Thanks to the new Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat, Dodge experienced pretty huge success lately.
Americans have a real appetite for crazy quantities of power…
…especially when offered in an affordable muscle car.
However, many muscle enthusiasts were disappointed since both Hellcat models sold out quickly.
Many out-there who wanted to buy one were left out in the cold.
Still, some of them could settle down for a Scat Pack Challenger, which is an extremely capable car, but just doesn’t offer the same level of insanity.
As a response to the unexpected big demand for the Hellcat twins, Dodge reports that it will significantly boost the production.
To be more specific, the brand stated that it will boost production of the Hellcat V-8, and that is triggering some interesting speculation.
After all, there’s that wild possibility that Dodge will start offering and other Hellcat models, such as the Durango.
Even though the 2015 model order books have been officially closed, you can expect to see many more Hellcats for 2016. For the 2015 model year, a total of 4,000 engines were made, but Dodge isn’t claiming how many more it will be kicking out for 2016.
Because of the Hellcat models, Dodge says that as a brand it’s seen a big uptick in sales.
The interesting fact is that this two crushers are literally having a halo effect on the entire brand. So far, during 2015 Dodge claims that it’s sold 88,000 muscle cars, which is quite impressive.
Automotive News reports that Dodge essentially has zero Scat Pack models in stock as buyers have settled for the next-best option.
The biggest thing that’s holding up production of the Hellcat V-8 engine, according to Dodge…
After making each one, it’s tested using a dynamometer, which takes 42 minutes.