2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 (left) and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (right)
Base price for the 2016 Challenger SRT Hellcat will be $62,495, up $2,500 compared to the price of the 2015. As for the Charger, it will sell for $65,945 at the base, an increase of $1,950 over the 2015.
The extra cash will go towards some added standard equipment like navigation and Laguna leather seats.
Order books for the 2016 models opened yesterday, coming with a new set of rules and guidelines for how dealers can order the cars. For 2016, each dealer will get a potential Hellcat allocation total for the whole model year, so they know the exact amount of cars they can sell. Hellcat allocation is based on Dodge sales performance along with historical Hellcat “days on lot” performance and dealers will only be able to sell the amount of cars they are allocated.
Previously, some dealers were taking orders for cars they knew they wouldn’t be able to get, a practice Chrysler called “unscrupulous.” This led Dodge to cancel about 900 unfulfilled 2015 orders, though each one of these buyers received a coupon to buy the 2016 car for the original 2015 price.
Performance from the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 is unchanged, still pumping out 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The car has been such a hit that Chrysler is doubling production for 2016, which should put the total at around 8,000 cars built.