Hellcat Vs. Hellcat, Photo By Chris Mitchell Photography
Dodge‘s Charger and Challenger Hellcats are arguably the best bang for your buck when it comes to dollars and horsepower. Let’s face it, 707 horsepower (probably underrated) from the factory with a warranty for under about $60,000 is a value for any enthusiast. Last month we heard that 2016 Hellcat production was being boosted from the 2015 model year, and that pricing would likely rise as well. Today, as confirmed by an SRT spokesperson, we have pricing for the 2016 Hellcats, and they are indeed more expensive than the 2015 models.
The 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will start from $62,495, which is up $2,500 from the 2015 model’s starting price. For those seeking the family version, the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will start from $65,945, which is up $1,950 from the 2015 model’s starting price.
While the pricing has increased, so too has the standard equipment which now includes navigation and Laguna leather (may we recommend the brown?).
Dodge plans to more than double Hellcat production for 2016, and dealers were able to start placing orders yesterday. According to The Detroit News, a new ordering system has been put in place that will not allow dealers to place more orders than they’ve been allocated.
The 2016 models will see no powertrain changes, which means the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 is still rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
FCA told us last month that dealer allocation for the Hellcats will be based on past Dodge sales, and there will be two rounds of allocations. The first round will be this August with the second round coming in February 2016.
With 2016 Hellcats going into production next month, be on the lookout for some prowling the streets near you later this fall.