2016 Dodge ChallengerSRT Hellcat
Year of manufacture2016
- The perfect expression of modern American muscle
- 707 hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine; eight-speed automatic
- Billet Silver over Laguna black leather; slick top with optional black satin hood
- Two-owner example with less than 3,300 miles from new
- Offered with three keys, owner’s manuals, factory literature, and compressor
For decades, the country that invented the muscle car has blazed a distinctive trail across the automotive landscape. Though America’s bigger-is-better movement paused during the 1970s oil crunch. Fortunately, we are experiencing a muscle car renaissance. Case in point: The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. In a modern world of increased fuel economy, smaller carbon footprints, and tiny-displacement forced-induction powerplants, the Hellcat can seem like a preposterous machine which makes absolutely no sense—which is precisely why it is so sought after.
Loud, indiscrete, and exuding pure muscle car essence, the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s retro styling and locomotive-like power offered an alluring alternative to the self-righteous flavor of the eco-cars when it debuted in 2015. But its almost stereotypically American attitude belies the impressive engineering that Dodge poured into the model. To say the Hellcat is built for speed is an understatement of epic proportions. Its massive 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 generates a scorching 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It is, in fact, one of the most potent American production cars on the market, capable of reaching a supercar-like 204-mph. Yet it is nevertheless tractable and surprisingly well-behaved at street-legal speeds and can do a highly respectable GT impression on long cross-country drives.
This 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is a slick top (non-sunroof) Hellcat example finished in Billet Silver over black Laguna leather. It presents in barely used condition, displaying less than 3,300 miles from new. The standard silver matte 20 x 9.5 “Slingshot”-pattern wheels are mounted with optional Pirelli P-Zero high performance tires. It is fitted with the black satin hood option and an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission—and with over 700 horsepower directed rearward, having the ability to keep both hands on the steering wheel is a plus.
The sale of this lot is accompanied by three keys (two “red keys” that unlock its maximum performance, plus a “black key” for valet use), owner’s manuals, factory literature, and a portable compressor. A stunning example of modern American muscle, this Challenger SRT Hellcat offers gratuitous power and startling performance in a package, and present low-mileage condition, that will ensure its desirability for many years to come.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0520.