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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Vilner

Of all places, there’s a company in Bulgaria that that transforms the factory cabins of whatever vehicle they can get their hands on into something a little extra. Vilner has developed a reputation for touching things up here and there to augment the original interior design, yet not fully depart from it. Their latest project is none other than a Dodge Challenger Hellcat muscle car. Just as impressive as the interior renovation is the fact that this American barnstormer made its way to the Balkans, and we wish we knew more.

From the outside, Vilner gave this Challenger Hellcat a red matte wrap – albeit with Demon stickers. Which is kind of like when you see wannabe types slap an “M” badge on their BMW 335i. Because while the 717 horsepower 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is an incredible machine in its own right, it’s no Dodge Demon, and Vilner left the mechanical components bone stock.

Things do improve, however, as the more significant updates are on the inside. They upgrades include reupholstered seats with red Alcantara seatback inserts, new seat belts, carbon fiber switchgear, and unique central console and door panel finishes. Everything is still recognizable as a Dodge Challenger interior, although there’s more red to the theme. It plays off the red ignition button, and red key theme well. Have a look at the gallery below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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