The next-generation electric-powered Dodge muscle car is coming. clevernessdoesn’t seem done with the current gas-powered Challenger, though. For 2022, the car manufacturer has a special version: the Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak Edition. New to the lineup, it’s about unlocking previously unavailable options, colors and equipment for the 2-door V8 HEMI-powered muscle car. As icing on the cake, Dodge adds an increase in horsepower for the gearboxes that still crave more.
With options covering at least 20 categories, this is 2022 muscle car customization goes to the extreme. And it breaks the ordering norm by allowing potential buyers to mix and match the options to their liking. It starts at $87,120, but there are premiums for almost all options available.
Thanks to the many customization options, some gearboxes will be persuaded to spend six figures on this Challenger. But will it be worth it? Here are the 10 reasons every gearhead should drive the 2022 Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak.
10/10 One of the last dedicated gas powered Dodge Muscle Cars
According to Dodge, production of the Charger and Challenger will end in 2023. The automaker will then start producing models powered by electrified powertrains. Planning to release both FCA high-performance models with a proverbial bang, Dodge has blessed enthusiasts with several special editions for 2022 and 2023
One of them is the Jailbreak Edition. For the simple reason, it’s one of the last distinctive special editions for the gasoline-powered Dodge Challenger, it’s worth getting. Who knows, it will become an iconic model in the coming years.
9/10 The excessive force
The list of gearheads who want a lot of muscle and power will probably never go down. With a mighty 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine under the hood, the 2022 Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak sends up to 807 horsepower with 707 lb-ft of torque to its wheels.
Its insane output makes it the most powerful mass-produced gas-powered muscle car on the market. Only the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody and Challenger SRT Super Stock drag racer are on par. In comparison, the 2022 Ford Mustang GT500 makes 760 horsepower, while the most powerful Chevy Camaro today makes just 650 horsepower.
8/10 The color options it unlocks
Those who want a unique painted Challenger will be thrilled with the Jailbreak Edition. It gives access to numerous previously inaccessible paint possibilities.
In total there are 13 unique color finishes. These include F8 Green, Granite, Hellraisin, TorRed, Indigo Blue, Smoke Show, Tripple Nickel, Frostbite, Octane Red, Go Mango and Sinamon Stick White Knuckle Pitch Black.
7/10 The abundance of unique exterior personalization options
All about extreme customization, gearheads wishing for the Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak for 2022 can personalize their ride to look like nothing else on the road. Various parts and components are available in different color combinations. And unlike non-Jailbreak versions, drivers can mix and match combos without restrictions.
For the exterior, there are six caliper color options and five different badge options, including devil red, monkey brass and satin chrome. The Jailbreak Challenger trim also offers seven different color options for stripes and wheel styles. Additional exterior tweaks include the choice between a chrome or black finish for the fuel filler cap, chrome or black nickel chrome finishes on exhaust tips and the addition of a performance spoiler.
6/10 To enjoy the roar of the supercharged HEMI V8
Loud, powerful and profound, the 2022 Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak is one of the last of its kind. The roar of its all-powerful V8 engine is reason enough to want to drive it.
Who wouldn’t want to experience the growl of a 6.2-liter HEMI mixed with the Hellcat’s signature whine? True gearheads will no doubt be thrilled by the glorious sounds they make.
5/10 Unlocks extreme degree of customization for the interior
Potential buyers can personalize the interior of the Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak Edition in as many ways as the exterior. Buyers can have the center console finished in five choices, and there is a wide range of various fabric or leather trim colors (black, demon red sepia and Hammerhead gray).
Dodge offers four colors for seat belts and four accents on the floor mats, including demonic red. As if that weren’t enough, you can opt for a leather or Alcantara-covered steering wheel. Depending on your preference, you can choose to have the SRT decal on the handlebar illuminated in white or red.
4/10 Practical for car enthusiasts with families
The inside of the Dodge Hellcat Challenger Jailbreak is unusually spacious for a two-door muscle car. Its headroom and legroom remain unrivaled in its class. With two rows of comfortable, class-exclusive seating for five passengers, the rear seats can accommodate two full-grown adults, unlike the Mustang and Camaro.
To top it all off, the trunk capacity is over 16 cubic feet. That’s double what most sports coupes offer and comparable to some sedans. It’s not even a hassle to transport longer items thanks to the split-folding rear seats. With such practicality, this is a ride for muscle car enthusiasts with families.
3/10 The Challenger Hellcat JailBreak Edition Top Speed
Based on the no-slow SRT Hellcat Redeye, the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak offers the same supercharged performance. Dodge has mated its beast of an engine to an 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
The combination allows it to reach a top speed of 203 mph, making it one of the fastest muscle cars on the market today.
2/10 Has cool pre-configured order combinations
Some buyers going for Jailbreak Editions just want the 807 horsepower. They don’t want to choose between the dizzying array of options for almost everything Dodge has made available. Fortunately, the automaker has seven preconfigured order combinations that still give you a cool-looking Challenger.
The pre-configured order combinations include Red Dawn, Old School, The Classic, Brass Funky, Yin Yang, Old Glory and Yeller. A lot of people will find these to their taste.
1/10 Experience the modern and high-tech infotainment system
Every ride in the 2022 Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak will be a pleasure for tech-savvy gearboxes thanks to the many great technical features of the interior. There’s a slick 8.4-inch touchscreen of the Uconnect infotainment system with plenty of options.
It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, and drivers can use it for navigation, 4G LTE WI-FI hotspot and hands-free calling/voice commands. The driver can choose between an audio system from Harman Kardon or the Alpine Audio Group.