You can chalk up another record for the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat: The world's fastest, most powerful production muscle car is now No. 1 on the charity charts, too, after raising $1.65 million at a recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas. The money will go to Opportunity Village—"a not-for-profit organization that serves people with significant intellectual disabilities in the Las Vegas area—and the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will go to Rick Hendrick, who also owns a number of Chrysler Group dealerships along with his Bowtie-backed Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team.
Hendrick's winning bid for the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat was $825,000, with the Engelstad Family Foundation matching that amount to set the new high-water mark for charity donations from a Barrett-Jackson auction.
Said Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO of the Dodge and SRT brands for the Chrysler Group LLC: “The $1.65 million raised by auctioning this one-of-one Dodge Challenger Hellcat at this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction means the most powerful muscle car ever will also have a very powerful impact on the people who benefit from the services of Opportunity Village. The VIN0001 muscle car was not only one of the hottest cars that rolled through the Barrett-Jackson auction lanes, it is also the ultimate collectible 2015 Dodge Challenger as Dodge is ensuring there will never be another one like it.”