Hellcats seem to remain now in history only. History has always been glorious, unique, and quirky, so as the Hellcat indeed. It was like a golden year when Hellcat made its first move. Dodge launched Hellcat in 2015 and is soon going to discontinue it in 2023. The Hellcat V8 used to be an unmatched engine. It gave the Charger and the Challenger their real muscle strength. It was a real sight to the eyes witnessing Hellcat at its best. But now, it seems like it will remain in history only. Dodge has new plans which indeed include EVs. Change is the law of nature, and the one not following it has to face the consequences.
Hellcats are on the same Boat. Discontinued of the iconic muscle cars has become a trend lately. Infiniti Q60, Chevy Camaro, and now Hellcat all are on the same Boat. EVs are coming into the limelight, making it strenuous for muscle sports cars to survive. Most of them are going to discontinue by 2025. GM, Mustang, and Dodge are all set to continue their rivalry in the EV market. No doubt, with this much development, companies will not sit back to see their rival’s victory. Unfortunately, The iconic sports cars are sacrificed in the process.
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Electric Dodge cars are beating up Hellcats
Hellcats with the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that delivers more than 700 horsepower. This kind of mad energy can only be found in SRT Hellcat versions of the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and the Ram 1500 TRX. Still, it could not beat the EVs. Yes, that is right, one of the most super powerful engines will cease. Everyone is now into SUVs, crossovers, and EVs. According to Dodge, things will be fascinating in the coming years. EVs are certainly going to be in the picture. The second would be a plug-in hybrid vehicle, like a small SUV. The third one is still a mystery as people need to be excited about that.
Did the Government ban Hellcats?
Discontinuation of Hellcat has been all over the news recently. Predictions are that the company will shift to EVs, which is entirely believable. But who overheard it being a ban by the Government? Dodge has to discontinue the limited-edition Durango SRT Hellcat SUV as it oversteps the rules and regulations of strict federal emissions. Kuniskis cited it as a reason to retire the engine. Even the buyers of Hellcat-powered Challengers and Chargers currently have to pay a gas guzzler tax of $2,100 per car. This has been a real tough deal with the Hellcat owners.
What does the Dodge CEO have to say?
“I will have this car, this platform, this powertrain as we know it through the end of ’23. There are two more years to buy a Hellcat, then it’s history,” Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis told Motor Authority. Due to emission complications, Dodge’s CEO said that the end of gas-powered muscle cars was near. He said earlier that he believes in electrification. According to Kuniskis, hybrid vehicles with less powerful engines or all-electric models will save the new “Golden Age of muscle cars.” The new EVs can be named after Charger and Challenger, as the Hellcats will be discontinued by the end of 2023. Dodge will make all the Charger and Challenger lots for sale at once to make them available throughout the year.