Although Dodge retired the Challenger (and Charger) at the end of last year, the Hellcat series, with two Devils, continues to make history in drag strips around the world.
It feels like there is a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat/Demon (170) burning ball at all car rallies. However, unfortunately, not everyone who owns such a brutal machine can handle the massive power available through the right pedal and the tail-happy nature of this muscle model.
As a result, many crashed models are listed up for grabs on the used car market at any given time. For its sake, not only the Challenger but also its rivals from Ford and Chevrolet, Mustang and Camaro, respectively, are involved in all kinds of big events. The only reason we have dedicated this story to the muscly Dodge is that we met a man who wants to be saved.
It’s a 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that has survived over 300 miles (~480 km), according to the odometer. However, the famous auto repair shop that is Copart, which is behind the ad that we will link to in a moment, says that this is not the actual distance. Someone may have misplaced the gauge cluster when the car rolled, causing his bruises.
Photos accompanying the listing show a crushed hood, right rear quarter panel, passenger side door, dented front fender, broken windshield, and additional damage here and there. The suspension and brakes were likely to win when the muscle car rolled. From a better perspective, the interior is the same, and so is the monster of an engine, from what we can see.
As every muscle car fan (and not only) and their pets know, the Hellcat series uses a supercharged 6.2L V8. In its most humble version, it was still good for more than 700 horses and north of the 1,000 mark when it comes to the devilish Demon 170, which is able to run to 60 mph or 97 kph in just 1.66 seconds, making it one of the cars the fastest in the world.
Now, the 2023 Challenger SRT Hellcat is listed up for grabs as part of the upcoming auction. Those who want to see it in person before bidding must travel to Walton, Kentucky, as that is where they can find it. The seller says the estimated retail price of the original copy is around $85,000, and it’s clear that this one will fetch quite a bit. But how much would you pay? Would you keep it or strip it and sell it for parts? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.