Written by Marco Carvajal
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
The American Heritage appearance of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is vintage and old school but it will never go out of style.
2023 is your last chance to buy the Challenger SRT Hellcat “Demon-possessed”, as we know it, the last Challenger with a gasoline engine is expected to be the current 2023 car year model.
As electric and hybrid cars emerge and take over, powerful classic engines and cars powered by fuel come to the end of an era. 2023 marks the end of the beloved Hellcat gas engine and the Dodge Challenger as we know it. Dodge calls it “Last Call” as our last opportunity to buy a gasoline Dodge Challenger now in 2023. Next year Challenger models for 2024 are expected to be electrified.
The very attractive cool Challenger Hellcat represents a dream life for most of us who love driving this supercar. but also goes against the current trend of efficient hybrid and electrified engines. 2023 will be the last car year model for the Dodge Challenger in its current Gasoline HEMI-engine-powered form, getting ready for the birth of a new era of Dodge Challenger electrified performance muscle cars.
The 2023 Challenger SRT Hellcat includes one of the most powerful muscle car V-8 engines, supercharged, providing 717 horsepower.
Its massive engine consumes 13 miles per gallon in the city and up to 22 miles per gallon on the highway.
Hell Cat Name and Logo Inspiration
The car model name Hellcat is used for Dodge cars equipped with a high-powered engine that can help cars be superfast and drive over 200 mph, just like the Challenger SRT Hellcat I am test driving, or Durango and Charger SRT Hellcat models.
Dodge decided to use the name Hellcat following the name of an American aircraft used during World War II, named the American Grumman F6F Hellcat. The Hellcat airplane was the US Navy’s main fighter in the second half of the Pacific War. Dodge created a logo and a name that would express fierce power and great ability. The old word hellcat means a violently temperamental person. It originated around 1600 by combining the words “hell” and “cat.”
The Dodge Hellcat logo is very attractive and represents the superpower of Hellcat cars, using the image of the head of an angry cat showing teeth, narrowing its eyes, and pulling its ears back in an aggressive way. The image of the Hellcat logo translates into a car that has so much power.
SRT Street and Racing Technology
With Dodge cars, SRT means “Street and Racing Technology,” the name of the division that produces performance-optimized technology for Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler. Today, the SRT name is consolidated under Dodge, expanding its lineup of performance-oriented vehicles, including the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat I am test driving and other Dodge models using the SRT brand.
Street and Racing Technology is all about fast cars with big horsepower and performance capability. if you love muscle performance, an SRT vehicle is more than capable, just like the new 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with more power than you would ever need.
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
The new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with a retro design honoring American muscle cars in the ’60s and ’70s. Dodge reintroduces vintage colorful paint colors with the return of Plum Crazy purple, Sublime Green, B5 Blue, and Destroyer Grey.
If you want power, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak trim model I am test driving gives you a generous 717 horsepower, more than you would ever need.
I love driving the loud Dodge Challenger, one of America’s favorite muscle cars. This fast bold and brave sedan has been built for speed and performance. The loud engine sounds like rock music to the ears of drivers who like power. 717 Horsepower is tremendous power for a sedan.
The trim model I am test driving is only available rear-wheel-drive with large 12-inch-wide rear tires
This dodge has its own personality and it is one of the most powerful large sedans available in the market. You can buy it for a very low price starting around $30K for the base trim model 2023 Dodge Challenger SXT.
If you want to fly in a fast adventure and fall in love with a collectible fast muscle car, buying the Challenger can be a great rewarding choice. The Challenger is even popular among law enforcement due to its great performance and reliability.
More than 50 years of production of the Dodge Challenger Widebody makes it one of the most spectacular cars you can drive.
Riding this muscle car will get you more pleasure and attention than any luxury car you can drive. Forget Ferrari, Lamborghini or America’s favorite Corvette, the Challenger is a different car specie that links the driver to the lifestyle of the American dream. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat reflects pure attractive power at the authentic American style.
Just like most Americans prefer to wear American jeans before many fancy European clothing brands, driving a Dodge Challenger muscle car reflects that authentic style of pure power and hard working culture of American drivers
Everyone on the road, in parking lots, or neighbors would look at this car, it seriously turns heads and creates memories and life experiences, riding a challenger is the real ride. The challenger is designed to get attention with its fantastic exterior design that reminds you of the coolest vintage muscle cars, but with an updated, fresh, new, and modern touch.
Dodge Challenger a Muscle Car
Dodge entered the muscle car market with the Challenger about 50 years ago. The Challenger offered the best range of mechanical options in the industry, from the small but solid Slant Six of 225 cubic feet to the powerful HEMI 426 known as the “Elephant engine.”
Now in 2023, the Challenger marks the end of the lead in the market with the most powerful range of muscle cars, with the SRT Hellcat with a supercharged 717 horsepower.
The Challenger is a Muscle Car with a Heritage Design, a key to the success of the exterior design of the Challenger is the combination of a cool strong design, perfect lines, and a great vintage-looking hood. The front and back of the Challenger become a perfect silhouette that makes people love it.
2023 Dodge Challenger Trim Models
The 2023 Challenger is available in 10 different trim models including the impressive wide-body versions and the SRT Hellcat Jailbreak in a few different variations.
This wide range of models and features and the flexibility of the great price range makes the “last call” Challenger very affordable, starting at $30K for the base SXT model. If you want the top of the line then you are looking at almost $90K for the SRT Super Stock model.
- 2023 Dodge Challenger SXT, MSRP $30,545
- 2023 Dodge Challenger GT, MSRP $33,940
- 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T, MSRP $39,480
- 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, MSRP $46,940
- 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, MSRP $52,935
- 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak, MSRP $72,130
- 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak, MSRP $78,530
- 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak, MSRP $80,735
- 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak, MSRP $87,135
- 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, MSRP $89,140
The muscle-like hood with cold air intake gives a strong personality to the Challenger. The design is complemented by the “Challenger” Script Grille Badge, 392 Bee Fender Badge, and Widebody Fender Flares. The design of the Dodge Challenger expresses muscle and performance.
However the success of the Challenger is not just the look, it is a powerful performance Muscle Car with a V8 Engine with 16 valves. Horsepower in some trim models exceeding 700 Horsepower combined with great precision and control behind the wheel.
Competitors like the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro have a not easy task when competing with the fast Challenger. Sales numbers for the Challenger are increasing compared to its competitors and it attracts younger buyers than its competitors.
One of the reasons why people love this car so much is because of its American Heritage look. The Challenger looks like part of the American Dream. Driving other very expensive cars won’t get such a positive reaction as when you ride the 2023 Challenger.
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak Highlights
- 6.2 L Supercharged HEMI SRT V8 Engine
- Torqueflite 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
- 13 miles per gallon in the city and up to 22 miles per gallon on the highway
- MSRP $78,530
- ABS – Brembo 6-Piston Front Caliper Brakes
- Adaptive Damping Suspension
- 18.5-Gallon Fuel Tank
- SRT Configurable Drive Modes
- 276-Watt Amplifier with 6 Premium Alpine Speakers
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot
- 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display
- Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto
Vintage Challenger with Modern Technology
The Dodge Challenger has space for 5 passengers with luxury vintage comfortable Class-Exclusive seating. The 3 passengers in the second row don’t have much space, but for sure will enjoy the speed and fun of riding the Challenger. The 2 front seats have a comfortable space for its class. There is good cargo space in the trunk that balances the limited space in the second row.
Its epic size and strength are not only on the outside, it is cool and strong Inside. The Challenger fine crafted interior is loaded with good technology.
This muscle car is strong and smart, from autonomous parking to safety features for an optimized safe and easy ride with the latest state-of-the-art advanced technology. The last call 2023 Dodge Challenger comes fully packed with safety features.
The Challenger’s 7-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display is intuitive and easy to follow. Keep control of the challenger and manage programmable features.
Optional 8.4 Smart Touchscreen with Navigation and 3-D Graphics. The available Uconnect 4C NAV comes with the Largest-in-Class 8.4-inch touchscreen featuring smart apps as well as Navigation with 3-D graphics.
The Challenger is breaking through the limits of performance with high speed and exceptional control. You will feel the enjoyment in your ears, with the sound of its powerful engine, keeping your ride safe.
This is the Last Call of the Legend Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Powered by Fuel.
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