This will be the most powerful Hellcat ever.
Dodge will soon introduce its first electric muscle car, which will mark the end of an era for over-the-top internal combustion. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was among the most outrageous vehicles ever produced with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 producing 797 horsepower. According to recent rumors, Dodge will send off the Hellcat with one final model, which will reportedly run on E85 ethanol fuel.
Early estimates predicted the Hellcat could produce as much as 850 hp on E85, but a "reliable source" has told Mopar Insiders that it will be an even higher figure. "I'll give you one guess, but will tell you it's not four figures," the source said. Since Dodge enjoys palindromic power figures like 707 and 808, the Dodge-focused outlet guessed that this new car would make 909 hp, to which the source simply replied, "bingo."
Now we want to make it very clear that this source is unnamed, and the rumored muscle car is still a while away from production. Whether it does have this much power, and whether it runs on E85, remains to be seen. We've reached out to Dodge for comment, but aren't holding our breath for any confirmation.
With 909 hp on tap, this final Hellcat would be the most powerful car Dodge has ever produced. For reference, the special edition Dodge Demon produced up to 840 hp on 100 octane racing fuel, which is currently the most powerful SRT product ever built.
With Dodge recently trademarking the name Tomahawk, we see this as the perfect vehicle to deploy such a cool name. This rumored model will act as a swansong for both the Hellcat and internal combustion, so it's important for Dodge to pull out all of the stops.
It's a shame Dodge couldn't squeeze out the full 1,000 hp, but there's likely a good reason for this. Dodge sells the Hellephant crate motor - a 7.0-liter supercharged monster that makes 1,000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque. Why would the brand step on the toes of its halo model? The answer is that Dodge won't allow it to do that.
As for when this rumored muscle car could be revealed, Dodge Speed Week is running from 12-20 August and the brand has confirmed three reveals over three days. These will include a send-off for combustion only, a gateway model expected to be a plug-in hybrid, and the final reveal will be the electric muscle car we've been waiting to see.