You asked for, nay, demanded a Hellcat powered Grand Cherokee. No official word from Chrysler but the internet is abuzz with the rumour that such a beast may yet come to fruition. Find more info at StrettLegalTV.
Three pedals and rowing your own should always be a big part of the muscle car experience but Chryslers new 8-speed TorqueFlite, beefed up for the Hellcat, is no slouch either. TorqueNews compares the two transmission choices. Read the story here.
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.
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!
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.
I think he likes it. Video after the jump!
Dodge is offering their Hellcat roar as a ringtone. I got mine. Get yours at SRT. Some nice wallpaper too!
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!