Bow Down To This Pumped Up 1,032 HP Custom Dodge Challenger Hellcat - Maxim

Bow Down To This Pumped Up 1,032 HP Custom Dodge Challenger Hellcat

This ferocious cat might be the new king of the jungle.
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Hennessey Performance Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Hennessey Performance Dodge Challenger Hellcat

When your supercharged 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat just doesn't have the muscle you crave, Hennessey Performance is ready to help solve that heartbreaking problem by adding a pair of turbochargers that crank the car up to a mind-bogging 1,032 hp, with an equally astonishing 987 lb.-ft of torque.

Just to be clear: Hennessey doesn't replace the supercharger with two turbochargers, they add the turbos to the supercharger. Naturally, the fuel injectors, fuel pump and air intake systems all enjoy commensurate upgrades to match the demands of the triple forced induction system. The total cost for this indisputably awesome upgrade is $55,000.

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The Hennessey-tuned Challenger launches to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and rockets through the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds at 142 mph. How it is possible to put 1,032 hp to the ground effectively enough to launch the 4,500 lb. Hellcat that quickly without using the U.S.S. Theodore Rosevelt's steam launch catapult is one of the mysteries of our time.

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This is no fly-by-night shade-tree hot rod experiment. Company founder John Hennessey will sign your car's numbered dash plaque, and the technician who builds your engine signs another under the hood. The tuning house test drives the car for 100 miles to ensure everything is in working order before handing it over, and then covers it with a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

That ought to hold you until Hennessey figures out how to wring out even more power from your poor little Hellcat.

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