The Dodge Challenger Hellcat Throttles Down the Highway

If you’re driving the Highway to Hell, you’ll want a car that can burn up the miles on the straight ways, and that’s exactly what the 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat can do. This is the same model that led Dodge to claim that the Hellcat was the world’s fastest production model ever made, and they didn’t have to push too hard to prove the point.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat front

The Hellcat was first revealed in 2015. Equipped with a powerful V8 engine, the horsepower for the car was initially rated at “600 plus,” but that was quickly amended to reflect the car’s actual 707 horsepower. That may not have been enough power to outdo some of the cars coming out of custom shops, but it was more than enough to best the cars like the Mustang Shelby GT500 or the Camaro ZL1 cars coming directly off the lines at Ford and Chevy. The engine also produced 650 lb-ft of torque and featured a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual or a TorqueFlight eight speed automatic transmission.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat back view

As far as design goes, the Hellcat benefited from hard edges and a boxy shape that differentiated it from other cars. The design was more menacing, and gave the Hellcat the appearance of power, which it backed up with ease. A prime example of what can be done with the Hellcat design is on display on Abimelec Designs Facebook page, where the artist has created a two-tone Hellcat that sports a gloss black and a matte grey finish. A large rear spoiler finishes of the racing vibe for the rendering.

707hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Dodge has continued to up the ante with the Challenger Hellcat, They rang in 2019 with a Hellcat that bumped up its output from 707 horsepower to a road-punishing 797 horsepower. For 2020, Dodge is offering two versions of the muscle car, one with 717 horsepower and the other with 797 horsepower. Both come with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Regardless of which you choose, the Hellcat is one vehicle that will be outrunning any demons chasing you down that Highway to Hell.

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat side view