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Here is your chance to buy the very first Hellcat off of the line, yep VIN0001, and donate to charity at the same time. Our own Steve Magnante will be there live to report the sale.
One-of-a-Kind 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in September for Charity
July 25, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge announced today that it will auction the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001, the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever built, during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction, which will be held Sept. 25 – 27 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the auction on Sept. 27, will benefit the not-for-profit Opportunity Village organization of Las Vegas.
- Dodge to auction first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever, during Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas with all proceeds benefitting Opportunity Village
- Iconic one-of-one Challenger SRT Hellcat features Viper-exclusive Stryker Red paint, special Hellcat badging, specific VIN0001 documentation build package and additional one-of-a-kind memorabilia
- Barrett-Jackson waves all bidding and consignment fees; 100 percent of sale price goes to charity
- Prototype 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat on display July 31-Aug.2 at Barrett-Jackson’s second annual Hot August Nights Auction in Reno, Nev.
The one-of-one special edition 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine and 0001 vehicle identification number (VIN), has an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 126 mph, 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque on tap right from the assembly line. Adding to the exclusivity, the donated muscle car will be the only Dodge Challenger to ever have a Viper-exclusive Stryker Red exterior - hand-painted at the Dodge Viper paint facility - and it will include special Hellcat badging, specific VIN documentation and one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
“The 2015 Challenger Hellcat is already guaranteed to be one of the hottest cars that will roll through the Barrett-Jackson auction lanes in decades to come,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands, Chrysler Group LLC. “The VIN 0001 being auctioned this year is the ultimate one-of-one collectible 2015 Dodge Challenger, as Dodge is ensuring there will never be another one like it.”
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 has a class-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission with RPM matching downshifts, 15.4-inch Brembo front disc brakes with two-piece rotors and six-piston calipers, the largest brakes ever offered by Chrysler Group, and 20-by-9.5-inch wheels of lightweight matte black forged aluminum. It will have newly designed interior trimmed in premium Black Laguna leather on performance-oriented seats, a modern dash layout providing all of the technology features one would expect and an authentic forged-aluminum supercharger plenum cover under the hood.
The auction package includes a HEMI painted presentation box with a VIN0001 electronic vehicle build book and video documentary, still shots, vehicle footage, an authentic Challenger SRT Hellcat embossed Laguna Leather iPad sleeve, a signed SRT Hellcat lithograph and unique “birth certificate” for VIN0001. Additional information on the vehicle is available on the news feed page of www.driveSRT.com.
Barrett-Jackson is waiving all bidding and consignment fees, so 100 percent of the sale price will be donated to Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people with significant intellectual disabilities in the Las Vegas area. A prototype 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will be on display at the Dodge booth located in Hall 3 during the second annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson from July 31 to Aug. 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
“With 707 horsepower, the 2015 Dodge Hellcat is more than just the most powerful muscle car built by an American manufacturer,” said Craig Jackson,Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “It’s also going to be the means to help... [Read More]
First in a series of articles from our first drive in the new 2015 Challenger. Huge "thank you" to Dodge for hosting us out in Portland.
The folks from Dodge and Chrysler’s PR department were kind enough to include us in their launch efforts for the newly remodeled Dodge Challenger. From 50 ft the car looks nearly identical to the new gen LC model first released in 2008. But upon closer review you can immediately tell the design has changed.
The car, often criticized for its girth, looks like it’s been hitting the gym and watching that carb intake. I know the wheel base and overall mass of the car has not changed but the lines, especially at the front and rear, have been tailored in such a way to visually slim down the fattest of the muscle cars. The front grill is now split vertically in a deliberate shout out to the ’71 Challenger which acts to break up the large gap between the headlamps. The front air dam is now larger and wider and has been visually flipped from the ’14 model so that the trapezoidal shape is widest at the grill and narrows as it reaches the ground. The fogs lamps have also been pushed out to the outer edges of the front fascia. This all combines to give the car a wider, more horizontal feel and less visually massive by replacing body colored sheet metal with negative (black) space. The sinister hood brow also reaches down just a little bit further over the headlamps accentuating the horizontal and narrow look of the grill. The Hellcat’s angry hood reaches down even lower than the other models in the lineup really adding to that menacing pissed off look. The Viper inspired hood vents on the Hellcat allow maximum air flow for the supercharged beast.
The ass end of the 2008-14 Challenger looked…well…huge. Let’s just say its massive bumper put Kim Kardashian to shame with its breadth and depth. The designers beautifully solved this problem by reaching into their ’71 design toolkit with a modern twist on the split tail lamp design in place of the large, rectangular swath of tail lights. They also brought the black rear diffuser up considerably and added narrow reflectors just above the exhaust pipes. Similar to the front air dam these changes act to remove body colored sheet metal and make the car look more horizontal and svelte. (none of the Dodge marketing photos show the 2014 Chalyl directly from behind to try and hind the rump…sort of like wearing a sweater around your waste)
The crease that runs the length of the Chally is slightly more pronounced and more gracefully transitions into the front and rear facias. Sorry Ms. Kardashian but this has a further slimming effect. Rather than sitting on its rear hunches it makes the car look like its moving forward while standing still.
The next write up will be on the interior that has completely changed and then we'll get to the ride! ... [Read More]
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