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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Gets Rusty Wrap, Becomes The Rustcat

As the auto industry moves further and further away from the times when aficionados couldn't sleep at night due to worrying about rust issues, the idea of corrosion is slowly making a comeback... via the wrap industry.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat Gets Rusty Wrap 1 photo
The latest example of this comes from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat in the image above. The muscle car's second skin design comes from Skepple, whom we must also thanks for the pic, while the wrap was installed in (no big surprise here) Las Vegas. And, given the charisma of SRT's muscle beast, this custom incarnation was also given a new nickname, with friends now referring to it as the Rustcat.

It's no secret that the Hellcat is dominated by its motor, so even if we'd go as far as imagining one of these 707 hp beasts beating eaten away by actual rust, the perspective of driving it would be just as thrilling, to say the least.

In a strange way, this factory blown Challenger reminds us of the Roadkill show's General Mayhem. You know, the 1968 Dodge Charger that received a Hellcat V8 swap, along with a nitrous adventure - those of you who missed this topic can find the full story here.

However, since that machine sits at the other end of the warranty-voiding scale, we'd like to return to new-age cars that come with rusty wraps. In fact, we recently brought you such an example when we discussed the rusty wrap current generation Chevrolet Silverado that comes to show such an approach also works on blue collar vehicles.

And while this is a bit of a stretch, we feel the need to add the worn-out Martiny livery Porshe 911 GT3 RS PDK we brought you back in March. So, will this pattern turn into a trend? We hope not, as that would ruin a big part of the fun.

 
 
 
 
 

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