As the curtain begins to close on Dodge’s reign of the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat, which dramatically altered the landscape of attainable muscle car performance upon their arrival nearly ten years ago, their production is drawing to a finale.
The terminus of the 2023 model year will mark the cessation of production for these high-powered icons, as the parent entity Stellantis has announced it will halt the manufacturing of their formidable supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engines when the year concludes.
For a number of years, Hennessey has been engineering 1,000-hp incarnations of these vehicles, and to commemorate the conclusion of this era, the Texas-based high-performance manufacturer is unveiling a terminal-edition upgrade, dubbed the H1000 Last Stand package.
This final salute is applicable to the 2021-2023 models of the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat, with production constricted to a mere 50 units. This powerhouse upgrade harnesses a robust 1,000 hp, narrowly trailing by just 25 hp behind the formidable Challenger SRT Demon 170’s prowess. Notably, the Hennessey variants attain this monumental power utilizing standard pump gasoline, in contrast to the Demon 170 which necessitates E85 fuel to reach its peak performance—otherwise, its output declines to 900 hp.
The performance metrics quoted for the Hennessey modifications are remarkable, promising a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 2.8 seconds, and completing a quarter-mile dash in just 9.9 seconds, clocking in at a speed of 141 mph.
The principal enhancements constituting this package include an upsized supercharger (exclusively for non-Redeye editions), an enhanced pulley system, a freshly designed throttle body, extensive headers, catalysts engineered for optimal flow, superior fuel injectors, and an advanced intake system. Each component is meticulously calibrated on a chassis dynamometer to ensure symbiotic operation, supplemented by rigorous testing on both road and track. Hennessey guarantees the reliability of these modifications with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
The aesthetic differentiation of these vehicles is achieved through exclusive carbon fiber elements such as a bespoke rear spoiler, diffuser, front splitter, and side skirts. Complementing these features is a unique Last Stand graphics suite, along with distinct 20-inch rims available in either gloss black or gray finishes. A serialized commemorative plaque denotes each unit’s unique sequence within the limited production run.
2023 Hennessey H1000 Last Stand Challenger SRT Hellcat
The starting price for this exclusive enhancement is pegged at $64,950. For those presenting a Redeye model as the base vehicle, the package price is reduced to $54,950 due to the supercharger already meeting the requisite specifications.
In a parallel gesture, Hennessey is also orchestrating a 1,000-hp farewell tribute for the Chevrolet Camaro, which is set to make its exit after the 2024 model year.
While Chevrolet has yet to unveil plans for the Camaro’s successor, Dodge has already taken steps towards an electrified future, having showcased a prospective heir with the Charger Daytona SRT concept last year.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hennessey Hellcat 1000-hp upgrade
What is the H1000 Last Stand package?
The H1000 Last Stand package is a final-edition upgrade by Hennessey that boosts the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models’ performance to 1,000 horsepower. It is available for the 2021-2023 model years, with production limited to 50 units.
How does the Hennessey upgrade compare to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170’s performance?
The Hennessey upgraded vehicles offer 1,000 hp, which is just 25 hp less than the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 when it runs on E85 fuel. On regular pump gas, the Hennessey modifications maintain their 1,000 hp output, while the Demon’s output drops to 900 hp.
What are the performance specifications of the Hennessey upgraded Hellcats?
The upgraded Hellcats by Hennessey can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds at a speed of 141 mph.
What modifications are included in the H1000 Last Stand package?
The package includes a larger supercharger for non-Redeye models, a pulley upgrade, a new throttle body, long-tube headers, high-flow catalytic converters, upgraded fuel injectors, and a high-flow intake system. All these are fine-tuned to work in harmony.
What warranty does Hennessey offer with the H1000 Last Stand package?
Hennessey provides a three-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty for the H1000 Last Stand package.
How are the Hennessey upgraded cars distinguished from the standard models?
These cars feature carbon fiber components like a custom rear spoiler, diffuser, front splitter, and side skirts, along with a Last Stand graphics package and unique 20-inch wheels. They also have a serialized plaque indicating their number in the 50-car production run.
What is the price for the Hennessey H1000 Last Stand package?
The upgrade starts at $64,950, with a discounted price of $54,950 for those supplying a Redeye model due to the existing supercharger.
More about Hennessey Hellcat 1000-hp upgrade
- Hennessey Performance
- Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
- Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
- Challenger SRT Demon
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Charger Daytona SRT Concept
- E85 Fuel Information