Forget Black Friday. A few lucky Mopar fans are about to get the only Christmas present they’ll ever need.
That’s, of course, the 707-horsepower supercharged 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the first batch of which is shipping to dealers as you read this.
Dodge says it received 4,500 orders for the hellacious muscle car in just the first five days after it began taking them in September. Apparently, Chrysler’s Brampton, Ontario, assembly plant just couldn’t build ’em fast enough.
Those eager buyers are after the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8, which produces the aforementioned 707 hp and 650 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough for an 11.2-second run through the quarter mile – on stock tires.
It also means social media should get ready for what could be an influx of spectacular crashes.
Usually a car with the Hellcat’s performance numbers can only be afforded by a select few who seal them away in private garages, but this Dodge is refreshingly proletarian.
With a base price of $60,990 (including destination), the Challenger Hellcat isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s much more attainable than the more exotic machinery it runs with.
So start making friends with your dealer and check out the video below, which is probably the most exciting footage of cars being loaded onto trucks you’ll ever see.