/Dodge Challenger Hellcat Officially Rated at 22 MPG

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Officially Rated at 22 MPG

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Granted, these days with all those 100-mpg hybrid sports cars around, achieving 22 mpg hardly counts as impressive. But it really is, when you realize we’re talking about a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine with a colossal power output of 707 horsepower.

So the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat gets another feather in its cap as EPA officially certifies it at 22 mpg (highway). Not that it’s relevant to people who will actually buy this car – as all they want to with it is drag race and massive burnouts, and fuel economy rarely comes up in those situations  – but it gives Chrysler something to brag about.

And brag they do, pointing out the pricing and fuel economy ratings of some of the similarly-powered super cars including Lamborghini Aventador Roadster  ($425,845; 700 horsepower; 18 mpg); Aston Martin Vanquish ($287,820; 576 horsepower; 18 mpg); and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT ($221,580; 583 horsepower; 19 mpg).

At 707 horsepower, Dodge Challenger Hellcat is not only more powerful than all these cars, it is also significantly cheaper, starting from just around 60 grand. Value for money has always been one of the strongest selling points for muscle cars, but maybe it’s not such a good thing anymore, as it doesn’t exactly convey confidence in the product. This is one of the reasons why Dodge Viper is having so much trouble in the market.

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