Ordering a new 2016 Challenger Hellcat - any news?

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  1. lithdoc

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    Hello all!

    I am new here, but certainly hoping to purchase a new Challenger Hellcat. I live in metro Detroit, recently visited a few dealers only to be told that the ordering is closed and they know nothing else.

    Then I stumbled upon this forum, so I thought I would refer to you guys.

    Is there any word when the ordering may open? Will it even open up at all, considering the huge backlog? How many hellcats have been made in total? I read somewhere that there are over 4000 Hellcat orders in the backlog, which given the production rates and CAFE standards may take a couple years to fulfill. Please advise. Thank you!
     
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    I'm new as well, and from talking to a local dealership. He said ordering would potentially start 8/25. As far as the backlog and how many total, I can't confirm any of those details. I do know from reading what other members are going through that some 2015 orders will be pushed to 2016 orders. If I'm wrong Im sure someone with better knowledge will chime in.
     
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    If you want a Manual transmission Hellcat, you can seek out a dealer now with available allocation.

    If you want an auto transmission, for now, you'll have to wait until August.
     
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    Definitely not years of backlog. Follow RS. He's in the know. There are over 4,200 Challenger Hellcats built at this point. They seem to be knocking out 150 - 180 a week. This model year will run through mid September. Biggest issues; shortage of A8 tranny, ending Sublime and Phantom Black.

    Ordering for 2016 should be 8/25 in U.S. with production begin date in mid - September.

    Good luck.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    What are the changes for the 16? I see here the talk about the sunroof, and possible additions of orange and plum, is that true?
     
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    It's true as far as we know, relying heavily on forum sources who seem to be fairly close to the decision makers. To date, these sources have proven to be quite reliable. Best projection on colors is Plum Crazy and a version of the Orange that looks dusky and metallic (as opposed to Hemi), such as Toxic Orange, Mango Tango or Go Mango.
     
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    I read Go Mango. Also a while back RS posted a picture with a Hellcat head on the rear quarter and said that would be available for 16. Personally, since I'm an A8 since 9/20 with very little chance of a 15, I hope the black hood is an option. I think that look really makes it retro.
     
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    Where could I find the picture of the Hellcat head on the rear quarter?
     

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