The Challenger is one of the best selling muscle cars in the World thanks to its engines, looks and neoclassic interior. However, at this point the car is starting to get old being released nearly a decade ago. This means that it can’t really compete with its newer rivals but that will change when the all new model will be released some time at the end of the year or in the early 2017. Until then though, the FCA group released the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the last update made to the Challenger until the all new model will take its place.
This new model only received minor updates as well as a new price but besides that, it is basically the same car as that released more than two years ago. The car is already available for sale but unfortunately Dodge did not boost the production numbers which means it will still be hard to get one from a reputable dealer.
2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Price
The price is now $4,500 more than that of the 2015 model for two major reasons. The car now comes with a few more upgrades inside the cabin as well as slight updates to its exterior.
The running gear is the same as before which means that the car comes as standard with 275 section tires. While these may seem large for a normal car, they are in fact tiny for a car that offers this amount of performance.
The good part is that the brakes are certainly better than on the normal Challenger and on top of that, the 20126 Dodge Challenger Hellcat also comes with a tweaked suspension system which should allow the driver to control the car with more ease.
Design of Dodge Challenger Hellcat
Design wise, the same basic traits of the Challenger can be found on the Hellcat as well but this does get a few unique touches which set it apart from the rest.
Firstly, the rims are unique to it and the car can be had in a few unique color schemes. The rear gets a subtle spoiler while in the front the headlight-air intake has been kept which gives the car a subtle hint of aggressiveness.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat Interior
Inside the cabin, the latest model of the Hellcat is nearly identical to the 2015 car. However, Dodge now offers as standard their latest infotainment and navigation system which supports phone mirroring technology and on top of that, the seats have been upgraded to the leather-wrapped sport seats which are more comfortable and supportive than before.
Engine of 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
Engine wise, the only available for the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 petrol engine which can put out as much as 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
This makes it one of the most powerful cars on the market and certainly the most powerful car under $100,000, being on the same level with its close sibling, the Charger. The best part about this engine is that Dodge will offer its buyers the chance to select their desired gearbox.
This means that they will be able to choose either a 6 speed manual which will allow the Challenger to hit 60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds or an 8 speed automatic that will offer a 3.6 seconds acceleration time. Rear wheel drive is standard and a limited slip differential is there as well.
While the manual might seem like the better choice for those wanting to have some fun, the 8 speed unit is the one to get because it offers faster response times, a more relaxed driving experience which is really needed considering that the car will be able to hit up to 199 MPH, more than any other muscle car currently on the market.