger driver.

As a refresher, the Challenger Hellcat is the most powerful production muscle car ever, its supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 delivering no less than 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The model also carries a lot of weight though, which is why the less-powerful and much-lighter Corvette ZR1 shouldn’t have been such an easy prey at the drag strip. The ZR1 is also powered by a supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8, but it outputs "just" 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. It should make up the power deficit with a curb weight around 1,000 pounds less than the Hellcat though, so a future rematch may come with different results.

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Tesla Model S P85D Vs. Dodge Challenger Hellcat - Drag Race: Video

Tesla Model S P85D Vs. Dodge Challenger Hellcat - Drag Race: Video

Normally, a Tesla Model S P85D would pretty much mop the floor with any stock sedan in a drag race from a dig, whether RWD or AWD. As a confirmation, a P85D demolished even a mighty Challenger Hellcat on the drag strip a couple of months ago. Now it’s time for a rematch between the two cars, although it comes with a twist. The Hellcat’s owner has added a set of drag radials to his RWD ride in order to at least pose a slight threat to the all-wheel-drive Tesla, so the race result is quite a bit different than the first time.

As some of you remember, the Challenger’s main issue in the first race was the lack of traction off the line and its driver’s lack of experience with the car. In the footage above, this is no longer the case, as the Hellcat hooked up much better thanks to its stickier tires, while the driver has had a lot of time to practice its launches since he lost to the P85D driver at the same strip.

In case it isn’t obvious by now, the improved Hellcat won the rematch against the Tesla. Both cars launched almost perfectly, but the Challenger’s better gearing and higher power proved to be decisive factors. Since the score between the two is now equal, another rematch is likely on the horizon, as I’m sure the Tesla driver will not let this one pass so easily.

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Dodge Will Build An Additional 1,000 SRT Hellcat Models

Dodge Will Build An Additional 1,000 SRT Hellcat Models

Just a couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Dodge was going to put production of its SRT Hellcat models on hold due to “unprecedented demand,” but Mopar fans can now rejoice as it sounds like the Hellcat’s vacation was just temporary. Hellcat.org is reporting that Dodge plans to restart production of the 707-horsepower Charger and Challenger, although the production will be capped at just 1,000 units. If the dealer markups and wait lists weren’t insane enough before, they sure will be now.

The excessive demand meant that some dealerships were taking deposits on the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat cars that they simply wouldn’t be able to come through on. After a quick lesson in how dealer allocations work, expect it to be even harder to get a new Hellcat parked in your driveway. Despite the time off to sort through the mess, it isn’t even clear what, if any, kind of headway Dodge made in clearing up backlogged orders that didn’t have a chance of being delivered.

It’s unclear what will become of the Hellcat’s future beyond these extra 1,000 units, but there’s a good chance that this production run will coincide with the end of the 2015 model year.

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Performs One-Of-A-Kind Airlift Drift: Video

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Performs One-Of-A-Kind Airlift Drift: Video

Yes, it’s probably fake, and no, it’s not a commercial for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat., though you’d probably be excused for thinking it is. Despite the fact that the title clearly reads "Pennzoil Airlift Drift," this particular ad drips less with synthetic petroleum than the sight and psychotic soundtrack of this 707-horsepower car doing what it does best: Making noise and tire smoke.

For the first 53 seconds of this ad (for oil), we’re treated to a yellow Challenger Hellcat, sliding its way around what appears (from the opening shot) to be Detroit. Looking right down Woodward Avenue, no less — a street long-famous as the Big Three’s unofficial dragstrip and testing grounds during the 1960s. That makes it a pretty appropriate staging ground for the return of Mopar tire smoke and massive Hemi horsepower. Moreso than the last video like this, anyway.

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At about 54 seconds, the Challenger takes a break from its tailsliding antics, and momentary silence descends in place of the Hellcat’s insane blower whine. It’s broken by helicopter blades, connected to choppers which proceed to "lift" a huge portion of Motown into the sky. There, suspended about 500 feet in the air, the Hellcat proceeds to blow off about $300 worth of Pirellis in a circular smokescreen both James Bond and Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be proud of.

The "airlift" is CGI, of course...which is almost a shame, since that distracts a little from the very real spectacle of a bright yellow muscle car doing what we should all be doing in bright yellow muscle cars right now. Still, the "airlift" CGI isn’t as distracting the backdrop of the last "car drifting on a thing" commercial this company produced. That’s right — this Pennzoil ad came from same crew that brought us the "BMW M4 Drifts on an Aircraft Carrier" commercial from last year. Decide for yourself which one you like better...it’s below the Hellcat video.

Personally: The BMW commercial wins on technical execution and lighting, Hellcat video wins on...well, an extra 300 horsepower. And Pennzoil wins for funding an excellent commercial for Dodge.

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The Challenger made its fateful return to Dodge’s lineup in 2008 following decades of remaining dormant. For the 2015 model year, the Challenger received a refresh that included a set of taillights that hark back to the 1971 model year. Those fancy taillights are small potatoes when compared to the big news of 2015, the addition of the 700-plus-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The wait if finally over, ladies and gentlemen! Dodge has unleashed its most powerful Challenger ever — the Hellcat. Rumored since early last year and initially expected to show up at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the monstrous muscle car was raised from the dark pits of Hell with a huge, supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 mill under the hood and an appearance that will make the Shelby GT500 tremble in fear.

Needless to say, the Challenger Hellcat is the first product of the newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands, a range-topping model that will sit above the already beefed-up 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker that we’ve seen during the New York Auto Show last month.

"The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge president and CEO, naming it "a true GT car with an all-new driver-focused interior." The beastly coupe will be built at Chrysler’s Brampton Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, but production won’t begin until the third quarter of 2014.

If you’re as excited as we are, waiting that long to see and drive the most powerful Challenger ever made will be painful to say the least. However, that gives us more than enough time to go through all the details and find out what the Hellcat is made of. Aside from the supercharged, V-8 HEMI we’re already drooling over...

Updated 07/16/2014: Pricing for the 2015 Challenger Hellcat SRT have been officially confirmed by Chrysler: $59,995 (excluding $995 destination and including $2,100 gas-guzzler tax; $1,700 gas-guzzler tax on models with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic

Updated 09/18/2014: Dodge announced that the 707 HP Challenger SRT Hellcat will deliver a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 mpg when equipped with the segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and 21 mpg with the new six-speed manual.

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