1,000 HP 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat for Sale at a Whopping $155,000

While certain Hellcat customers are struggling to find cars, some of those who ordered their 707 hp Mopar machines early had different plans in mind. Let's take the 1,000-pony Challenger Hellcat in the video below, for instance.
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The muscle car is currently for sale, having been listed at a whopping $155,000. We'll go through the mods that have determined the admittedly massive muscle upgrade in a moment, but we want to give you the seller's explanation for the price, which makes this Hellcat 2.5 times more expensive than a 707 hp model selling for its MSRP.

"If you think you can tame this beast, it can be yours for $155,000. It would cost much more to replicate this build, so call Greg at [number listed at DuPontRegistry]."

As for the mods targeting the engine bay, we're dealing with a ported and polished factory blower, a lower and upper pulley upgrade and a wider blower belt. A custom stainless steel exhaust, including 2-inch headers and 3-inch high-flow catalytic converters, as well as the obvious ECU massage, complete the package.

The seller explains this SRT beast has delivered over 1,000 hp on a DynoJet, so this must refer to the crank horsepower, which is only fair, since Dodge, as any carmaker, also lists the crank hp.

Aside from that, the seller also offers a nice little lesson on supercharging matters: "The majority of the magic is created in the Eaton 1.9L blower that sits atop the intake. In production form, these superchargers are built to pressurize air for over 100,000 miles. Dodge limits the pressure to just over 11 pounds in order to save on belt slippage and prevent overheating."

"Taking these issues into consideration, the supercharger on this car was ported and polished internally for more airflow. Polishing the surfaces also reduces heat friction from turbulent air. To supply more airflow, new upper and lower pulleys increase the speed of the rotors. A wider belt was also added to alleviate the added stress on the accessory drive," the seller adds.

Sure, the extra muscle and the explanation are sweet, but what we see here is a special kind of speculation. Instead of trying to sell a Hellcat way above its MRSP, as many dealerships do, or buy one and aim to resell it with a hefty premium as a private trader, the scheme here sees tuning being involved in the process of making easy money.

And this is not the first case of its kind. Just yesterday we showed you a Challenger Hellcat Convertible, the first of its kind, being offered for $139,900. A bit to our surprise, though, that car had FCA head designer Ralph Gilles' autograph on it. And we've contacted the former SRT CEO to ask for his opinion on this trend.

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