We’re kicking of the weekend with some high-octane driving!
Check out this behind-the-scenes footage of Car Pro’s film shoot on Thursday. Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds was filming this week’s review that features none other than the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. While doing so, he couldn’t resist doing a burnout while behind the wheel, (why it would have be criminal NOT to do one, it IS the world’s most powerful production sedan, after all!)
Looks for Jerry’s entire review AND complete burnout video next week. But in the meantime, we’ve got a sneak peek of the action. Check out this short video clip filmed on set during Studios 121 video production.
According to Fiat Chrysler, the new Charger Hellcat has recorded an 11-second quarter-mile on street tires, a clocking certified by the National Hot Rod Association. It also goes from 0-100-0 mph in less than 13 seconds and boasts a top speed of 204 miles per hour.
The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is proving wildly popular among car buyers, along with its sibling the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT. In fact, they’re almost too popular if there is such a thing. Dodge recently suspended orders for both of its Hellcat 707-horsepower beasts due to unprecedented demand. FCA even criticized some dealers for taking too many orders that may likely go unfilled for months or more.
“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,” the company said in a statement. Hellcat orders could resume in August.
When Fiat Chrysler first brought the problem to light, it urged consumers to ask pointed questions of their dealer before placing a Hellcat order, including whether a deposit is required and whether the deposit is refundable, and to “consult your state law governing the vehicle orders and return of deposits.”
The popularity of the muscle cars has also led to huge price markups that go up and over the $50,000 mark. It adds up to a lot when you consider that is on top of the Dodge Charger SRT starting price of $63,995. For a look into the dealer profit issue, check out our recent blog post Why A Dealer’s Profit Doesn’t Matter.
Look for Car Pro’s complete review on the 2015 Charger SRT coming your way in the very near future.
In the meantime, check out our 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat review and watch Car Pro Correspondent Heather Tyson take the Dodge Charger Challenge at the Chicago Auto Show. The simulator gives participants a chance to test their skills maneuvering around the track.