There is one less sublime Challenger Hellcat on the road at the moment. Said to be a media car, the damage looks to be superficial. Still, it hurts to look at it. Find more info at Street Legal TV. More pics after the jump!
Hot Rod takes the Charger SRT Hellcat for a spin. The launch control sounds like fun. Read the review here.
You’d love to buy a new Charger but there is one thing stopping you. (OK, three things if you count those two rear doors). You want a manual gearbox in your 21st century General Lee. Not gonna happen. We kinda already know the answer but Jalopnik’s Oppositelock has an insider who spills the beans (or should we say bean counters). Find the story here.
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!