While Dodge felt they were on top last year with the announcement of not one, but two 707 horsepower vehicles – making them the most powerful musclecars ever – it didn’t take long before the masses started to compare the Hellcat Challenger to the Z06, the Shelby Super Snake, and the Camaro Z/28. Even Cadillac was getting into the high horsepower sedan game with the announcement of the 455 horsepower ATS-V, and followed that up with the announcement of the 200mph ATS-V coupe and sedan top speeds.
It seems the frenzy is still going strong within the Chrysler camp, with the announcement yesterday that the 300C SRT Hellcat is a go. It seems Chrysler felt left out with the recent announcement of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat, and they wanted back in the game. There was an announcement of the full size RAM test mule getting the Hellcat engine as well. This completes the Pentastar (can we still call it that, please?) or full circle to include all of Mopar getting the Hellcat Hemi.
The Hellcat Hemi is, of course, the most powerful production American car to date, with only the Z06 Corvette and ZL1 Camaro coming close. Ford has announced that they don’t plan to attack the 707 horsepower range, but did announce a 600hp Ford GT with the twin turbo EcoBoost. The Mustang GT350R aims to take down the Z/28 at Nurburgring, but doesn’t seem to be a part of the horsepower wars.
This is great news for 300C fans, however, it is April 1st so we do owe those of you who just put your old car up for sale an apology. Have a great day, and we really are sorry, but it’s all in fun.