Long before the Hellcat moniker adorned the Dodge Challenger or Charger, it found itself attached to a plane, flying high over the Pacific Ocean. That aircraft was the storied Grumman F6F Hellcat, and it gave United States airmen in World War II a fighting edge against swift Japanese Zero fighters.
While its fighting ability may be decades old by today?s standards, its legend is still very much alive, and today it forms the inspiration between this hulking muscle car brute?the sinisterly named Challenger Hellcat X.
It?s simply a beast. The Dodge retains its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 but now complements it with Hellion twin turbochargers to generate a massive 805 horsepower of grunt. And best of all, it?s free. The Hellcat X was created by the 2015 Dream Giveaway sweepstakes and will be awarded to one lucky grand prize winner.
The outrageous power figures don?t end there either. Whereas the standard Dodge Hellcats wallop 650 lb-ft of torque, the Challenger Hellcat X pushes that number to 800 lb-ft. Yikes. Dream Giveaway says it hasn?t tested its acceleration on track yet, but given the massive energy lying under that hood?it?s almost guaranteed to be fast. Its newly applied rear spoiler and sizable front splitter would suggest it is.
But if one muscle car giveaway weren?t enough, the organization will also throw in a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, which comes complete with a 440 cu. in. V8 and a pistol grip four-speed manual?all in the name of charity.