The phrase “Everything Old Is New Again” was likely never more appropriate than when describing the resurgence of the modern Muscle car! It all seemed to shift into high gear with the arrival of the restyled Ford Mustang in ’05. Followed by the Chevy Camaro and then the re-introduction of the Dodge Challenger later in the decade. All of these cars have a similar “Retro” theme. They all shared styling cues with their ’60’s era ancestors. But of the three, the Dodge Challenger, with the exception of urethane bumpers in place of the original chrome ones, was the most faithful to the ’70’S in exterior styling. Nostalgia plays strong in the hearts and minds of American cars freaks that are old enough to remember “the good old days” of the ’60’s and early ’70’s. This was the peak of the “horsepower wars”! C.O.P.O. 427 Camaros and Chevelle’s, Boss 429 Mustangs all putting out in excess of 400hp! All was right with the world! This was the renascence When things started to go south in the mid-’70’s, most of us felt we would never again see these kind of performance figures in an American muscle car. And for a long time, that was exactly the case. Then, in the ’90’s (with the introduction of the Corvette ZR-1) things started to gradually change for the better! And little by little, the muscle car made a comeback . . . which takes up to present day 2019. Did any of us ever imagine that today’s performance cars would be capable of putting out 400,500,600,700 . . . or even 800hp?!! Well, with the miracle of modern computer technology, that’s exactly what’s happening! This is the real muscle car renascence! Everything old is new again . . . and then some!! Which takes us to our feature car . . .
As we previously mentioned, the updated Dodge Challenger made it’s debut earlier in the decade to much fanfare and positive press. It was offered with the usual mild 6-cyl. to wild 8-cyl. iterations and has been quite successful in the process. But as with all things performance oriented . . . more is always better! So, the Challenger SRT Hellcat was born! And yes! It’s got a HEMI!
This supercharged beast is in showroom-condition throughout, having been driven only 634 miles since new! It’s presented in full retro-splendor in what we think is the best color you could get . . . Plum Crazy!
Features and options include:
Supercharged 6.2 liter/707hp Hemi V-8 engine.
6-spd. manual transmission.
Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes.
Red brake calipers.
Tuned Bilstein 3-mode competition suspension.
Satin Black hood.
Configurable drive mode.
Forged Brass Monkey wheels.
All factory manuals, Window Sticker and paperwork.