There’s only one person that can truly say they’ve been to hell and back. And, it’s the one that had the guts to look the devil in the eyes while they shifted gears. It’s the one that flipped the switch to “sport” mode and let every cat grows from underneath the hood. Not some wimpy house cat—a jungle cat that prowls on lesser vehicles in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, NJ. Are you that person that sat in the driver’s seat of hell and lived to tell about it? You may not have been there for the beginning of the Dodge Hellcat—but you’ll surely be there for the end in 2023. So long, Hellcat.

The End of an Era

The Dodge Hellcat performance vehicles have decorated the streets of Pennsauken, NJ, for quite some time. Be it the Dodge Charger Hellcat, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, or the Dodge Durango Hellcat; you were bound to turn heads whenever you roared down the city streets. Powerful V8 engines and maximum performance capability had catapulted these Hellcat trims to the highest levels. But, next year, it all comes crashing down.

”I will have this car, this platform, this powertrain as we know it through the end of ’23. There’s two more years to buy a Hellcat, then it’s history,” said Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis in an interview with Motor Authority. But, it’s not because he wants to. The company cites certain vehicle regulations that will make it very costly to reproduce the Dodge Hellcat trims. So, it’s out of their control—and by 2024, the pure rush and excitement brought to you by the Dodge Challenger Hellcat will be gone. Let’s take a moment to reflect on what the Hellcat brought to the world of muscle cars.

Reflecting on the Hellcat’s Power

2022 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

We’re talking about heart-stopping, roller-coaster thrill providing power and capability. The 2022 Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s supercharged engine ramps up 807 horsepower and hits 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat

The Dodge Charger Hellcat brought 717 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque to the party and climbed to 60 MPH in 3.5 seconds. And adds a top speed of 203-mph. That’s mighty impressive for a family sedan.

2022 Dodge Durango Hellcat

This family SUV showed off with 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. And, when you add the towing capacity of 8,700 lbs., you’ll have the perfect vehicle to drag race or pull a couple of jet skis for the family vacation. We won’t tell you how to use your Durango Hellcat. We’ll just tell you to enjoy it.

What’s Coming for the Future

But, the future isn’t bleak for the Dodge brand. Although the Hellcat models are coming to an end, the automaker still has something up its sleeve. Something, perhaps, more powerful than the Hellcat versions of its popular models. Dodge is expected to produce an all-electric muscle car 2024, with specs to appear in the first or second quarter of 2022. So, your cravings for power and speed won’t need to be fulfilled by another brand. Dodge will still be here, producing a new type of electric power that hasn’t been seen before. Dodge is planning to “do electrification different than everybody else” and is currently patenting a lot of electric technology for their production.

Shop Barbera Autoland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Until then, you still have time to shop for your new Dodge Hellcat at Barbera Autoland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. And now, more than ever, there should be a rush to get hands on some of the last Dodge Hellcat models to be made. You can browse our new inventory to find, and customize, your Dodge Hellcat today and make your vehicle one of one in Langhorne or Jenkintown. You’ve got one last time to look hell in the eyes. Don’t flinch.

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