Well, Dodge is full of surprises these days. First it drops a 707hp bomb on the ponycar market with the dyno numbers of the supercharged Dodge Challenger Hellcat 6.2L Hemi engine, and now it's turning pricing expectations upside down as well. All the internet chatter regarding the Hellcat seemed resigned to the car being in the boutique performance collection, similar to the Z/28, which commands a pricetag of $75,000.

Today Dodge announced that the Dodge Challenger Hellcat will have a starting MSRP of $59,995. Not pennies, to be sure, but that's a heck of a lot of 10.80 ETs on slicks for the money. The list price includes the gas guzzler tax ($2,100 gas-guzzler tax; $1,700 if you get the eight-speed automatic), but doesn't include destination fees, or what we expect will be a hefty dealer mark-up.

We are currently, like literally, like this very second, driving the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, so stay tuned for our very scientific analysis of the car which totally won't just be us giggling and doing burnouts.