2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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  1. #1 V8stangman, May 20, 2014
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    Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is Ready to Torture Tires

    The first product to come out of the re-married Dodge and SRT brands is shaping up to be a red-hot tire smoker.

    Specifications for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat include “600 plus” hp from it’s all-new 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 and 15.4-inch Brembo front brake rotors with six-piston calipers. For 2015, the Challenger line is switching to an eight-speed automatic while a six-speed manual transmission is also available as an upgrade. Unfortunately, the company is being stingy on other details for its new high-performance muscle car.

    Production will begin on the 2015 model year vehicles in the third quarter of this year at Chrysler’s Brampton, Ontario assembly plant. This is the first application of a supercharged V8 for Dodge and SRT.

    “The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car,” said Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis. “Dodge is the mainstream performance brand and now combined with SRT, we are able to unleash a true GT car with an all-new driver-focused interior and the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission combined with the most powerful V-8 Chrysler has ever produced.”

    Aside from brakes and a minimum horsepower figure, other specifications are absent from the announcement. Torque from the supercharged V8 is still unannounced as are any possible changes to the suspension or other handling enhancements.

    Range-topping performance variants of the Camaro and Mustang both come with a long list of upgrades that do much more than add power. Presumably, the Challenger SRT Hellcat will be similarly bolstered.

    Dodge did say today that Hellcat models will come with two key fobs: one is red and the other is black. The red fob is required to access the vehicle’s full power while the black fob limits output. Similarly, the Challenger SRT and Hellcat will be available with a valet mode that will “significantly reduce horsepower and torque.” The engine won’t rev past 4,000 RPM and the transmission locks out first gear. Launch control is disabled, as are the paddle shifters and manual shift mode in automatic models. The customizable drive modes are also disabled.

    Speaking of drive modes, the Challenger will come with four specific drive settings: “default, sport, custom and track.” Dodge didn't say specifically what changes with each mode aside from altering vehicle performance.

    Pricing, 0-60 times and a long list of other details have yet to come out. But with the next generation Mustang on its way to dealers by the end of the year, Ford’s oh-so loved Shelby variants will be on a brief hiatus until the GT350 arrives, meaning Dodge will hold the “most powerful muscle car” title over the ZL1 Camaro for at least a little while.

  2. Got to hand it to dodge, that interior looks like its from a space ship. Doesnt quite fit the retro theme but I dig it.
  3. #4 V8stangman, May 22, 2014
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    2015 Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat Makes Live Debut

    The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was just made its live debut at the Midwest Automotive Media Association Rally.

    Dodge’s first-ever supercharged V8 muscle car makes at least 600 hp and can come with gargantuan 15.4-inch Brembo front brake rotors. So far, Dodge hasn’t said very much about what else to expect from the car aside from an eight-speed automatic or a traditional six-speed manual gearbox.

    The grille looks like it houses four headlights in photos, but the inner set are actually illuminated rings acting as bezels around a couple of air inlets.

    Two key fobs come with the car: one is red and the other is black. The black fob limits engine output in case you lend the car to someone who might make a beeline to the nearest parking lot to light up the rear tires. There is also a valet mode that locks out first gear and prevents the engine from revving past 4,000 RPM among other things.

  4. Can't help liking that a car like this still exists.
  5. I want one in hemi orange :-D
    I hope that color is available again or a baby blue one.
  6. #7 add lightness, May 23, 2014
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    Sounds mean as #$%#

  7. #8 dahldrin, May 24, 2014
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    That's pretty dern crazy.
  8. #9 sixspeedfirebird, May 24, 2014
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  9. again with those cupholders

  10. mrrrgh
  11. in the american car industry you design the vehicle around the number and placement of cupholders

  12. That car is f*cking awesome. If it ever came here it would be more than $150k though. Interior is awesome, the Chrysler Uconnect is great, the leather looks top notch, and add to that an awesome engine, you have a great car. 8 Speed and that engine mean this car is going to be crazy fast.
  13. #14 V8stangman, May 26, 2014
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    add lightness posted a link how it sounded.

    Listen to it in this link:

    Sounds amazing!!!
  14. #16 V8stangman, May 28, 2014
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    Dodge Hellcat HEMI V8 Details Revealed

    The most powerful V8 ever produced by Dodge is going to fit into the new Challenger SRT Hellcat, a few more details on which have been released by the brand.

    The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 is going to make more than 600 hp, and will be hooked up to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. A unique water jacket to help with cooling and a forged-steel crankshaft that can withstand firing pressures up to 1,595 psi are just two of the things that set this motor apart, and Chrysler says it shares just 9 percent of its components with Dodge’s 6.4-liter V8.

    High-strength, forged-alloy pistons are also used in the motor hooked up to powder-forged connecting rods with high load-capacity bushings and diamond-like carbon-coated piston pins. High strength materials continue with the heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads.

    When it comes to the supercharger, it is a twin-screw setup that has a drive ratio of 2.36:1 and a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm. Boost pressure goes to maximum of 11.6 psi from the 2.4-liter blower that uses integral charge coolers and an integrated electronic bypass. Also unique on this car is an exclusive air inlet port built into the driver-side parking lamp that feeds air directly to the air box.

    For the fuel system, an in-tank pump that accommodates variable pressures is used along with half-inch fuel lines and eight high-flow injectors. All said, if the engine is pinned at full power it will use up all the gas in its 18.5-gallon tank in just 13 minutes.

    Power is sent to the rear-wheels of the car, where an asymmetric limited-slip differential is found. It allows for unique bias-ratio tuning specifically for the race track to allow smooth power delivery for maximum acceleration. The 230-mm rear axle is made from lightweight materials and used new cooling fins, low-viscosity fluid and specially designed bearing to help improve efficiency.

    Getting the power to the road are P275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zero Nero tires wrapped around 20 x 9.5-inch, lightweight forged-aluminum wheels with a matte black finish. Brakes in the front use 15.4-inch Brembo two piece rotors with a six-piston caliper.

    Also to help on the racetrack, a full aerodynamic kit is used on this car that includes a new front fascia with a splitter along with a larger rear spoiler. Supercharged badges set this car apart from lesser Challengers and complete the look.

  15. This thing is so vulgar its great. Can you get a 6 speed manual in?
  16. yup
  17. I have no life. I'm spamming just to kill time.
    Yes, I know. I'm a moron.
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  19. If this really is Chrysler's most powerful engine ever built then expect a 640+ hp monster. Only problem would be its weight. They are very heavy cars and on the old car the 475hp SRT8 feels like a sub 400hp car
  20. Is it an entirely new car or have they just updated the interior and given it more power?
  21. Dumbass spammer

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