2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Looks Surreal in Thermal Imagery

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With the Dodge Challenger Hellcat turning into a cult car from the moment it came to the world, we've seen the blown Mopar machine in all sorts of setups, from a vehicle gifted with a hydraulic handbrake for drifting purposes to examples that were unlucky enough to get totaled.
Nevertheless, with an aura such a machine has, one should avoid the "seen them all" type of conclusion. For instance, the latest Hellcat shenanigan sees the blown 6.2-liter Challenger being used as a model (no swimsuit, though) for a thermal imagery amateur photo shoot.

Using a special camera supplied by FLIR, which is probably the biggest name on the civilian side of the industry, a member of the forums (he likes to call himself T Bone) delivered the images below.

Those of you who have played with such cameras know that, as a guy or gal without a uniform, there's not too much you can do with them besides such attention-grabbing shots - there would also be some neighborhood watch purposes, but that's another story for another time. Well, we tip our helmets to T Bone for his cool effort.

So, what have we learned from this?

Well, the Hellcat still tips the scales at 4,443 lbs (make that 2,015 kg) even when seen like this. Then again, its V8 still develops 707 ponies, so we're safe.

Joking aside, these photos help the Hellcat demonstrate the functionality of its hood vents. Those of you unfamiliar with the muscle car world should know the one up front is an intake (remember, the inboard headlight is a cold air intake), while those on the sides (and closer to the windshields) are heat extractors.

And since the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, which is animated by the other manic supercharged 6.2-liter V8 of the moment, wasn't exactly perfect when it came to sending the heat away from its engine compartment, perhaps such images serve a Hellcat-praising purpose.
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