The Dodge launched its new model, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat X in 2014 as a 2015 model which has left quite an impression in the automobile market. This car is one of the greatest muscle cars ever to be built by automakers, Dodge. This car, including its design,was inspired by a world war 2 aircraft called F6F Hellcat and it is also a tribute to that F6F Hellcat fighter plane. Taking its inspiration from the fighter plane, this muscle car has macho features along with power packed performance.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat X – Engine:
The main part of what makes this Dodge Challenger Hellcat X successful is its powerful engine. This car has a 6.2 litre Hemi V-8 supercharged engine. The factory version of this engine produces 707 horsepower with 650 pound-feet of torque but this was not enough for Walsh Motorsports so they added a pair of turbochargers. The previously supercharged engine gets added with a turbocharger and this engine has the ability to produce an output of 805 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.
There is no information as to whether this upgraded engine will be using a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is said that this Dodge Challenger Hellcat X is going to be faster with its new updated engine than the regular Hellcat.
This muscle car from Dodge is very powerful in terms of performance with its new upgraded engine. And the sad thing is; only limited number of this version will be available commercially. Its performance with the new engine has been well-tested by the experts and the result is very impressive.
This Challenger has a ground breaking top speed of 200 miles per hour which is very impressive especially for speed enthusiast.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat X – Outer Body Design:
The first thing to notice right away about this Challenger Hellcat X is that the body of this car is aviation inspired and somewhat resembles a plane’s design language.
In the front fascia, the grille has chrome accents, attractive spoiler and set of two headlights on each side. Hood extractor is made of aluminium and has its raw steel colour. In the rear portion, there is a deck lid spoiler, enhanced fenders, and matching tail lights. Body of this Dodge Challenger HellcatX also has some aerodynamics to increase its performance. Having an overall muscular look, this car can win the hearts of every car fans out there.
This muscle car will be available in black color as its standard color option. This new version is said to be better than the standard factory version.
Some new features are added in this Dodge Challenger Hellcat X version of Challenger Hellcat X. Though the structure of the interior cabin remains the same, some new features like front seats which have the options of ventilation and heating, the steering wheel has a flat bottom, bespoke gauges come with a different color theme of dark aluminium and dark red.
It is also said that this new car will have new “Hellcat X” logos are featured in the floor mat and the back side of the front seats. All the necessary technological features is present in this car like smart navigation system, satellite radio, touchscreen display, hi-fi audio system, automatic climate control.
The seats will be covered by leather and other high-quality materials which will deliver maximum comfort and a luxurious feel. The power and comfort of this Challenger Hellcat X can only be felt after stepping inside this vehicle and sitting in the driver’s seat.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat X – Competition and Mileage:
Along with its fame and popularity in the automobile market, rivalry goes hand in hand. upcoming Dodge Challenger Hellcat X faces many tough rivals in its respective market and position. The main competitors of this Challenger Hellcat X is Shelby Mustang Super Snake.
With its new engine, mileage rating is still unknown but the previously recorded mileage rating was an average 22 to 25 miles per gallon in city driving and up to 30 miles per gallon in highway driving.
One of the main drawbacks of this Dodge Challenger Hellcat X is that it is a pretty expensive car and not every muscle car lovers will be able to buy it. This custom-built version with a new engine has a cost of $100,000. Surprisingly, this car is also being given away by Dream Giveaway for charity funds with a chance of winning it by a $3 ticket. This condition is only applicable to U.S citizens. This Dodge Challenger Hellcat X is now available for sale.