What could this mean?
As the final Dodge 'Last Call' special edition draws nearer, the automaker has treated us to featuring the sinister-looking leprechauns.
The latest clip, Density Matters, shows the two nightmarish characters on a scale. The larger of the two terrifying figures ends up weighing 7.1 lbs more than his smaller counterpart, leaving us with more questions than answers. What could this possibly mean?
There's a good chance the final special edition will weigh that much more than the car on which it's based, but that's not exactly something to brag about. We think the answer lies with the title of the video - Dodge is talking about density.
And no, we're not talking about packing space here. The crazy Challenger or Charger - whichever it may be - will most likely have 7.1 lbs additional boost pressure, which would make a substantial difference to an already quick car. That would give the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 more than 20 lbs of boost, making for decidedly smokey burnouts and earth-shattering acceleration.
Rumors have suggested that the final Last Call model will produce more than 900 horsepower when running on E85 ethanol fuel. If this is to be believed, perhaps increasing the boost pressure is the only way to achieve these startling figures.
It's safe to assume Dodge won't be using the 7.0-liter Hellephant crate motor, as that could be a bit of an undertaking for a car with a small production run. Another piece of evidence the crate motor hasn't been used is that it was confirmed the final model kept blowing up engines in development, and the Hellephant seems pretty solid.
So far, the teasers haven't given us much to work with. The previous video showed us a leprechaun with red eyes hooked up to an IV drip with an unspecified gold liquid. The gold liquid could hint at the use of E85 ethanol fuel, while the demonic eyes could suggest the final Last Call model will be the quintessential Hellcat Redeye. Perhaps it will have 7.1 lbs of boost pressure, but that remains to be seen.
We won't have to wait long for answers, though, as Dodge has plans to reveal the delayed Last Call model in Las Vegas on March 20 at the Roadkill Nights Vegas event.
As the last official V8-powered muscle car from Dodge, the special model will undoubtedly go down as a collector's item, along with the rest of the limited editions.
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