Dodge Challenger Hellcat VIN 700001 Goes to Auction

The first production Challenger Hellcat went to auction at Barrett Jackson recently. The winning bid was $825,000. Is that crazy money for a car that will probably live in a bubble as an investment? Absolutely, but who cares? The money goes to Opportunity Village, a Vegas-based non-profit organization that assists adults with disabilities. Find more info at CarBuzz.

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2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack vs. 1969 Dodge Super Bee

Ok, not really… While we were down in Portland testing the Hellcat we also got to check out all the other 2015 Challengers. Ryan Douthit of Driving Sports shot the Hellcat video we posted last week (hanging out the back of a minivan on PIR). He also shot the video below with a R/T Scat Pack car, using Steve Cook’s beautiful 1969 Super Bee for a bit of historical perspective. Watch the video after the jump!

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Leno Test Drives the Challenger Hellcat

Jay Leno reviews the Hellcat with Dodge president and CEO Tim Kuniskis. Why build a car with over 700 horsepower? The Challenger is a heavier car than the competition. So they went to their SRT engineers and simply said “Let’s get absolutely crazy with the horsepower and shut everybody up.” Bravo! Video after the jump.

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Mike Musto Drives the Hellcat

Here’s the Hellcat video featuring Mike Musto that we helped produce for AutoNation. I think it came out pretty good, despite flight delays and a whole lot of rain. Thanks to Mike Volz and Stephen Cook for bringing out their old B-bodies, and to Ryan Douthit for doing a great job hanging out the back of the minivan at speed in the rain! Watch the video, then check out the pics after the jump!

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