These cars are some of the fastest performance vehicles of our time and it might just be the perfect donor for your restomodded classic.
Hellcats have become incredibly popular in restomodding performance vehicles from the first muscle car revolution. At the same time, the cars themselves are competitive in modern times with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds, 707 horsepower, and a top speed of over 200mph. The Hellcat has become the official favorite donor car for any Mopar muscle car project because of the insanely powerful supercharged Hemi V8 and intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission. These extraordinary performance vehicles are the perfect donor for any classic Challenger, Charger, or Barracuda owner who wants to retain the traditional style of their beloved vintage racer while still adding bountiful power and speed.
Under the hood of these wicked machines, you'll find a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8, which produces 707 horsepower and 656 ft/lbs of torque. While it's clear that this is a rating at the crankshaft, stock Hellcats have been proven to be capable of putting power in the high +600 horsepower range at the rear wheels. Throwing that powertrain under the hood of a performance vehicle of the past would be the perfect build for any automotive enthusiast looking to combine the best of the old and new engineering.
It certainly isn't a challenging endeavor to find a hellcat these days in used or totaled car lots, as many of the original Hellcats eventually found themselves in a crash or two during their high-speed lives. Of course, this is terrible news for any other purchase, but it is the perfect situation for projects requiring donor cars such as kit cars and resto-mods. However, this is modern technology we're working with here, and as such many of the parts will be salvageable due to the increased focus on safety in performance cars. That makes the Hellcat the perfect chassis to take parts from or fit with the body of your dream car.