While we all love the Charger and Challenger Hellcat models, there’s something appealing about people modifying them even further and turning up the heat on those incredible engines.
On Westen Champlin’s channel on YouTube, he and his team decide to create a Charger called HellJet, which will replace the old first version from before; there is nothing shy or low-key about this custom muscle car that has had one or two serious upgrades.
We take a virtual walk around the Dodge Charger ‘HellJet’ and see what is going on beneath that paint job.
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ‘HellJet’ Is Loud, Fast And Aggressive
For some people, the Dodge Demon would be enough to keep those tire-burning desires satisfied, but Westen decides to create a Charger Hellcat with almost twice the power it comes with.
In this case, he explains, wearing a matching Redneck Science cap and t-shirt combo, the car is actually an ex-police vehicle which has had its 370 hp 5.7-liter V8 removed and replaced with a Hellcat engine which as standard makes some 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The seventh-generation Charger starts from 2011 to the present day with a refresh from 2015 which is where this car is from.
On Dodge’s website in the Charger online build tool, the Charger starts from $33,000 with a V6 under the hood, from $40,000 you can spec the 5.7-liter V8 R/T version but at $75,000 the Hellcat car becomes available; the thing is, it just isn’t powerful enough for Westen and his friends.
The Supercharged-And-Twin-Turbo’d Charger Hellcat Is All Over The Place
Against a backdrop of long beards and oily t-shirts, the HellJet looks awesome with its khaki green matt paint, HellJet logo, 777 on the sides and jet-fighter teeth behind the front wheels. Those wheels are in black, but the standout feature would have to be the bullhorns up front, though that’s still not all.
Westen does a burnout inside a busy garage with exotic cars, people, and tools everywhere, leaving a cloud of smoke – when it clears, he gives us a look under the hood.
He says that the secret weapon inside this HellJet is the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 that has also been twin-turbocharged with a Hellion turbo kit for a total of 1300 hp – 583 hp up on the standard Hellcat.
This build was all done from scratch, part by part and looks to have cost a pretty penny; you also need to be careful behind the wheel as we can see in the drive-along segment where the turbo boost is aggressive, and the rear wheels just want to kick out from side to side.