It's hard to deny that a topless Challenger looks good.
With its ridiculously powerful engines, a distaste for curvy roads, and its massive blind spots, the Dodge Challenger is an old-school muscle car that only really cares about going as quickly as possible in a straight line. Perhaps that's why Dodge never bothered to make a convertible version to compete with drop-top versions of the Ford Mustang, as the added weight and the associated perception of a drop-top would be counterproductive to the Challenger's primary goals.
Well, someone decided that the world needed a Challenger convertible anyway, and not just any old Challenger, but an SRT Hellcat with a 717-horsepower supercharged V8! This custom 2020 Challenger SRT Hellcat can now be yours for the cool sum of $94,995. Interestingly, it's not the first Challenger convertible conversion we've ever seen.
Close to $100k is a huge chunk of cash, but it also buys you one of the most unique Challengers in the world. This one is painted in white with dual blue stripes, along with a matching blue leather interior. The ad, posted on Fair Oaks Motors in Virginia, indicates that the custom drop-top has a stiffened suspension with strut tower braces front and rear, along with sub-frame connectors.
That's good news considering that a drop in body rigidity is one of the main downsides associated with a convertible. In total, the custom up-fit amounted to a cost of $20,950. That's a lot of money to get rid of the Challenger's terrible blind spots.
If you can manage the insane wheelspin that tends to ensue when a single pair of wheels receive over 700 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque, this custom convertible should be able to reach 60 mph in just over four seconds. Best of all, it must be an amazing experience to hear that supercharged V8 whine in all its glory when the roof is lowered. This particular Challenger is loaded with extras like an 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and navigation.
While the quality of the conversion looks reasonable from the outside, the trunk does seem to have a rather messy piece of material covering what is likely a lowered soft top. Then again, nobody will be able to see that as you rumble by in one of the few known Challenger convertibles in the world.