Dodge Adds 1,000 Hellcats To The Assembly Line

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
dodge adds 1 000 hellcats to the assembly line

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 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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  • 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???

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    • Bd2 Bd2 on Mar 30, 2015

      The 2 don't even compete. The market for performance trim pony cars is totally different from the luxury sedan market.

  • Polishdon Polishdon on Mar 30, 2015

    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.

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    • FreedMike FreedMike on Mar 30, 2015

      @28-Cars-Later Probably the rarity factor.

  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Mar 30, 2015

    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.

    • Danio3834 Danio3834 on Mar 30, 2015

      "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.

  • Lon888 Lon888 on Mar 31, 2015

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

    • Danio3834 Danio3834 on Mar 31, 2015

      And 1,000 more haters raging jealously from a distance.