By on March 30, 2015

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Not too long ago, Dodge had to curb new orders from dealers for both the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats. As of now, 1,000 more on on their way.

According to Jalopnik, an anonymous source relayed the news to Hellcat.org forum, though how many of each was not mentioned:

For those of you still waiting on your VIN’s, you just may be receiving a nice little surprise in the coming days. An anonymous source tipped us this morning and said that Dodge has just scheduled an additional 1,000 SRT Hellcat’s to be built. Of those 1,000 new schedules, we did not receive any hard numbers on how many were Challengers or Chargers, but it’s definitely a huge step in the right direction and looks like Dodge is listening.

Right now, 2,200 Hellcats left the assembly line since early March. The duo have proven to be popular among those plunking down over $60,000 for the opportunity to wrangle the 707-horsepower monsters, with dealers taking so many orders that the brand had to tell them to stop until the current orders were fulfilled.

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14 Comments on “Dodge Adds 1,000 Hellcats To The Assembly Line...”


  • avatar

    REALLY?

    That’s incredible, because I just read on TTAC that Acura was having trouble selling RLX!

    Based on what all the professional reviewers and comments on TTAC were saying…I thought having too much mass, a big sloppy, thirsty V8 and the “Dodge” name brand would hurt the Hellcat sales.

    Who’d have thunk it???

    • 0 avatar

      “Based on what all the professional reviewers and comments on TTAC were saying…I thought having too much mass, a big sloppy, thirsty V8 and the “Dodge” name brand would hurt the Hellcat sales.”

      Who said that? They’re sub-$100K cars with over 700 horsepower and guaranteed rarity, even with the extra units added to the production run. They could be utter crap in every other regard (they aren’t) and FCA would still sell every single one. Meanwhile, I think we’re all pretty unified in our indifference toward Acura’s mediocre lineup, and I don’t think any of us was optimistic about the RLX, even in Sport Hybrid guise.

    • 0 avatar
      Marone

      “Based on what all the professional reviewers and comments on TTAC were saying…I thought having too much mass, a big sloppy, thirsty V8 and the “Dodge” name brand would hurt the Hellcat sales.”

      I’ve never seen this on TTAC.

    • 0 avatar
      FreedMike

      Well, maybe when Acura does a Hellcat RLX, you’ll have a point.

    • 0 avatar
      agroal

      Maybe the reason Acura is having trouble selling their latest idiotic lettering adventure, the ROTFLMAO, is because it looks worse than the Camry-Accord. It’s impossible to justify spending that much money on a boring, anonymous looking luxury car, however nice Honda’s interiors may be. Acura still stubbornly refuses to even consider putting a V-8 into their high end road cars. I put the pedal of my ’08 300C AWD 5.7L Hemi (the smallest of the Chrysler LX V8 engines) to the floor and revel in the instant 400 lb/ft of torque. Sloppy & and thirsty? Really? More like smooth, refined, and with instant power. Drive one. Then comment. The new NSX is coming in at an “affordable” $150K plus. Only fat old turds who believe they look good in Speedo nut huggers, with rugs glued to their heads, will buy that car.

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      The 2 don’t even compete.

      The market for performance trim pony cars is totally different from the luxury sedan market.

  • avatar
    Polishdon

    I think it’s first year collectors, etc. that are pushing the bubble (just like the viper, prowler, etc. did).

    How the sales hold up over the next year or two will be more definitive.

  • avatar
    dal20402

    These cars don’t interest me in the least, but I can see why they sell now. The only big-engine LX I’d want would be a Charger SRT 392.

    There are guaranteed replacement sales in the future, too, as owners inevitably wrap them around trees and smash them into banks.

    • 0 avatar
      danio3834

      “There are guaranteed replacement sales in the future, too, as owners inevitably wrap them around trees and smash them into banks.”

      And even if they don’t, buyers of these things tend to trade them in for the latest and greatest as soon as a better version comes out. The loyalty rates especially on Challengers are extremely high.

  • avatar
    lon888

    I guess this means 1,000 more pricks at local cars and coffee meets…


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