2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Wrecked Beyond Repair An Hour After Purchase

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is everything an American muscle car should be: sleek, fast, and eye-catching in beautiful details.

The purr of the SRT Hellcat’s 707-horsepower engine and the look of the interior take people back to the early 70s, but the updated connectivity, comfort, and entertainment items and accessories take the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat to a whole new level, according to Motor Authority.

Excited people everywhere started buying 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcats last month. There have been reported injuries, but no specific major crashes until now.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat
This is thought to be the "before" picture of the car which was bought and then was totaled an hour later.

We might never know how much the new owner, Lance Utley, truly loved his brand new lime green Dodge Challenger Hellcat and appreciated its modern features with hints of classic muscle car features.

What we do know is that the 34-year-old who bought the sexy Hellcat had two passengers with him and drove off the lot somewhere out in Colorado, according to Street Legal TV. Unfortunately, his plans to own such an attention-grabbing car would not last for very long.

About an hour later, Utley lost control of his new pride and joy somewhere on Riverdale Road. He ended up crashing his Hellcat into a tree when attempting to make a small turn in the road. Tire marks seem to indicate Utley hit the brakes and swerved before he struck the tree.

Utley and his two passengers were not injured, but the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat met its doom. The car was completely totaled and would not be able to be repaired.

Hellcat Crash
The "after" picture of the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Utley surely must be suffering from at least a broken heart over the complete loss of his modern American muscle car. After all, he only owned it for about an hour.

Colorado State Patrol are charging the bad-luck – or simply bad – driver with careless driving.

Remember to stay safe during the holidays, in inclement weather, and in everyday driving situations no matter what type of car you drive. It is important to remember that a Dodge Challenger Hellcat or other sports car must follow the same road laws that a driver of a Dodge minivan or any other car must follow.

[Images via Motor Trend, Anthony Borders, and Motor Authority]