Anybody driving in Texas must beware. The Texas Highway Patrol now has a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody pumping out one,080 hp.

The auto was awarded to the Texas Division of Public Security, which encompasses the Highway Patrol, by a judge, in accordance to a Facebook submit by the company. It appears the Hellcat was as soon as the residence of a criminal suspect.

Texas Highway Patrol Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (photo via Facebook)

Texas Highway Patrol Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (photograph by means of Facebook)

“The one,080 hp Dodge Hellcat went from evading law enforcement in Harris Co. to now catching criminals wherever it roams in Texas,” the submit reads.

The 4-digit horsepower output quoted by the cops also signifies the Hellcat has been modified. Recall that the Hellcat’s six.two-liter supercharged V-eight at first made 707 hp (and 650 lb-ft of torque) from the factory. For the 2019 model yr, it acquired a enhance to 717 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque for the common edition, and 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque for the Hellcat Redeye edition.

Texas Highway Patrol Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (photo via Facebook)

Texas Highway Patrol Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (photograph by means of Facebook)

This is not the 1st time cops have enlisted a Challenger. The Florida Highway Patrol unveiled a Challenger police auto in 2019, though that was based mostly on the naturally aspirated five.seven-liter V-eight R/T model rated at 372 hp. The Challenger’s 4-door Charger sibling has also turn out to be a staple of police fleets.

The Challenger and Charger are going away following the 2023 model yr. Dodge is sending them off with a series of 7 Final Get in touch with versions, following which it will shift emphasis to electrified automobiles. Dodge’s 1st EV, a functionality auto previewed by the Charger Daytona SRT notion, is scheduled to arrive in 2024. When it does, perhaps it will be pressed into police services as effectively.