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The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is making its mark. The limited edition muscle car accounted for 9% of all Challenger sales so far in the 2015 model year. Considering that the Hellcat’s base price is $14,000 higher than the Challenger SRT 392 and $28,500 more than the Challenger R/T with the 5.7-liter HEMI, nine percent is quite an achievement.

Plummeting gas prices may be having an effect on sales of the HEMI V8s. In the 2014 model year, the SXT with the Pentastar V6 accounted for 53% of all Challenger sales. So far in the 2015 model year, that percentage has dropped to 38% while the R/T (including the R/T Scat Pack) has become the best-selling trim line.


The greater customer preference for Hemi V8s is no doubt satisfying to the factory workers and production coordinators, given the popularity of the Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler, which use the same powerplant (along with the 200, minivans, Rams, 300, Charger, and ProMaster).

http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2015/01/hellcat-takes-a-big-bite-of-challenger-sales

Production totals

2014 model year

SXT – 31,021
R/T – 20,477
CORE – 1,169
SRT – 2,293

Total – 54,960

2015 model year (thru 12/31/14)

SXT and R/T 24,503
SRT 1,058
Hellcat 1,532

Total - 27,093

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Hellcat rocks! I would have thought more than 1500 to date would have been sold.

Where do you anticipate hellcat production volume to land at year end?

Literally that's the 64000 dollar question...? ;)

Great car as is the srt8 the scat pak and even the 300 hp v6 with its new interior and 8 speed automatic...
 

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Hopefully this will show Fiat that Chrysler can be trusted with their crazy experiments. Now.. Where's that dual clutch for the Viper?
 

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Wonder if that 1-hour-owner+tree=Need New Hellcat purchase is included?
Did dood buy another Hellcat? Or is he in a Dart now? Or maybe a Valiant.
 
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Wonder if that 1-hour-owner+tree=Need New Hellcat purchase is included?
Did dood buy another Hellcat? Or is he in a Dart now? Or maybe a Valiant.
prius..............
 

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I don't know if it's something to point and laugh at, but it does seem that, as assumed by some, the car wasn't built for the power it's making. If in fact this is one of the reasons they decided to put a small 275 tire on a 707 hp car they failed their customer big time. Driveshaft failure, besides potentially causing thousands upon thousands in damage is a very large safety concern. Perhaps isolated and there is some other issue with the car causing this problem.

http://www.hellcat.org/threads/hellcat-known-issues.2502/
 

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I'm a gm guy over all but I can honestly say the hellcat can take a good amount of street abuse.....

Change to drag radials on any car, beat it at the track and you can break a driveshaft etc...on any car....

It's true gm does a better job of durability and reliability of their stock cars like the ZL1 z06 or z28......(REMEMBER IM GM BIASED)


Change to drag radials at the strip and anything can break....

The hellcats a cool ride...

Dodge is a cool brand like Pontiac used to be in the 1960s and 1970s.
 

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I'm a gm guy over all but I can honestly say the hellcat can take a good amount of street abuse.....

Change to drag radials on any car, beat it at the track and you can break a driveshaft etc...on any car....

It's true gm does a better job of durability and reliability of their stock cars like the ZL1 z06 or z28......(REMEMBER IM GM BIASED)


Change to drag radials at the strip and anything can break....

The hellcats a cool ride...

Dodge is a cool brand like Pontiac used to be in the 1960s and 1970s.
If Fiat quoted the cars capabilities with drag radials, the car should hold up no problem to drag radials. Like I said, may be isolated, but If DR's are all it takes to break it on a stock car it's back to the drawing boards because that's unacceptable.
 

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I'm a gm guy over all but I can honestly say the hellcat can take a good amount of street abuse.....

Change to drag radials on any car, beat it at the track and you can break a driveshaft etc...on any car....

It's true gm does a better job of durability and reliability of their stock cars like the ZL1 z06 or z28......(REMEMBER IM GM BIASED)


Change to drag radials at the strip and anything can break....

The hellcats a cool ride...

Dodge is a cool brand like Pontiac used to be in the 1960s and 1970s.
But drag radials are so common to people who take their cars to the track that they aren't a "mod" and the car is still considered "stock" right?

If Dodge is going to advertise times using drag radials on a prepped track, shouldn't the car be able to use them?
 

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But drag radials are so common to people who take their cars to the track that they aren't a "mod" and the car is still considered "stock" right?

If Dodge is going to advertise times using drag radials on a prepped track, shouldn't the car be able to use them?
Dodge gave you a time with stock everything and also gave you a time with stock everything plus drag radials.

The black car in question that broke the driveshaft had drag radials but also had race gas. No one in their right mind would think race gas would have made as big a difference as it did with no tuning what so ever. Going by the track times the race gas was good for at least an additional 40hp.

Just and FYI the white car that was also there that day was 100% stock down to the paper filter and ran a best of 11.06 which proves that someone will dip into the 10's stock. No it won't be the norm but someone will do it.
 
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