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FCA Might Have Dropped Hints About A Hellcat-Powered Ram 1500 Rebel 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Hellcat, RAM, Reports on 01 18th, 2018


The Dodge Ram SRT-10 went out of production over a decade ago but the unveiling of the 2019 Ram 1500 has stoked rumors of an all-new Hellcat model.
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Get Schooled On How To Drag Race The 840HP Dodge Demon 17
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Dodge, Dodge Demon, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, SRT, video on 01 17th, 2018


Plenty of Dodge Hellcat owners learned firsthand that having 707 horsepower at their disposal is probably too much for the road. With even more power, owners of the Dodge Demon will probably face a similar issue, which is where Bob Bondurant’s new drag racing course comes into play.
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Modded Hellcat And Twin Turbo Viper Show Us The True Meaning Of “Photo Finish” 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, SRT, SRT Viper, tuning, video on 01 10th, 2018


As if a straight line battle between a stock Challenger Hellcat and a Viper wouldn’t be delightful to watch in its own right, these two cars did a great job to amplify, and then meet, our expectations.

In stock form, the Hellcat lays waste to its rivals using 707 HP and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm), while the Viper stands strong with 645 HP and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque.

In order to make it even more of a beast, the owner of this Hellcat bumped the power output to roughly 825 horses, while the Viper was fitted with a twin turbo kit, resulting in approximately 950 WHP.

With both cars wearing drag radials, they set out to post low 10-second 1/4 mile times, separated by just five hundredths of a second, although as they crossed the finish line, they were already traveling at different speeds.

On paper, the Viper is the favorite as it packs considerably more horsepower than the Hellcat. So, did it beat the Hellcat? Scroll down and find out…

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Hennessey Hustles The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk To 175 MPH 9
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Hellcat, Hennessey, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, video on 01 9th, 2018


In between developing the promised world-beating Venom F5 hypercar and Ford VelociRaptor 6×6, John Hennessey recently jumped behind the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to see just how fast the super-SUV is.

Off the line, we recently saw a stock Trackhawk demolish a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in a scene that would’ve inevitably upset many Challenger fan-boys. Now we know just how fast the Trackhawk can go in a straight line.

Jeep asserts that the Trackhawk is capable of hitting 180 mph (289 km/h) and when behind the wheel, Hennessey was able to take the SUV up to 175 mph (281 km/h), as indicated on the speedometer.

Although the ultimate Jeep fell somewhat short of the automaker’s claim, 175 mph in an SUV of this size is an extraordinary feat.

For those that want to go even faster, Hennessey will soon have the answer, recently confirming that it’ll offer a tuning package with 1012 hp and 969 lb-ft (1,313 Nm) of torque on tap.

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Hennessey Hustles The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk To 175 MPH 9
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Hellcat, Hennessey, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, video on 01 9th, 2018


In between developing the promised world-beating Venom F5 hypercar and Ford VelociRaptor 6×6, John Hennessey recently jumped behind the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to see just how fast the super-SUV is.

Off the line, we recently saw a stock Trackhawk demolish a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in a scene that would’ve inevitably upset many Challenger fan-boys. Now we know just how fast the Trackhawk can go in a straight line.

Jeep asserts that the Trackhawk is capable of hitting 180 mph (289 km/h) and when behind the wheel, Hennessey was able to take the SUV up to 175 mph (281 km/h), as indicated on the speedometer.

Although the ultimate Jeep fell somewhat short of the automaker’s claim, 175 mph in an SUV of this size is an extraordinary feat.

For those that want to go even faster, Hennessey will soon have the answer, recently confirming that it’ll offer a tuning package with 1012 hp and 969 lb-ft (1,313 Nm) of torque on tap.

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“General Lee” Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenges Lambo Aventador 4
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Hellcat, SRT, video on 01 4th, 2018


The modern Dodge Challenger makes for a very interesting General Lee, even if the original was actually a Charger.

It becomes even more interesting as an SRT Hellcat like this one, which was filmed recently during a drag racing event.

With his ride inspired by the famous car from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘, the owner of this Challenger SRT Hellcat put on quite a show thanks to the sound of its supercharged V8 and the iconic horn.

The muscle car was also pitted against some powerful machines, from an Audi TT-RS to a Lamborghini Aventador. However, it appears that, for whatever reason, the driver had a hard time unleashing the 707hp and 650lb-ft (881Nm) of torque straight from the start, but that didn’t make the runs any less exciting.

In the right hands, and with the correct tires, the Challenger SRT Hellcat needs 3.6 seconds for the 0-60mph (0-96km/h) run, and it can complete the quarter mile in just under 11 seconds. For those who might want something more, there’s the even madder Demon, an 840hp version that can go from naught to 60mph (96km/h) in just 2.3sec and does the quarter-mile in 9.65sec.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Wipes The Floor With Challenger Hellcat 29
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, video on 12 29th, 2017


When the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was released, it quickly became the king of the drag strip, frequently out-accelerating much more expensive sports cars and supercars. Soon, high-performance versions of the Tesla Model S came along and the Hellcat’s reign was over.

Fast forward to the end of 2017 and it is no longer the sleek, two-door Challenger Hellcat that is the quickest vehicle in the FCA family. As a matter of fact, the Hellcat has now been surpassed not just by the Demon, but also the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

Powering both the Challenger Hellcat and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 707 hp.

However, whereas the Hellcat struggles to put all that muscle to the ground, the all-wheel drive system of the Trackhawk makes it far superior in a straight line. To show just how big the performance gap is, Hennessey Performance pitted the duo together and the Trackhawk left the Hellcat Widebody in its wake.

While Hellcat owners may be disgruntled that a Jeep is significantly quicker than their muscle car, SUV enthusiasts will be enthusiastically celebrating. We wouldn’t blame either of them.

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These Dodge Hellcats Proved Too Much Machine For Their Drivers 26
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Accidents, auction, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Hellcat, SRT on 12 26th, 2017


Weighing well over 4,000 pounds with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 sending over 700 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels, the Hellcat version of either the Dodge Charger or Challenger is a whole lot of machine to handle, to say the least.

 Too much for most of us, to be sure, and evidently far too much for the unfortunate drivers of these examples.

Head over to Copart and you’ll currently find no fewer than 11 Hellcats that have been written off by their insurers, their salvageable remains to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. (We didn’t find a single Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, though.)

Now while Copart doesn’t give the full story of what happened to each of the cars it’s auctioning off, it’s clear that not all 11 of these were totaled by drivers who were in over their heads. One, for example, suffered from some mechanical issue (ostensibly from having been even further modified). Another seems to have sat out in a hail storm, likely leaving its oily bits in tact but damaged the outside. And another was stripped down to its shell (maybe after an accident, maybe not).

The damage to the others appear to have resulted from crashes: damage to the front end, damage to the rear end, a complete rollover, or even having burned practically down to the ground. And while we can’t say for sure it was the driver’s fault, we wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case with most of them.

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Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races Challenger Hellcat In Forza Motorsport 7 23
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Forza, Games, Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Trackhawk, video on 12 23rd, 2017


According to the people who deal in algorithms and virtual physics and developed the Forza Motorsport 7 game, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is no pushover when it comes to drag racing a Challenger Hellcat.

Also, thanks to the user who goes by the nickname Ericship111, we now have a pretty good idea regarding who would win in a virtual fight between the world’s most powerful SUV and the mighty Hellcat, at least in Forza’s world.

This straight line race takes place over a distance of one mile (1.6 km), which means that you not only need to get off the line quickly, but also have sufficient power to keep your opponent at bay at high speed.

Let’s run some numbers, shall we? For starters, both opponents pack the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 707 HP and 645 lb-ft (874 Nm) of torque. Jeep says the Trackhawk will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds, which is very similar to what the Challenger Hellcat can do, and while the Dodge is lighter, the Jeep has all-wheel drive that may, or may not, help it in getting off the line faster.

Therefore, the result of this race is unpredictable, even in a video game. We obviously won’t tell you who won, but we will say that you’ll want to pay close attention to the finish line.

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Is The 707HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk As Insane As The Figures Suggest? 16
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, SUV, video on 12 16th, 2017


The Jeep brand is perhaps the most successful carmaker under the FCA group umbrella, and after watching Doug DeMuro’s review of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, you may start to understand why.

Jeep introduced the model earlier this year on the back of demand for an SUV powered by the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 of the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. With an identical 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque, the Trackhawk can rocket from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 3.5 seconds and complete the quarter mile in just 11.6 seconds at 116 mph.

On a drag strip, the Trackhawk will, most likely, humble lots of rivals. However, is it actually useable on the street?

According to DeMuro, the answer is yes. On paper, one could think that the Trackhawk’s crazy figures would make it a one-trick pony. However, the fact that the Trackhawk is essentially just a Grand Cherokee with a bigger engine and larger brakes means it retains all the practicality of lesser variants, including the 7,200 lbs towing capacity of the Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Perhaps the only downside of the Trackhawk is its fairly hefty $86,995 price tag, but considering that it’s the most powerful production SUV on the market, trumping even Lambo’s Urus, you may eventually end up calling it a bargain.

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U.S. Dealer Asking $176k For Freshly-Delivered Dodge Demon 13
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Demon, Drag-Racing, Galleries, Hellcat, used cars on 12 13th, 2017


Priced from $84,995, the Dodge Challenger Demon seems like the bargain of the century, especially when you consider its straight-line performance. But, is it worth more than double the sticker price? We don’t think so.

Nonetheless, used car dealership Custom Cars West, located in Sheridan, Colorado, has listed a freshly-delivered Dodge Demon for sale at a rather absurd $176,398.

The car reportedly has just a single mile on the odometer and is bathed in a glistening shade dubbed B5 Blue Pearl. Inside, the interior is said to be covered in black leather but sadly, no images of the cabin have been published by the dealer.

Despite lacking some details and any high-resolution photos of the car, we can safely say that it isn’t worth over $175,000. In fact, a used Lamborghini Huracan can be purchased for a little over $190,000 and while it may not accelerate down a drag strip as quickly as the Demon, it is a far more well-rounded -not to mention, exotic too – performance car.

Nevertheless, with just 3,000 examples of the Demon destined for the United States, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this example changing hands for the asking price, no matter how excessive it is.

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Jeep’s 707 HP Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Gets RHD To Rock The UK 2
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Reports, SUV, UK on 12 2nd, 2017


Jeep has confirmed that it will produce a right-hand drive version of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and make it available in the United Kingdom.

Speaking to Auto Express at the ongoing LA Auto Show, Jeep boss Mike Manley said the vehicle has been given the go-ahead. Unfortunately, he failed to divulge any other details about the right-hand drive Trackhawk, including whether or not it will be sold in other RHD markets, such as Australia.

Sitting beneath the brutish bodywork of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the company’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 delivering a mighty 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to an all-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic transmission, the super SUV accelerates to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds, covers the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph and can reach a top speed of 180 mph (289 km/h).

Like the Grand Cherokee SRT8, the Trackhawk has an impressive 7,200 lbs towing capacity, and in the UK should comfortably undercut its rivals, such as the BMW X5 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, on price.

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Humble Dodge Challenger Hellcat Driver Gives Corvette C6 A Taste Of 707 Horses 22
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Corvette, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Hellcat, video on 11 22nd, 2017


If you own a Dodge Challenger Hellcat that’s capable of out-accelerating most supercars, one couldn’t blame you for being a little arrogant while cruising the streets in the supercar-slayer.

The owner of this Hellcat couldn’t be any more different.

While cruising the streets in his C6 Corvette, YouTuber itsjusta6 came across a man who appeared to be in his 60s driving his blacked-out Hellcat and begging for a race against the Corvette.

Given the horsepower advantage of the Hellcat, it’s no surprise that it came out victorious in all of the rolling races. However, the really cool part is when the Corvette driver pulls alongside to comment on the Hellcat.

“Man, that thing is awesome,” he says, prompting a simple response from the Hellcat driver; “It runs alright.” He then proceeds to pull away, performing a picture perfect powerslide in the process, and proving that the Hellcat can really make you feel as if you run the world. Good on him.

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Here’s A Take On The Facelifted 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 17
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Hellcat, Renderings, SRT on 11 17th, 2017


It’s hard to believe that more than three years have passed by since Dodge first introduced us to the Charger SRT Hellcat, isn’t it?

During this time, the super saloon has proved its credentials against some very powerful machines, coming out on top in most cases. An entirely new generation of the Charger and Challenger will reportedly make their way onto the market in 2021, but before they do, Dodge will update both cars in 2019.

So what should we expect from the two popular vehicles? Well, according to Enoch Gabriel Gonzales’ vision, plenty of visual drama, as his renderings are very optimistic, to say the least.

The artist has focused on the range-topping version of the Charger, the SRT Hellcat, fitting it with new bumpers and lights and toning down some of its aggressive lines. While the front end looks quite nice, the rear isn’t exactly appealing with those gigantic taillights.

Of course, we will have to wait at least one more year before seeing what the FCA-owned brand has in store for the Challenger and Charger, and if their upgrades will include any work carried under the hood of the Hellcats, although with 707 HP at their disposal already, we doubt anyone would mind if Chevy left the supercharged V8 well alone.

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Toyota PriuSRT8 Is Anything But Boring, Packs 1,000 HP Hellcat V8! [w/Video] 2
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Hellcat, SEMA show, TOYOTA, Toyota Prius, Toyota Videos, tuning, video on 11 2nd, 2017


What you're looking at is possibly the ultimate "Sleeper Prius", and at the same time, one of the quickest 1/4 mile cars present at this year's SEMA Show.
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