If you’re looking for an extremely powerful sedan that can seat four people in comfort on a daily basis, yet still do a bit of drag racing or enjoy some track time, there are quite a few choices out there. And now you have an additional choice, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
After the introduction of the Challenger Hellcat, it was rumored that Dodge will be putting that engine in another car and it wasn’t a very well-kept secret, most of us in the auto industry had expected it to be the Charger. So what do you get in the Charger SRT Hellcat?
A lot, first of all, the Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by the same supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine powering the Challenger, producing an insanely high 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This makes the Charger SRT the world’s most powerful sedan, in factory spec. The Charger Hellcat is a bit slower than the Challenger, with 0 – 96 km/h (0-60 mph) time of 3.7 seconds and the quarter mile only taking 11.0 seconds on street legal tires. Not bad for a big sedan and if you take the car’s price into equation, then this is a smoking deal. We are assuming this car will be priced around the $60,000 US mark (the Challenger Hellcat is priced at $59,995 in the United States, not sure how much it’ll be priced at in Canada).
Visually, the Dodge Challenger is a stunning car, at least in the front with its eye catching LED lights. The Hellcat gets a more aggressive front bumper with a larger opening to suck up air and a very curvaceous hood, which reminds me of the Viper’s hood, with a central air-intake and a pair of vents on the side. There is a unique spoiler on the hood and the car rides on 20” wheels with P-Zero tires. For braking, Dodge put 390 mm (15.4”) front discs with 6-piston Brembo calipers and rear discs with 4-piston calipers.
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Photo Gallery