When the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat made its debut for the 2015 model year, it redefined the American horsepower war. Not only did it become the first muscle car to leave the factory with 700+ horsepower on tap, but it spawned an entire Hellcat-powered product line. And while any of these new FCA products present a huge amount of performance value, the used Hellcat market contains some outrageous bargains. Take this built 2016 Challenger SRT Hellcat for example, which reportedly makes 1,300 horsepower at the rear wheels.
This Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is offered for sale on Facebook Marketplace, and is currently located in Berwick, Maine. The car was tuned by the Texans at HPP Racing, and is noted in the description as an 8-second 1/4 mile car. The muscle car now features an aluminum 405 cubic-inch V8 built by Gen 3. Performance, complete with a BES Race Engine block. The engine features a Bryant billet crank, Carrilo billet rods, custom Mahle pistons, HPP head studs, and ported cylinder heads among other upgrades. The factory supercharger has been ditched for a massive 4.5L unit from Whipple, which features multiple pulleys. An upgraded fuel system with double Walbro pumps and 1700 injectors keeps the V8 fed.
As if that monster of an engine wasn’t powerful enough, the builders also fit this Challenger SRT Hellcat with a four bottle Nitrous Outlook spray system. All of that shove is sent to the rear wheels via an ATI TH400 automatic transmission, complete with a manual valve body for use on the strip. The gearbox is built to hold 2,000 horsepower, and is tuned with two-step and trans-brake capabilities. The entire rear end has also been built to withstand the output, and the chassis has been stiffened. Viking coilovers and Wilwood Brakes sit at all four corners to help keep the Hellcat under control.
Despite all of this drag-strip ready hardware, this modified Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will cost its next owner less than a new Redeye model. With a sales price of just $69,000, this muscle car offers an unbeatable horsepower per dollar ratio. Plus, it does massive wheelies.