On Recife Avenue in the 1970s, a kind of thunder began to sound in the distance and always made me leave the house running to see what happened. And here he was, cutting through the Recife sky just before landing at the Guararapes airport. Its elegant wings carried two engines each, responsible for the noise hated by almost all but loved by me. Many still consider it the most beautiful commercial airplane ever built. The Boeing 707 was a childhood dream and made me imagine being in one of them someday, maybe even piloting it. Today, new thunder nourishes my imagination and will do so with many. Again the number 707 is part of this spell, now in the form of horsepower stored under the hood of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, which like Boeing comes from the 70s to put emotion in our life.
The rational will be right in saying that no one needs a car with more than 700 HP. But that does not mean that no one wants one. It may be that some have to drive a Challenger Hellcat before being aware of it. Others will know it by listening to it and many more will do so simply after seeing the car and knowing what it can do. Because in reality Hellcat is a dream machine. It’s the kind of car we want even though we never use all its force, because it will be enough to know that it is there for when some not-so-normal instinct appears to us. It’s an American muscle car by definition, made to get to the next traffic light first. But you can do much more waterproof car cover.
Unlike one of its biggest rivals, the fiftieth Mustang, Hellcat can make high-speed corners, even if it requires pilot experience or witchcraft. Because 707 HP (about 717 hp) placed on the rear wheels demand parsimony over the accelerator. You can not step deep in one moment or take your whole foot in another. Control and patience are paramount. Use the throttle wisely and the wonderful 6.2-liter V8 engine will do the rest. Few cars in the world will be able to follow the pace of this one that rescues the Dodge brand perhaps even more than the Viper simply because it is a closer, financially speaking dream. In Mexico, for example, it will cost little less than the Mustang Shelby GT 500 2014.
To make this second-generation Challenger more modern, Dodge designers sought inspiration from the 1970 and 1971 models. There they found the split grille, which is most noticeable in the V6 model, which has chrome frames around it. The same happens inside with the instrument panel, made up of two large watches also with chrome frames. Of course everything is digital now and can be set to change color, for example, but the shape is old.
Two Amazing Dodge Muscle Cars, One Tough Decision
Here at Razzari Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we can’t tell you which one to pick, because we love them both. The Dodge Challenger is a legendary beast that drivers have been choosing for decades, while the Dodge Charger has the heart of the beast, but the body of a sensible sedan. Of course, with both models, there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. If you’re torn between these two powerful vehicles, what lies underneath the surface may be the key to helping you decide. Here, we’ve broken down the key differences between these two cars, to help you make your decision. The Dodge Challenger is available in a wide variety of trim levels and engines. In fact, there are seven major trim levels, and many sub-trims and add-on levels in between. Plus, there’s a huge list of engine options available.
The headline-worthy 840-horsepower V8 on the new Challenger SRT Demon
The Dodge Charger, meanwhile, also has the heart of a caged wild animal under its hood, although it comes in a familiar, four-door sedan style. The Charger has more trim level options for drivers, with 12 trims to choose from, as well as several engines that increase in power. Engine options for the Charger include:
A 3.6-liter V6 engine with 292 horsepower
A 300-horsepower version of the 3.6-liter V6
A 5.7-liter V8 engine that puts out 370 horsepower
A 6.4-liter V8 with 485 horsepower
A supercharged, 707-horsepower version of the V8
Challenger vs. Charger – Budgeting
When it comes down to deciding between these two models based on budgeting, both the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger have a variety of pricing options, starting at the base models and moving up from there. Typically, however, both vehicles are priced similarly, with the base model Challenger coming in just over 30,000 dollars to start, and the base Charger starting just more than 31,000 dollars.
Challenger vs. Charger – Capacity and Size
The biggest difference between the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger is doors. They are near-identical in engine strength, pricing, and seating capacity. So, really, when it comes to making your decision, it may just come down to a question of – do you want two doors or four? The Dodge Challenger is a two-door coupe, with seating for five people. The only exception to this is the new, monstrous, 840-horsepower SRT Demon.
With an eye toward making this model a street racing machine, and therefore keeping it as light as possible, Dodge has removed both the front passenger seat and the backseats. Drivers can ask for the seats to be put back in though, if they choose. On the other hand, the Dodge Charger is a four-door sedan with seating for five people. A roomy cabin with plenty of legroom and headroom, as well as a spacious trunk for cargo, sets the Charger apart from its two-door brother.
Challenger vs. Charger
When it comes to creature comforts and amenities, the Dodge Challenger does have a slightly longer standard list of features than the Charger. Both models are equipped with such features as keyless ignition and entry, camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Shopping for the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger in Merced
You could read about the similarities and differences between these two hot cars all day. But, really, the best way to decide between them and really see what makes each one shine in its own right, is to stop by and test drive one.