Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat's 707 storming horses can be yours for $60kWed, 16 Jul 2014
We love a good deal on high performance. It's what traditionally makes muscle cars so appealing – you get lots of speed, for not a lot of money. For 2015, Dodge has taken this to its logical extreme, offering its new 707-horsepower, supercharged, V8-powered Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat for just $59,900. For those wondering, that works out to just about $85 per horsepower, which when compared with a typical budget performance car, like the $24,995, 210-hp Volkswagen GTI ($119 per hp), demonstrates the Hellcat's astonishing value.
The information was revealed by a photo (click on the inset image to expand) taken at this week's Portland launch event (our man Seyth Miersma is just now on the ground and will have a full report on the madness that is the Hellcat soon) for the entire 2015 Challenger range, and reveals the Hellcat's price alongside its high-powered competitors from Ford and Chevrolet.
The discontinued 662-hp Mustang GT500 started at $56,000, while the 580-hp Camaro ZL1 starts off at $58K. Indeed, the only muscle car that outprices the Hellcat is the track-focused Camaro Z/28, a car that we're guessing could still wallop the Hellcat on the right piece of track, despite being down over 200 hp.
We'll have much more on the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned.
By Brandon Turkus
See also: Dodge CEO and Gas Monkey Garage dissect the 10-second Challenger Hellcat, Dodge and Jeep recalling 895k SUVs for possibility of headliner fires, Watch 1,414-hp worth of Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat do stereo burnouts.