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The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat looks just like the 2015 Challenger. The main difference between the two, aesthetically, is that the Hellcat has a center mounted, front facing air-intake scoop. However, what’s under that scoop is unique to the Hellcat. Under the hood is a massive supercharger that is reminiscent of the Hemi’s that made the challenger famous some 40 years ago. Other than the ridiculous amount of power under the hood and the scoop, the Hellcat is very similar to the 2015 Challenger. Some of the specs haven’t been released yet but one can assume that some fine-tuning will be done to the Hellcat to improve stability and to compensate for the extra power. It isn’t unfair to assume Dodge will adjust the spring rate, bushings and dampers to increase stability for the Supercharged SRT Hellcat Challenger.

Early reports give the Hellcat more than 600 horsepower and with about 575-ft of torque. Conflicting reports give the SRT Hellcat around 700 horsepower. Whatever the final horsepower number the 2015 Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenger will be the fastest and most powerful challenger of all time. The 2015 Hellcat will most likely be powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine that generates 470 horsepower. That engine will have a massive supercharger on it that will force induction and force horsepower well above the 600 mark. The Hellcat is likely to feature an 8-speed automatic transmission.  Dodge’s president and CEO, Tim Kuniskis, said, “The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car, [it’s] a true GT car with an all-new driver-focused interior.”

The Hellcat will be released in late 2014 and is officially listed by Chrysler with a price tag of $59,995. It is reported to go from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds. It has a quarter mile time of 10.8 seconds. It has a top speed of about 200 mph and reaches about 125 mph in a quarter mile. For more information visit Chapman Dodge.