Hellcat Badge Comes to Life as Feline Predator in Killer Dodge SRT Ad

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Now that the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat have been launched, the feline from the inferno is far from letting us escape its claws. The latest example of Dodge’s brilliant marketing comes in the form of a clip that shows the Hellcat coming to life.
The animation shows the Hellcat in its natural habitat, namely a smooth stretch of asphalt, with the bad kitty hunting in the depth of the night. Interestingly enough, this all has a connection to the Dodge Viper in our eyes.

We see a resemblance between this animated Hellcat and the Dodge Tomahawk concept introduced back in 2003. As a brief reminder, that was a motorcycle concept powered by a Viper V10 mill. The thing was not road legal, nor was it intended to be ridden, as Dodge explained it was more of a mobile piece of art. Still, the visual connection is here.

Dodge might actually supercharge the Viper

Rumor has it that this was a hot summer for the Viper, with Chrysler taking delivery of supercharged V10 engines. Nothing is official, but it’s obivous these were intended for the supercar - by the way, the 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 doesn’t fit in the Viper’s engine bay.

Since the Hellcat brothers deliver 707 horses each, the Viper’s 640 hp output has lost some of its authority, even though nobody can take away its naturally aspirated virtues.

Now that Viper sales have jumped by 184 percent thanks to the new discounts, perhaps Chrysler is willing to make some efforts to keep this snake in the spotlights.

Once you get to drive a Viper, you realize just how extreme this supercar can be and we’d love to see a Hellviper.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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