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Saturday, November 1, 2014

5 Reasons the Dodge Hellcat Duo is Completely Scary


Hellcat Challenger photos

Happy Halloween guys and ghouls, the time has come to consume horrifying amounts of candy and/or get terrifyingly drunk. But before you do, take a look at two of the scariest cars on the market— the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Both have outrageous amounts of power and seemingly crawled out of the darkest pits of automotive hell here to wreak havoc on every mundane muscle car out there. Here are five reasons you should be afraid of them (in a good way):

Scary Fast
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat track photos

707 horsepower is a scary amount of power for any car. Whether it be in the long and lovely Challenger, which has rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox. Or, whether it’s in the muscular four-door Charger which also has rear-drive and an automatic gearbox.

Scary Cheap
Challenger Hellcat Dyno photos

With all that power you would expect an equally impressive price. But not so. The Challenger Hellcat starts at only $58,295, while the Charger starts at $63,995. For the power, it’s probably one of the cheapest cars you can buy.

Scary Cool
Charger Hellcat White photo

“Gone are the days of the muscle car,” they said. “Cars shouldn’t be made for quarter miles,” they abhorred. But “they” were all wrong. These are the two coolest cars money can buy. Gobs of power, muscle car looks, and quarter-mile times that will make Camaro and Mustang owners shake in their boots.

Scary Scary
Dodge Challenger Hellcat burnout photos

With great power comes great responsibility. Seriously, we’ve driven both, and they’re slightly terrifying to drive. And we mean that in the most loving way possible. That much power with rear-wheel-drive is a recipe for disaster for any inexperienced driver. Know what you’re doing, though, and it’s driving nirvana.

Scary Risky
Charger Hellcat Silver front fascia photo

Probably the scariest part of these two cars was them actually being built in the first place. No one in their right mind would think of shoving a supercharged 707-horsepower V8 underneath the hood of a Challenger, let alone a Charger.

 Thankfully, Dodge did. And in doing so they created two of the greatest American cars we’ve ever seen. A scary risk that looks like it will definitely be paying off.