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DODGE SRT HELLCAT ORDERS SUSPENDED TO CATCH UP WITH DEMAND

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/dodge-srt-hellcat-orders-suspended-to-catch-up-with-demand/ar-AA9Qo1H

With demand for the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat exceeding the automaker’s expectations, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is suspending orders for the 707-hp muscle cars until the company can catch up on existing orders, Automotive News reports.

FCA initially expected to sell around 5000 SRT Hellcat models per year. So far, the company has received orders for more than 9000 cars. The order suspension is expected to lift in August, or possibly sooner if production increases or if current orders are cancelled, according to Allpar.com.

“Due to unprecedented demand for the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats, we are temporarily restricting orders while we validate current orders that are in the system,” a company spokesperson told Motor Trend in an email.

So far, more than 2200 Dodge SRT Hellcat models have been delivered since orders opened in September. Like other special-edition cars, many of the SRT Hellcat models have sold well above MSRP. A few Dodge dealers were criticized by Gualberto Ranieri, of FCA, for taking orders that may go unfilled. Some dealers have even charged nonrefundable deposits as high as $5000.

RELATED: FCA warns its own customers about shady Hellcat dealers

Source: Automotive News (Subscription required), Allpar.com
 

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Good for Chrysler. That's what happens when you price something right.
 

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Thanks Ken!



‘Unprecedented demand’ prompts Dodge to suspend all Hellcat orders
The automotive industry may be brimming with hybrid tech and futuristic self-driving concepts, but old-fashioned muscle is still alive and kicking.

Well, in America anyway.

Dodge’s Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat have taken the performance world by storm over the last year, and with their 707-horsepower supercharged V8s, 11-second quarter mile times, and 200-mph-ish top speeds for under $65,000, it’s easy to see why.

The Hellcat twins are so popular, in fact, that Dodge simply can’t keep up.

“Due to unprecedented demand for the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats, we are temporarily restricting orders while we validate current orders that are in the system,” a spokesperson for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently told Motor Authority.

As an automaker, there are certainly worse reasons to close an order book.

The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat became available to order in September of last year, and in the first five days, Dodge received over 4,500 deposits for the muscle car. Deliveries commenced in November.

The Charger Hellcat variant, with its two extra doors, is actually faster than its lighter Challenger brother. Dodge says the added weight gives the sedan more traction off the line, which gives it an 11.0-second quarter-mile time as opposed to the Challengers 11.2-second time.

The Charger is faster on the top end as well, with a maximum speed of 204 mph. The brand proved this by running the bruising sedan flat out around a 7.5-mile oval in January. Against the wind, the car accelerated to 202.2 mph, but reached 206.9 mph with the air at its back. This a $63,995 four-door, mind you, one that nets 22 mpg on the highway despite the weapons-grade powerplant under the hood.

No wonder these dang things are so popular.

So far, Fiat Chrysler has over 9,000 orders for the performance car, FCA spokesman Dan Reid said. About 2,200 Challenger Hellcats are already on the road.

It is also still unclear how long the production stop will last, Reid said.

Challenger sales are up 60% the first two months of this year, while sales of the closely related Charger four-door sedan were up 23%.
 

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Dodge Shaking Things Up in NY With Special Edition Challenger [56 Pics]


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Known as the "King of the Shakers", the Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker will take center stage at the NY Auto Show, where Dodge definitely hopes to stir up some strong emotions among muscle car enthusiasts.

Whether or not you love the Challenger and all the different models and versions that come with it, or whether this particular Shaker model is nothing more to you than something you're just going to "shake off" - as the great 21st century philosopher Taylor Swift would say, you still need to hand it to Dodge for keeping muscle car fans on their feet with this car.

It's been 7 years since they launched the third generation Challenger and it's still going strong. In fact, it's stronger than ever (since all they had to do is feed it more power until it literally had its headlights pop out of its grille).

The Challenger 392 Scat Pack Shaker is also here to celebrate 45 years of the functional "cold-air grabbing" hood scoop, which of course "shakes" thanks to the HEMI V8 engine's movement.

That sort of stuff is something you live for if you love your muscle cars to the point where it's getting weird. And by weird we mean wallpapers, screen savers, ring tones, memorabilia and so on.

Even though FCA is also bringing the two Hellcats to NY (Challenger and Charger), as well as the 2015 Viper, they'll have to settle for playing second fiddle to the Scat Pack Shaker.

The 392 is still good for 485 HP and an impressive 470 lb-ft of peak torque. And even though it's no 'Hellcat', it still is a real beast.
http://www.carscoops.com/2015/03/dodge-shaking-things-up-in-ny-with.html
 

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Damn...Stock Corvette Z06 C6 Doesn't Even Break A Sweat Against Charger Hellcat


With the Dodge Challenger Hellcat being the star of so many drag racing clips, it almost seemed like people forgot about the equally powerful Charger.

What we have here isn't a proper 1/4 mile run but it doesn't really matter. There was still plenty of room for the cars to get separation and sometimes that's all you need in order to call it a drag race.

In one corner you have the beastly 707 HP Charger with its 6.2 liter supercharged HEMI V8. This engine also produces 880 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque so a rolling start is really up its alley.

The Hellcat can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and keep going until it hits 328 km/h (204 mph) - it can also cover the 1/4 mile in about 11 seconds in case you were wondering.

As for the previous generation C6 Corvette Z06, it's still a heck of a brawler and not to be taken lightly, regardless of what opponent it faces. Unless it's a LaFerrari or something crazy like that.

Anyway, the old Z06 could cover ground as well as anybody else back in the day. It had a monster 7.0 liter V8 engine, producing 505 HP, helping it reach a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). The C6 Z06 could also cover a 1/4 mile in 11.5 seconds, which is fairly similar to what the Charger Hellcat can do.

So what happens when these two go head to head? Well, (lack of) weight wins, as always!
http://www.carscoops.com/2015/06/damnstock-corvette-z06-c6-doesnt-even.html
 
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