If you were hoping to get your hands on the very first 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you’re out of luck as the car has just been sold. It was put up for auction by Dodge, which plans to donate all proceeds from the sale to the charity organization Opportunity Village, which helps those with intellectual disabilities.
The final bid came in at a staggering $825,000, which was made all the sweeter by a matching donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation. The auction, held over the weekend in Las Vegas, was organized by Barrett-Jackson and featured local identities Wayne Newton and Penn Jillette, both supporters of the benefiting charity.
It’s not clear who the winning bidder was but he or she will be easy to spot: the Challenger SRT Hellcat bearing VIN #0001will be the only one to feature the Dodge Viper SRT’s sultry Stryker Red paint scheme. The car was hand-painted by the team at Dodge and also comes with special Hellcat badging, specific VIN documentation and one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
Like all Challenger SRT Hellcats, it’s powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Of course, we hear that the engine is significantly more powerful than the official numbers suggest.
Other highlights of this past weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction included the very last 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition, which raised $170,000 for the Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute; and a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 with VIN #0003, which raised $147,500 for the YMCA of Southern Nevada.