The 2010’s will be looked back upon as a decade of outright automotive performance surrounded by the duality of driverless technology and electrification. While the so-called “electric future” appears on the horizon (despite little market-based evidence), the gasoline performance cars of the 2010’s appear to be the last swan song of the ICE before downsizing and hybridization takes over in full, according to talking heads and marketing departments. While FCA’s Hellcat-powered products didn’t debut until the second half of the decade, they stand as a shining example of the horsepower war that raged on over the last ten years. Based on a report by Allpar, it appears that FCA might have come out of said battle victorious, having released nearly 41 million horsepower worth of Hellcat-products to customers since 2015.
The figures in the Allpar report comes by way of a member of online Mopar community who goes by the screen name PLMCRZY. The report states that FCA has released some 56,706 Hellcat-powered cars since 2015. While we cannot confirm whether or not his production totals are accurate, PLMCRZY has been complining this data since the Hellcat engine debuted and his totals are respected by many within the community. The production totals are as follows:
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (MY2018-MY2019): 9,149 SUVs with 707 horsepower
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (MY2015-MY2019): 11,995 cars total with 707 horsepower
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody (MY2018-MY2019): 3,237 cars total – 1,361 cars with upgraded 717 horsepower = 1,876 cars with 707 horsepower
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (MY2015-MY2019): 25,068 cars total – 1,134 cars with upgraded 717 horsepower = 23,934 cars with 707 horsepower
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (MY2018): 3,300 cars total with 840 horsepower
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody (MY2019): 3,353 cars total with 797 HP
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye (MY2019): 604 cars total with 797 horsepower
With a little help from a calculator and FCA’s official power figures for the Hellcat-powered products, you end up with a total of 40,911,122 horsepower sold thus far. Not only is that figure outrageous to begin with, but it is important to remember that we are talking about all that power coming out of a factory backed with a warranty. The total amount of Hellcat horsepower has to be much higher than our figure shows, especially when you consider how many Hellcat-powered car owners have modified their 6.2L supercharged V8s well beyond their standard 707 horsepower rating.
With 2020 still very much in its infancy, this high-horsepower lineup is still soldiering on. While these supercharged muscle cars are with us at the start of this decade, they almost certainly won’t be here in their current form by the end of it. Maybe if all the owners get together and do a burnout, the sheer torque will turn back time and preserve the performance cars of the years gone by.