One of the best examples of contemporary American muscle is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT. 

It compels respect and attention because it is obnoxious, strong, and aggressive. 

Unfortunate for one Californian, he discovered the hard way how a bargain that seems too good to be true often backfires.

A man purchased a Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT for $26,000, according to a video from luxury rental car business DRIV3. 

Certainly not a bad deal. He fully altered the car's appearance by adding the SRT emblems, replacing the wheels, trunk, and top.

A 2022 Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) retails for $71,120 as a point of reference.