2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat — 707-hp V8 Muscle Car
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is an impressive muscle car, whose power and performance threaten to outshine the most brilliant cars currently on the market. How this wild and powerful car got its horsepower increase? Well, the regular 2015 Challenger SRT is enriched by a supercharged Hellcat V8 engine. Although the Challenger SRT already had a pretty powerful engine, the Hellcat version is something special. As if its more than 700 horsepower weren’t special enough, the latest rumors said that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat might be produced in 1,200 units. This manufacturer’s move could make this car even more desirable and exclusive, but it can also make a lot of people frustrated since there’s a significantly higher demand for the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Comes With 707-hp V8 Hellcat Engine
Of course, the most important feature of every muscle car is its engine. The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat has a tremendous engine, which makes it the most powerful production muscle car ever. This beast is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine, which delivers 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The regular Challenger SRT is powered by a 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine, the engine which was used as a base for the Hellcat.
The power output of the V8 HEMI is 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The difference between the HEMI and the Hellcat is obvious and frightening. They had to make some pretty radical changes regarding the anatomy of the 6.4-liter HEMI in order to get the 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat. There is a lot of forged and other elements made of the high quality steel and aluminum. There are two transmissions available — and they’re available for both the Hellcat and the HEMI — a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic and a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exterior
The exterior of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be altered in order to express the nature of the powertrain hidden below its muscles. The change won’t be much aesthetically significant, but it seems that it’s needed. The air intake at the hood will be accompanied by two extractors, which will be an indication that the powerful V8 Hellcat is nested under the aluminum hood. The Hellcat version has some other differences, too. It has slightly wider forged-aluminum wheels and standard Brembo brake rotors. The appearance is also improved by different, a little bit larger splitter and rear spoiler. There are also SUPERCHARGED badges on the fenders.
Interior And Some Features
The interior of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat is equipped with an 8.4-inch UConnect touch screen, where the driver can select an appropriate drive mode: Default, Track, Sport and Custom. Of course, the UConnect is much more extensive infotainment system. The driver of the Hellcat Challenger get all the essential information from a seven-inch TFT display. As for the comfort and luxury, there are standard heated and cooled seats, which can be wrapped in Nappa or Laguna leather depending on the buyer’s choice, as well as the other numerous features.
When You Thought This Car Couldn’t Be More Special…
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with two keys. When the black one is used, the car’s power output is limited to 500 horsepower, while the red one opens the gate to the Hellcat’s full potential. There’s also this particular valet mode, where only automatic transmission is available and the engine won’t go higher than 4000 rpm.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Release And Price
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be available in the third quarter of this year. As for the price, it will start from $60,990 with fees included, but since there will probably be limited number of units manufactured, if you really want this car, the price won’t be the biggest problem.