2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Revealed

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Aug 13, 2014
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    707 Horsepower Now Available With Four Doors

    Almost immediately after we drove the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, we began wondering: what's next? Pumping 707 horsepower into the Challenger seemed so crazy – and so intoxicating – we just assumed that Dodge would try that trick again.

    Rumours swirled about a Charger Hellcat. Frankly it makes even more sense than the Challenger version. The Charger is a bigger car, and Dodge has never been shy about dropping monster engines under its hood. Hell (cat), we've seen Charger mules running around town that appeared to be the super sedan.

    And finally, it's here. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was revealed today at a preview event near Detroit, and it will be a centrepiece of the Chrysler display this weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise. (We're currently assembling a full gallery of images of the new car, and waiting on official pictures from Dodge – please accept these humble snapshots in the meantime and look for an update.)

    The Charger gets similar Hellcat treatment as the Challenger. Under the hood is the now familiar 707-hp supercharged V8 displacing 6.2 litres. It pumps out 650-lb-ft of torque, can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and can post a quarter-mile time of 11.0 seconds – both times 0.2 seconds slower than the Challenger. The engine is paired with the same eight-speed automatic transmission offered in the two-door Hellcat, which is specially designed to handle the increased output.

    There's plenty of "show" to complement the "go" of the Charger Hellcat, yet it all has a purpose. The hood scoop and air extractors help cool the V8, and there's a custom spoiler in back. It all rolls on 20-inch wheels.

    Theoretically, Chrysler can only do so many Hellcat variants, but perhaps the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Ram 1500 would be good options for another one. It's not like we're suggesting a Dart Hellcat. Or are we?

  2. Same here, looks really good.
  3. i want a Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    But that is ABSURD fast. I can't believe it.
  4. Definitely wouldn't mind having one of those.
  5. I dunno about those hoods scoops, but with 707hp I won't protest too loudly.
  6. I like this car, but I prefer the Challenger.

    The 11.0 1/4mile must be on drag radials, because the Challenger can only run under 11 with drag radials.
  7. Did you read the press release by Chrysler, its says this:

    "Unrivaled four-door performance includes quarter mile (402 m) elapsed time in 11.0 seconds on street tires, 0-160-0 km/h in under 13 seconds and a top speed of 328 km/h."
  8. It's on the stock Pirellis. They're obviously sticky tires, but not drag radials.

    It's possible the extra weight of the Charger helps its initial traction.
  9. #12 V8stangman, Aug 14, 2014
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    Dodge Charger Hellcat Actually Faster than 204 MPH

    A top speed of 204 mph is damn fast, but apparently the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat can actually go faster.

    “According to our lead SRT Engineer who drove it, he hit 206 mph [in] one direction, [and] 202.5 mph the other so they average it,” wrote SRT Motorsport CEO Ralph Gilles, responding to a question on twitter. In the official release for the car, the top speed was stated at 204 mph, five mph faster than the top speed listed for the Challenger Hellcat.

    This is the second car after the Challenger to receive the Hellcat engine, a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that puts out 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. Like the larger Challenger, the Charger Hellcat has a revised front fascia to help it suck in more air along with beefed up brakes, wheels and tires.

    Dodge says that this Charger is capable of an NHRA certified 11-second quarter mile sprint as well as a 0-100 MPH sprint in “under 13 seconds.”

  10. i almost hate this thing.

    i'm in a 911 and I can't do 14s.

    11 in a 60k 4 door sedan is just....unfathomable.
  11. Time to trade your 911 for a Hellcat Charger. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  12. Whaaaaa? Still have your 996? I thought they were high 13s cars?
  13. #16 V8stangman, Aug 15, 2014
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    Ranking Dodge's Charger Hellcat With The Fastest Sedans In The World

    707 HP And A 328 KM/H Top End Make For Crazy Bedfellows

    Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis had reason to be confident, perhaps even a bit cocky at the reveal of his brand's newest halo car, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. As he said simply, it's the "quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world."

    It's a bold statement, and the numbers back him up. By now they're familiar: the Charger Hellcat packs a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 with 707 horsepower. It has a top speed of 204 miles per hour (328 km/h) and run the quarter mile on radial tires in just 10.8 seconds.

    That's serious performance, and as the covers were about to come off the Charger Hellcat, Kuniskis rubbed it in a little bit. "This is a car that most brands would never bring to market," he said.

    Ouch. But for now, he's right, and Dodge's natural rivals from Detroit, Ford and Chevy, have little to compare with the Charger Hellcat.

    To find any real competition, you have to look at some of the world's most expensive luxury automakers. Even in that context the Charger Hellcat is by far the most powerful sedan in the world, eclipsing the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, which punches out 621 horsepower from a V12. Though, If you want to be technical, the über S-Class, with 738 pound-feet of torque, does easily eclipse the Hellcat's more 'modest' 650 lb-ft.

    Then again, the Benz starts at CAD$249,500. That's more than three times as much as the Charger will likely cost. Kuniskis wouldn't announce pricing for the Dodge, which goes on sale early next year, but for a reference point, the Challenger Hellcat starts at CAD$63,000.

    The Bentley Flying Spur has 616 hp from a W12 engine, and it makes customers "apply" to see the price, which is around US$200,000.

    It's not just Benz, the Charger puts other Germans to shame, power-wise. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S generates 570 hp, and the BMW M5/M6 Gran Coupe and Audi RS7 all push out 560 hp from V8 mills. The British fare no better. The Aston Martin Rapide S is rated at 552 hp from a V12, and the Jaguar XFR-S and XJR models have 550 hp.

    The Cadillac CTS-V is likely the most credible American competitor to the Hellcat, and it makes 556 hp with its V8. Pricing starts at US$65,825, roughly inline with the Hellcat's likely sticker.

    The Charger Hellcat, and its two-door Challenger sibling, also outclasses some of the most exotic coupes in the world based on output. The Hellcats have more power than three of the five main cars in Ferrari's lineup. They also have power roughly equal to the 'base' Lamborghini Aventador, and around 100 hp more than the Huracán, when conversions are figured.

    Now, for a bit of perspective. The Hellcats are spectacular vehicles, which we noted in our first drive of the Challenger. But no one really is going to cross-shop a Charger with an S-Class. While these cars have impressive straight-line capability thanks to their prodigious outputs, their size, weight and handling make them less-than-ideal for the track.

    Dodge also didn't electronically limit the top speed of the Charger Hellcat, and it compares favorably with several other exotics. The 204-mph (328-km/h) limit is as fast as the car can go based on power and aerodynamics, the company said. The M5's top speed is 155 mph (249 km/h), the S65's top speed is 186 mph (299 km/h) and the Flying Spur's is 200 mph (322 km/h).

    So why do this? Why put so much power under the hood of Dodges? Quite simply: it's all about attention. Kuniskis noted that Dodge was the top-searched car brand on Google in July. Think the Challenger Hellcat has something to do with it? Wanna bet the Charger Hellcat is going to keep that going?

    That's what Kuniskis is betting on, anyway. At the reveal event, he pointed to the super Charger and summed it all up: "The conversation is changing about the brand because of things like this."

  14. Obviously not. I do find it surpassing that it is noticeably faster than the Challenger Hellcat.

    You should get one of these old man, you are still in the trade aren't you? Surely you could get mates rates?
  15. #18 V8stangman, Oct 1, 2014
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    Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Rips a 2.9 0-60 Time

    The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is faster than a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 under certain conditions.

    Following today’s announcement that the Corvette Z06 will accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in a blistering 2.95 seconds, TorqueNews is reporting that the Charger SRT Hellcat will do it in 2.9 seconds when equipped with drag radials. Even more impressive, the 707-hp sedan ran the quarter mile in just 10.7 seconds, showing just how much of an improvement drag radials can make on a high-performance vehicle.

    With stock tires, the Charger SRT Hellcat runs the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds despite its 4,500-lb weight and it’ll be interesting to see the battles going down at your local racetrack once these high-powered muscle cars start arriving at dealerships.

  16. #19 burner, Oct 2, 2014
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    This has enough power.
  17. This is pretty cool. Bring to AUS please.

    But that center console is straight out of #$%#ing 1993. WTF
  18. Challenger Hellcat has a better dash, but this is faster.
  19. These cars are so ridiculous... I have already seen a Charger Hellcat on the road and its just so unassuming. The ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing of the automotive world. Imagine being 18 and picking up a girl from her parents house. Dad super pleased daughter is not going out with some racer douche bf.... drive down the block and unleash 707 horsepower.

    I want to be 18 and have this car. FUckkkkkkkkkkkk
  20. it's a chrysler
    iprobably shares 60% of parts with a 1993 dodge ram and 7 of 8 cupholders will be broken by week 3

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