Then again, if we’re not mistaking, the pair of retro machines on the right appears to be two 1914 Dodge models belonging to the 30 series that saw the brand being born. Well, these aren’t exactly burnout machines, but just like we can understand the Dodge Brothers CGI, we’ll cut this part some slack. And it’s not just thanks to the fact that we know the Hellcat duo could generate enough smoke to compensate.
Let’s think of the company’s genesis for a moment. As we said, Dodge came to life back in 1914, a year that saw a whopping 146 new car brands arriving on the market.
Did any other besides Dodge survive? Err... no. The carmaker came to life after the Dodge brothers, John and Horace, got tired of providing engines and parts for Henry Ford.
Fast-forwarding to the two automakers’ current flagship muscle cars, it’s nice to see Dodge and Ford battling for image supremacy when, in fact, their offerings are not actually sharing customers. Sure, the S550-based GT500 will be a direct competitor for the Challenger Hellcat, but for now the GT350/R track arsenal means there’s plenty of distance between the two approaches.