Dodge has just announced they are building the Dodge Challenger Hellcat which is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine that produces a ridiculous 707-horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. This means it is the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge's most powerful V-8 ever and what Dodge is claiming is the powerful muscle car ever.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat's 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine will also be the first factory supercharged HEMI, as well as Dodge and SRT's first application of V-8 supercharger technology. In addition to the 707 horsepower which Dodge fanboys will talk about for decades to come, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been redesigned and totally re-engineered to include performance technologies inside and out. This includes the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Dodge Challenger.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is going to come standard with two key fobs, one red and one black. If you are given the black key fob limit it will limit you to a measly engine output of 500 horsepower. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full potential of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and it's massive 707 horsepower and mind blowing 650 lb.-ft. or torque. Having two sets of keys is fairly common on exotic cars and even Ford has this on many of it's higher end Mustangs. The black key fob limiting the horsepower is usually referred to as the “son key” or “valet key” since you don't want anyone to trash your car. Still… 500 horsepower is still a whole lot of horses. For the first time in Chrysler Group history though they are offering this… which kind of tells you how behind technologically Chrysler is but that's another issue.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger line, including the Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRTs are going to be built at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, in Canada. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat should start arriving in Dodge dealerships several months from now. Pricing for the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat has not been announced but if you have to ask you probably can't afford it. We can only assume you need to work on Wall Street to buy one.
The rumble in the jungle from the Hellcats will be heard loud and clear once it starts rolling off the assembly line though.