Rare Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Gone in 120 Seconds
Stealing a car is already a major crime. Stealing a rare Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye from a local dealership is especially serious because of the negative ripple effect it has on the business owner and employees. Though unlike Nicholas Cage in the 2000 film Gone In 60 Seconds where it took him less than a minute to steal the elusive Mustang GT500 (aka “Eleanor”), it took 120 seconds for these thieves to swipe this SRT Hellcat Redeye.
The Dodge Challenger has become an increasingly big target for car thieves because they fetch a high price on the black market, which is usually then sold to customers overseas. One particular model, a very limited-edition 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, was stolen off a local lot in Caledonia Township, Michigan in less than two minutes.
Jordan Baker, the owner of Comodo Motors, shared a video to the dealership’s social media explaining the incident and is asking the public for help in locating the stolen car.
What Makes This Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Special?
The reason why this rare Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is such a big deal is that there were only 52 units of this model in Cinnamon Stick Orange that were made for the 2020 model year. The car also featured 20-inch wheels with a Brass Monkey finish. The ticket price on this car was valued at $129,995 with a mileage of 6,073 miles.
How Was It Stolen So Quickly?
Security camera footage show thieves approaching the car at 4:16 in the morning and were able to drive it right off the lot by 4:18 am. It is believed that the thieves were able to electronically program a key to the car through a particular computer module to override its security system.
According to Baker, the only remaining evidence left behind by the thieves included a price of shattered tinted glass from the car, and a food wrapper from a local seafood restaurant.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the car theft. It is believed that aside from being sold as a single unit, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Challenger Hellcat SRT Redeye will be stripped for parts due to its 6.2-liter V8 engine which can produce 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. The parts themselves can be sold for between $30,000 and $40,000.
Before it was stolen, this Dodge Challenger was said to be on display at the dealership for about a month.