Dodge announced that at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, which will be held September 25-27 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, it will auction the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001. This one-off special edition carries the 0001 vehicle number (VIN) and according to the manufacturer it will never be another like it.
The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 is dressed in a Viper-exclusive Stryker Red paint, comes with a special Hellcat badging but also with a specific VIN0001 documentation build package and additional one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
The auction package includes a HEMI painted presentation box with a VIN0001 electronic vehicle build book and video documentary, still shots, vehicle footage, an authentic Challenger SRT Hellcat embossed Laguna Leather iPad sleeve, a signed SRT Hellcat lithograph and unique “birth certificate” for VIN0001.
The one-off vehicle comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine that generates 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. The engine is bolted to a TorqueFlite 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission with RPM matching downshifts that helps the Challenger SRT Hellcat run the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 126 mph or 202 km/h.
In addition, the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with 15.4-inch Brembo front disc brakes with two-piece rotors and six-piston calipers hidden behind the 10-inch lightweight matte black forged aluminum wheels.
2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat engine features, as standard, all-new 390-mm (15.4-inch) Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers – the largest front-brake package made available in an SRT vehicle – that allows for excellent heat management, thermal capacity as well as longevity. This brake package is only available on the 392 HEMI SRT, as part of the SRT Track Pack. Furthermore, SRT tuned new anti-lock braking system (ABS), ESC as well as traction control systems to suit certain tire and powertrain configurations.
Compared with the previous generation of the Dodge Challenger SRT, the time spent by Dodge and SRT designers and engineers in the Chrysler Group's full-scale wind tunnel in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is 35 percent longer. This gave them more time to develop and refine the exteriors on the new Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT Hellcat, allowing these models to offer an optimal aerodynamic performance whether on the road or on the race track.
New Challenger SRT is inspired by the 1971 model, evident on its new fascia and new vertical-split grille. It also takes some inspiration from the first Viper coupe of 1996, in particular the dedicated "cold-air" intake on the larger, power-bulge aluminum hood.
The hood – finished in body color as standard or in optional Satin Black -- of the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has dual air extractors that enable a more effective heat removal and air turbulence reduction in the engine bay. Both the Challenger SRT and the Challenger SRT Hellcat are provided with weight-saving all-aluminum hoods.