The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been talked about for months as having “over 600 horsepower” but no one was willing to give out an exact number. That changed today as they officially announced that it will have 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Great googly moogly, that is insane!
Its new 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine is the first factory supercharged HEMI, and the first application of Dodge and SRT’s V-8 supercharger technology. It’s also the first time Chrysler will issue a car with two key fobs. A red key fob will unleash all 707 horsepower while a black key fob will limit it to 500 horsepower. That’d be the one you want to hand the valet, if you’d even hand this beast to a valet.
The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been redesigned inside and out to be a true performance muscle car with technologies like a new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and an interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.
If the SRT is simply too much for you to handle, there are several other Challenger options coming for 2015. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT equipped with a Pentastar V-6 engine paired to a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission will deliver 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon. There’s also the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T with a high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI and either a TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission or, lastly, the new 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack which will give you 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque in either a manual or automatic transmission.
Expect to the 2015 Dodge Challenger lineup in dealer showrooms in the third quarter of 2014.
And here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole is a member of the New England Motor Press Association and also writes for Automotive IT News, NerdApproved, and GeekMom. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.