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2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Performance

The 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat blew everyone away with over 700 horsepower while running in at less than $70,000. Few muscle cars can compete with that kind of power so it comes as no surprise to learn that Dodge will one-up themselves with the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Actually, that might be a little surprising to those who aren’t too familiar with Dodge.

Considering the 2016 Dodge Challenger boasted a whopping 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, it’d be understandable is the Hellcat’s performance went unchanged for the 2017 model year.

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Like the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat? Then you’ll be in for a treat with the 2017 version.

Proving that every car has room for improvement, the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will boast a firestorm of 900 horsepower. The increased power comes as result of Hennessey Performance and Dodge working side-by-side on the monstrous muscle car.

Combined with Hennessey’s custom HPE1000 package, the Hellcat’s performance jumps to 1032 horsepower. That package adds twin turbocharged that work alongside the Hellcat’s supercharger and includes steel turbocharged headers and high flow fuel injection.

That package also throws in custom badges, floor mats, a one-year/12,000-mile warranty and a whopping 987 lb-ft of torque. Performance enthusiasts, be warned. This isn’t a muscle car for those that just want a touch of power in their ride.

We’re happy to see the Dodge Challenger Hellcat get even more power!

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hits the Ice

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.

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Built for all conditions: the Dodge Challenger Hellcat

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!