Can you imagine what the insurance is going to cost on one of these? The Challenger/Charger is already on the top of the "most stolen" list that insurance companies maintain and as a result they are some of the most expensive cars in the segment to insure as it is. Tell them that you're packing a supercharger and 650 horsepower and the car cost you $70K and watch your premiums take a ride to the moon.
This is a car for those with really deep pockets. NFL players will buy them.
Most insurance companies can care less how much HP a car has - that is a general misconception. But they do care about where the car will reside (Urban vs. Rural), Crash test scores, age, driving record, intended use, etc....and as a result they are some of the most expensive cars in the segment to insure as it is. Tell them that you're packing a supercharger and 650 horsepower and the car cost you $70K and watch your premiums take a ride to the moon.
profitability comes with numbers, selling a few cars means nothing, selling 30 or 40k, thats a different situation, i'll bet i can take a 38k loaded r/t and make it outrun it for a lot less money
That is the dilemma a lot of us on here will face.Yeah $70K seems a bit excesses when we can supercharge a core for much less than $50K and have >650HP. I'm pretty sure that's what I'll be doing.
I agree! We've already seen photos of "test mules" equipped with 6 piston Brembos and better/wider wheels and tires. (Not to mention rumors of improved cooling and the use of hood mounted heat extractors)But I'm positive that the Hellcat will be more than just slapping a supercharger on the motor and calling it a day.
LOL.... If this becomes reality we expect pictures if one shows up at your dealership Luke!please dont misunderstand me, im not a pessimis, but much too often Chrysler doesnt carry thru, i want to see and drive one of these as bad as the next die hard Mopar fan, just not going to believe it or get too excited about it until the thing is sitting on the service drive