The Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and its sedan counterpart, the Charger Hellcat, are muscle car monsters that deliver a Hemi-powered slap in the face to the automotive establishment.
Sure, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are newer, more polished, and frankly, a little more refined in just about every detail. So why are we so smitten with this Mopar duo? We have 707 reasons, to be exact.
That’s because the supercharged Hellcat V8 delivers a staggering 707 horsepower. Why the odd figure? Dodge engineers realized an even 700 would lead to cynical speculation that the motor might only deliver, say, 699 horsepower. So, to be on the safe side of horsepower bragging rights, they found a few more ponies for insurance.
We reached out to Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat – at Fiat-Chrysler North America, for extra insight into these scary-fast machines. With his expert tutelage, we uncovered the coolest, craziest, and creepiest facts and stats about the hellacious Hellcat.