Muscle cars are all about numbers, and the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has them in spades. Numbers like 707 horsepower, eight cylinders, 6.2 liters, and a 10.86 second quarter mile time on drag radials. Now we can add another number to that list: $59,900.
The official starting price of the Hellcat was leaked from some sort of Chrysler event this week, and it can be had for a smidge under $60,000. If you ask me, that's a screaming deal. It's not Nissan Versa cheap, obviously, but it's an insane amount of power for that price. I was really expecting this car to cost more like $70,000 or so.
As you can see on this chart, the supercharged Challenger Hellcat is a tad more expensive than the 580 horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the outgoing Ford Mustang GT500, and quite a bit cheaper than the track focused Camaro Z/28. It is also faster than all of those cars in the quarters.
Not bad, SRT. Not bad at all. And by "not bad," I really mean "Holy shit, this is gonna be so awesome, and God bless American speed."
Big hat tip to Ill_Mac in Oppo!