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Update: What's Really Happening With Rumored 855-HP Dodge Challenger

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Dodge has become an expert at making an already cool car even better. The Dodge Challenger has been on the market since 2008 and every year it seems it becomes even better thanks to numerous special editions and one badass engine: the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8. Later came the 808-hp Challenger Demon and 797-hp Hellcat Redeye. Only yesterday did we pick up on a rumor claiming Dodge is planning a "special edition 855 HP Redeye."

It all started when drift champion Samuel Hübinette, a stunt driver for Bill Goldberg, the American wrestler now doing promo work with Dodge, made a claim on Instagram about the brand's supposed plans. Naturally, this got everyone talking.

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Unfortunately, it's not what it seems (supposedly). Torque News learned from an FCA representative that Hübinette's comments were inaccurate. In fact, a majority of his Instagram comments have since been taken down. Yep, it was simply too good to be true, at least for now. Because of Dodge's past Challenger exploits, we wouldn't at all be surprised to see yet another ridiculously powerful Hellcat variant appear.

However, there's something else we shouldn't rule out: just because FCA denied Hübinette's claim, it could simply mean it wasn't ready to make an official announcement. In other words, Hübinette spoke too soon without permission. Adding another 58 horsepower or so to the Hellcat V8 is technically not a problem, but it's really a matter of whether or not a business case can be made.

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Whatever Dodge's plans really are, it's good knowing the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye can still be ordered. Having 797 hp at one's disposal is already over the top, but Dodge has proven there's no such thing as too much power. For now, we remain hopeful.

The Challenger supposedly won't be redesigned for another few model years and Dodge will have to find ways to keep it relevant and in the news. We all know how that can be done.

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