Hitting a top speed on a dry track is one thing, but doing it on ice is a whole different story. Drivers took a ride out to Arsunda, Sweden to take part in Arsunda Speed Weekend, an event that literally takes place on ice. As it turns out, not even the icy heart of Sweden can cool the fiery fury under the hood of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
The Challenger Hellcat is the top model in the muscle car’s lineup and for good reason. Under the hood is a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine that produces an absolutely astounding 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The Challenger Hellcat took to the ice as a stock model with the addition of studded tires for added traction. The results were both surprising and blew everyone’s expectations out of the water—err, ice.
With a top speed of 170 mph, the Challenger Hellcat landed at the top of its class. Not only that, the muscle car set the speed record for its class. Driver Alx Danielsson had his hands full keeping the car on the road, even with studded tires.
Here at Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield, we can’t wait to see what the Dodge Challenger Hellcat will overcome next!
The Big Three of Detroit have gone tire-to-tire time and time again, but no competition has been as heated as the one raging in the pickup market. Full-size trucks are a hotbed for profit margins, and Ram, Ford, and Chevrolet aren’t pulling any punches to take market share. Ram’s market share has grown dramatically over the years, and for good reason.
Ram has listened closely to what customers want, more so than any other automaker. Following Chrysler’s bankruptcy and merger with Fiat, Ram’s future was left uncertain. Between 2010 and 2015, the brand pulled 6% of the truck market, ground gained from Ford, Toyota, and General Motors.
Today, Ram holds 21% of the pickup market and that’s nothing to scoff at. Given the low fuel prices, specific features customers have asked for, and more standard equipment have made the line a viable choice.
“Ram has carved out a unique place in the pickup segment by breaking the mold of what a truck should offer,” said Dave Sullivan, a product analyst at AutoPacific Inc. “That has resonated with consumers.”
We’re pumped to see the Ram brand doing so well in such a competitive market!