Look, the crew here at Great West Chrysler gets it; sometimes, good isn’t good enough, and fast just isn’t fast enough. So even though the Dodge Charger has proven itself as one of the most iconic muscle cars ever, not to mention fast as hell, you don’t want fast—you want fastest. So sit back in your seat; otherwise this next Dodge Charger will pull you back into your seat every time it accelerates.
The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
While true Dodge Charger fans are well acquainted with the Charger SRT Hellcat, the end of June saw Dodge unveil the 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, which they dubbed the “most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.” Sharing the 2019 Hellcat’s already ferocious 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® SRT® V8, the 2020 Hellcat promises better performance thanks to aerodynamic exterior tweaks, stiffer springs, a retuned suspension, the largest anti-sway bars ever found in a Charger, and a set of 20- by 11-inch Pirelli tires. Add in features like Launch Control and Line Lock, and there’s no telling how much faster your lap times at the local track can get. For reference, Dodge brought the 2019 version to a max speed of 328 km/h, with a low 3-second 0-100. Of course, if your Charger Hellcat is your everyday driver, you’ll get great fuel-efficiency thanks to the rev-matching TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission—but you aren’t buying a Hellcat for practicality, are you? You’re buying it to be the fastest.
Is there anything faster?
Faster than the fastest? Some might call you mad, but here at Great West Chrysler you just sound like someone after our heart. There is a faster Dodge than the Charger SRT Hellcat, but Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s are hard to come by, after their limited production run ended in 2018 (maybe Dodge thought there was such a thing as too fast). If you are lucky enough to get your hands on one of the 300 Demon’s released in Canada, you’ll be treated to a 6.2L V8 that produces 808 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of torque. The Demon was sold at a whopping MSRP of $109,995, but don’t expect to get any deals if you find one kicking around. Of course, that sticker price came with a vehicle about as bare-bones as they come—two speakers, a driver seat, a driver’s floor mat, and some insane performance. If you do find one for sale, hopefully the original owner didn’t cheap out, as Dodge offered a number of extras at—and we’re not making this up—a buck a piece. Passenger seat? One dollar. Trunk carpet? One dollar. A personalized drag-strip ready Demon crate that bumped this devilish coupe up to 849 horsepower? You guessed it—one dollar.
Speedy Dodge Chargers from the past
From the silver screen all the way to that fancy new OLED TV in your living room, the Dodge Charger has seen its fair share of car chases over the years. From the black ‘69 Charger driven by an even more evil than usual Kurt Russell in 2007’s B-movie homage Death Proof, to the black ‘68 Charger driven by the bad guys of Bullitt, to the black ‘69 Charger driven by the even more ridiculous than usual Nicholas Cage in 2011’s Drive Angry, there are a number of instances where the Charger stole the spotlight on the big screen, leading to its iconic status. Of course if you really want to stand out from the crowd, and don’t like the idea of a black Charger lumping you in with the wrong one, you could always go with a bright coat of orange paint on the exterior—channeling Bo and Luke Duke, and the infamous General Lee Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. There’s no way Boss Hogg’ll catch you then!
If you’re looking for the fastest of the fast, then come by Great West Chrysler and we’ll you into a beautiful Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Just remember, we can’t (or is it won’t?) help you out with any speeding tickets you might accrue behind the wheel. Drive safe people!