Hellcat fever has swept the auto industry, and the heat will only get turned up when the first 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat off the production line goes to auction. Hellcat VIN 0001 is expected to draw quite a lot of attention when it crosses the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction on September 27th, with all proceeds benefitting intellectual disability non-profit Opportunity Village.
The first thing you’ll notice about this first 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, aside from the blissful 6.2-liter, 707-hp supercharged V-8 under the hood, is that it wears the Dodge Viper’s Stryker Red paint. Tended to by hand at the Viper paint facility, Hellcat VIN 0001 also bears special Hellcat badging, commemorative VIN documentation, and plenty of unique memorabilia.
The winning bidder for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN 0001 will not only get a slice of musclecar history, but also a windfall of video and still documentary content, a pseudo “birth certificate” for the car, and an autographed SRT Hellcat lithograph. It’s just about all you need to create the perfect Hellcat shrine in your garage.
As we noted in our review of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, “In our recall-crazy world, they don’t make cars like [this] anymore. Except once in an era when they do. When the corporate world throws you something this batty and downright malevolent.”
Although the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will start at $60,990, expect this one-of-a-kind Hellcat to far exceed that base price when it goes to auction.