DETROIT, MI- The first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is heading to the auction block.
The Auburn Hills-based automaker recently said the vehicle, with VIN0001 and a Viper-exclusive Stryker Red exterior, will be auctioned on Sept. 27 during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction.
“The 2015 Challenger Hellcat is already guaranteed to be one of the hottest cars that will roll through the Barrett-Jackson auction lanes in decades to come,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge and SRT president and CEO, in a statement. “The VIN 0001 being auctioned this year is the ultimate one-of-one collectible 2015 Dodge Challenger, as Dodge is ensuring there will never be another one like it.”
The vehicle, like all Hellcat models due out later this year, will feature the vehicle’s standard 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine rated at an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque and class-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission.
The auction vehicle also includes a number of exclusive Hellcat accessories, including Hemi-painted presentation box with a VIN0001 electronic vehicle build book and video documentary, still shots, vehicle footage and an authentic Hellcat embossed Laguna Leather iPad sleeve.
All proceeds from the auction will go to Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people with significant intellectual disabilities in the Las Vegas area.
The Hellcat is expected to arrive in dealerships in September, but already boasts an impressive resume, with a National Hot Rod Association-certified quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour (with drag radials, the run dropped to just 10.8 seconds at 126 mph) and the performance details make it the most powerful production muscle car to date.
The Hellcat, starting at roughly $60,000, anchors a lineup of updated 2015 Challengers that includes nine other models.