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New prize: thousand-horse Hellscat

by David Zatz on

Famed NHRA racer “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, has introduced the Dodge Challenger HellScat, a one-off custom car created to be a sweepstakes prize.

The thousand-plus horsepower HellScat combines the Hellcat with the Scat Pack, and is being raffled off by the Dream Giveaway Garage for the New Beginning Children’s Homes — which will also throw in a numbers-matching 1970 Hemi Challenger. FCA is not associated with the sweepstakes.

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Don Garlits was the first drag racer to officially pass the 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, and 270 mile-per-hour marks in the quarter mile.

The HellScat takes the production Hellcat engine and adds a 4.5L supercharger, nearly doubling the capacity of the factory unit; it also has a heavy-duty driveshaft, custom tuning, and street-legal, drag radial tires. As one might expect, there are numerous visual callouts.

The History of the World's Only 1,000-plus horsepower Dodge Challenger HellScat.

The national sweepstakes will run through June 26, 2018; the winner will be flown to Clearwater, Florida, to accept the grand prize in a ceremony on July 27, 2018, a month later.

The New Beginning Children’s Homes is a children’s charity, subordinate to the Full Gospel Evangelistic Association, and does not file separate forms with the IRS. Dream Giveaway is a for-profit organization.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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