Price (as tested) 💲: $100,910
Powertrain ⚙️: 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8
Output 💪: 807 hp/707 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 3.8 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 203 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 13 city/21 hwy/15 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 4,514 lbs
Riding on a platform that’s 19 years old, engine options are now into their 13th year. This Dodge Challenger Hellcat has merely equipped a bit of fresh paint, some new stitching, a tune, and stellar marketing to keep its muscle cars in the fight with far more contemporary rivals.
The interior is still cheaply constructed, crash safety is still sketch, and the once-great infotainment is tired… but that shape and that soundtrack never get old.
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat uses a stout, reliable 6.2-liter supercharged V8. With 807 horsepower in this Last Call Black Ghost trim, the 8-speed auto rarely misses a beat and the armchair front buckets defy a stiffly sprung suspension to keep you comfortable; and you can do burnouts in 4th gear at 3/4 throttle.
Dodge has made so many Hellcats, it’s hard to say whether this $100K Last Call Chally will appreciate as much as some may hope. As long as it’s available, I’d rather spend $70K on a standard Hellcat Widebody with a 6-speed. Wherever the bidding starts, it may well end with a 3rd owner – 700+ horsepower terror in the hands of a 17 year old (shiny side up, sport).
When the supercharger whine is fully replaced by the EV motor whir, we’ll have forgotten the Dodge duo’s foibles – but not their menace.