AWD Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: Reporting For Police Duty
If driving a Dodge Charger wasn’t empowering enough for police officers, then the Utah-based Armormax has the perfect solution – a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with all-wheel-drive (AWD). What’s that mean? It means Armormax is now developing law enforcement conversions of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to make them not only more secure but, drum roll please, with all-wheel-drive. So, if you ever see this car in the rearview mirror, you’d better pull over right away.
According to Armorax, they are “manufacturing the finest, most technologically advanced armored passenger vehicles in the world.” That’s a pretty bold statement, but the SRT Hellcat only comes to prove it. The SRT Hellcat Police Pursuit will feature all the cool patrol car equipment like additional lights, ballistic armored glass, bulletproof paneling, a push bar, run-flat tires, carbon fiber decals, and more. Keep in mind – protection is key. All standard windows will be replaced with new armored panels made of glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate laminates. Additionally, the battery, radiator, fuel tank, and the Engine Control Unit (ECU) will also be protected. The backseat compartment is armored and lined in “light synthetic fiber laminates and air hardened, heat treated ballistic alloys,” according to Armorax.
Utah-based Armormax adds armor packages to customer vehicles worldwide. Armorax modifies a wide range of vehicles including luxury sedans and limousines, SUVs, and sports cars. Those clients who commission armored vehicles usually prioritize occupant protection above all other factors seconded by performance for evasion or escape. The all-new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat police car offers bulletproof paneling in B4, B5, B6, and B7 ballistic protection levels; the B7 level of protection is the highest available through the EN 1063 security glazing standard created by the European Committee for Standardization. Essentially, it can withstand hits from a high-powered rifle using armoring rounds. That level of protection is especially important for potential shoot-out situations. Of course, it can also protect officers from inferior weaponry like a .38 special handgun or semi-automatic rifle. Furthermore, Armormax says that this particular Hellcat model was “built with presidential security detail in mind,” meaning it has unique defensive capabilities such as a 110-volt electric shocking system in the door handles.
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat police car is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. As previously mentioned, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Police Pursuit has a V8 engine and features an all-wheel-drive configuration. Before this, all-wheel-drive was never available on a Hellcat from the factory. Moreover, with the ability to reach speeds well over 200 miles per house while covering the quarter mile in 11 seconds flat, no four-door will compete regarding real-world performance. Additional options for protection, pursuit, and surveillance include bomb blankets, an external listening device for covert operations, and if all else fails, a smoke screen system.
Pricing for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Police Pursuit is based on an individual quote basis, but we can only imagine the final number could potentially top $100,000. Unfortunately, “one of the most powerfully equipped armored vehicles in the world” is not available to the public – only for police departments and governments. Interested in test driving the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat? Stop by University Dodge, located in Davie, FL, or visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection.