The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk have all been picked out by Hagerty as some of the “hottest” future collectibles available today, together representing three of the four American vehicles named to Hargerty’s ten-car hot list. The fourth American vehicle? Why, it’s none other than the track-capable, 650-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. Fiat Chrysler keeps good company.
Hagerty imposed a hard $100k MSRP limit, keeping its selections to models that could conceivably be afforded by American buyers pulling in a bit less than the members of the one percent. Each vehicle on the list is “likely to remain desirable over the long term in the eyes of collectors and enthusiasts,” write Hagerty’s Eric Weiner and Brandan Gillogly.
The $84,995 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon‘s appearance on Hagerty’s 2018 Hot List is rather self-explanatory. Revealed last year at the New York International Auto Show, the Demon is FCA’s most powerful street vehicle ever, and with a claimed 2.3-second 0-to-60 time and a 9.65-second quarter-mile (with the right equipment), it’s one of the quickest street cars of all time.
The Demon’s impressive supercharged Hemi was derived from the 707-horsepower “Hellcat” V8 – a motor that found its way into another of Hagerty’s FCA picks: the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It could safely be said that FCA brass lost their minds when they okayed stuffing so much engine into the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but thank goodness for that; the $86,000 super-utility is a unique beast.
Much cheaper than either of the aforementioned, however, is Hagerty’s third FCA pick: the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Starting at just $26,995, the Wrangler earns its spot because, simply put, “there is no other vehicle in its price range can come close to its off-road prowess,” Weiner and Gillogly write. Hagerty expects demand to hold steady and resale values to remain relatively strong despite high production numbers.
“Every year, we look to identify vehicles that push boundaries and beg to be driven,” says Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty. The cars on the group’s 2018 Hot List are proof “that people still love sitting in the driver’s seat, putting their hands on the wheel, and enjoying the experience of driving.”
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