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Hellcats with satin black hoods now on the road

by Patrick Rall on

One of the hottest aesthetic options for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the Satin Black hood finish, so when the 707-hp muscle car officially went on sale late last year, the blacked-out hood treatment was a popular box to check. Unfortunately, there was an unspecified delay with this option, so buyers could either swap to a body colored hood or they could wait until the automaker solved the problem with the factory black painted hoods.

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This was disappointing news for those who loved the look of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with the contrasting Satin Black hood. Some switched to a body colored hood while others held out hope for a short delay on getting their car the way that they ordered it. Others who planned to go out and buy a Hellcat Challenger put their plans on the back burner while they waited for the Satin Black hoods to reach dealerships. Others, including a few of the folks at last weekend’s LX Spring Festival in California, had their hoods wrapped in black satin when the factory couldn’t fulfill their orders.

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A representative of Adventure Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Willoughby, Ohio, said that Satin Black hood Challenger Hellcats are reaching dealerships now. Adventure itself has a Sublime Hellcat Challenger with the Satin Black hood option on their showroom floor, and if you have the money, you could travel to Ohio and buy the car shown here today. The Sublime Hellcat Challenger on the Adventure CJD showroom floor has the 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission, the  UConnect infotainment system with navigation, and the performance tires, so it is pretty much loaded shy of the sunroof.

Those interested in this Hellcat can contact Dusty Blechman for more information, but if they ordered and were allocated one, your local Dodge dealership should be getting models with the Satin Black hood in the near future.

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If you ordered a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with the Satin Black hood a few months back and you opted to wait until the company could paint your hood, your wait should be close to ending. There is still the issue of the Brampton Assembly Plant working through all of the orders, but the bottom line is that the delay for the Satin Black hood options is over.  Images courtesy of Dusty Blechman

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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