Challenger Hellcat Satin Black Hood Availability

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  1. William Shookman III

    William Shookman III Hellcat Member

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    As it has been evident with many other inquiries related to the Hellcat, information regarding the availability of the Satin Black Hood has not been disseminated with accuracy. I have talked with my dealer and with Dodge SRT Specialists on multiple occasions in an attempt to find out when or if I can add the hood to my Challenger Hellcat order, which is currently in BX status. Since 14 December 2014, my order date, I have not been able to add the hood. I was given estimates of when it would become available again; the most recent from a Dodge SRT Specialist being 23 February to 2 March. I talked with a specialist today with the following conversation:

    "I was wondering if you could tell me whether the Satin Black Hood is available again to add to existing Challenger Hellcat orders?"
    "The black satin hood is available as an option for the Challenger Hellcat"
    "Just so I'm clear, I can call my dealer and tell them to add it to my order which is currently in BX status?"
    "Yes, that is correct."

    I immediately called my dealer and was told that it is not available. I do not know whether this information means that Chrysler has released it to be added to orders, but dealers do not yet have access or that I was given false information from either the Dodge SRT Specialist or my dealer. Does anyone on this forum have an answer to this inquiry? If so, in your opinion, how reliable is your source of information?

    UPDATE:

    I received an email from the Dodge SRT Specialist with the following:

    "I provided you with inaccurate information, I apologize. I take full ownership for the error. The black satin hood will not be available to order for the Challenger Hellcat until at the earliest the beginning of the second quarter. Your dealer was correct and I put them in a bad and vulnerable position, my mistake solely. Please do not let my misinformation reflect on your dealer."
     
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    Hemi4me2 Silver Member

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    I went on and built a hellcat challenger last night and on dodges website you can choose the black hood as a option
     
  3. William Shookman III

    William Shookman III Hellcat Member

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    The build configurator has been inaccurate/outdated for a long time. They only recently added the Brass Monkey Wheels to it, which have been availble since at least 14 December 2014.
     
  4. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    IMG_0681.jpg proof they make them.

    I would not suggest you wait for one.
     
  5. Deputydog

    Deputydog Gold Member

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    I tried ordering one too. It is available on Dodge's build configurator but when the dealer pulls up the order screen its not listed as an option.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    The texture and sheen to the painted hood looks different than a wrap. Once you see it ( in person) you can spot it a mile away.

    The hood trade off is the wait and looks to be hard to care for. NO CAR WASH ( ever ) BUGS AND TREE SAP = BIG PROBLEMS
     
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    My Hellcat is being built on the 7th March with a dealer ship date of the 10th. I originally had the Satin Black Hood option but have been told that this option is not available for Canadian delivered Hellcats. Have no idea why but I will wrap mine. In the long run will probably prove to be more serviceable
     

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