Let's be honest, 707 horsepower is plenty enough for any car, no matter which way you slice it. But for reasons that defy the laws of physics and sensibility, tuners insist on shoving even more power under the hoods of the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat. One German tuner recently released its version of a more potent Charger Hellcat with 782 horsepower (583 kilowatts).
GiegerCars of Germany - the same company responsible for the hellish 765-horsepower (570 kilowatt) Viper ACR - are the ones responsible for this new breed of Charger Hellcat. The already monstrous 6.2-liter supercharged V8 has been upgraded to now produce 782 horsepower (583 kilowatts) and 687 pound-feet (932 newton-meters) of torque, making it a serious quarter-mile machine.
The extra oomph is in part thanks to a stainless steel sports exhaust system with valve control, a free-flow air cleaner, and an ECU software remap. From a dead stop, it will hit 62 mph (100 kmh) in just 3.6 seconds with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission affixed, and continue on to a top speed of 205 mph (330 kmh).
Changes to the exterior come by way of new gloss black Geiger alloy wheels that give the package a slightly more aggressive look. Those new wheels come wrapped in 265/30ZR22 and 295/25ZR22 tires, and a coilover suspension brings the whole package a bit lower to the ground. Not to mention the screamin’ green paint job and Hellcat graphics, a €4,900 ($5,465) option - though you can opt for a standard, less outlandish look.
But all that extra power doesn’t come without extra costs. Current Charger Hellcat owners can tack on the engine modifications for a cool €7,900 ($8,810). Add the wheels for another €5,900 ($6,580), and the suspension for €4,900 ($5,465), and that’s a total of €18,700 ($20,856) in modifications. Those who don’t already have a Hellcat in their driveway can pick up a completed package directly from GeigerCars for €110,500 ($123,240).
Gallery: GeigerCars Dodge Charger Hellcat
The SRT Hellcat has been the performance flagship of the two-door Dodge Challenger range since 2014. Now, a four-door version of one of America’s most potent muscle cars, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat steps up to the plate. The good news is that the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is now available in Germany thanks to Munich-based US car specialists GeigerCars. And for whose are not content to leave the car in standard form, GeigerCars also offer their very own special uprated version. • 6.2-litre supercharged V8 with power upgraded to 782 hp • 22-inch Alloy wheels (5,900 euro*) and KW coilover suspension (4,900 euro*) • Complete vehicle for 110,500 euro* A factory fresh SRT Hellcat comes with a rousing 707 hp supercharged V8 motor, making it the most powerful production four-door saloon in its class. However, Karl Geiger and his team decided to take the car’s performance to the next level. For the comparatively modest sum of 7,900 euro*, the GeigerCars performance kit takes output into the super sportscar realm, with a bombastic 782 hp. The conversion includes a stainless steel sports exhaust system with valve control, free-flow air cleaner, and ECU software remap. The extra horsepower is accompanied by a beefier torque curve that now peaks with 923 Nm. This ensures savage acceleration right up to a top speed over 330 km/h, with the 0-100 km/h sprint covered in just 3.6 sec using the factory Launch Control feature. While the four-door Hellcat visually benefits from the latest revised, sharper factory front end with its distinctive C-shaped LED daytime running lights, the GeigerCars treatment leaves no doubt about its potency and exclusivity. Gloss black Geiger alloy wheels in 9.0 and 10.5x22 inch sizes, wrapped in 265/30ZR22 and 295/25ZR22 tyres put a larger footprint on the road for 5,900 euro* set of wheels and tyres, and help to give the car its distinctive GeigerCars identity. The other half of the handling and grip equation is the KW coilover suspension with damping adjustment separately for rebound and compression in low-speed range and high-speed range that ensures the car stays tied down when the tarmac turns twisty. This costs 4,900 euro*, including installation and set-up. For another 4,900 euro*, the Special Hellcat Green paintwork adds the finishing touch to this cars striking appearance. The Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT has a base price of 86,900 euros*, and the complete GeigerCars version can be yours for 110,500 euro*, an unbeatable offer considering its phenomenal performance.