Today, as expected, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis pulled the cover off the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Set to go on sale in Q1 of 2015, the Charger Hellcat is the most powerful production sedan… in the world! Nothing is changed coming over from the Challenger, which means the Charger has 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
One difference, besides the body, is that the Charger is faster. On stock street tires, the Charger SRT Hellcat runs the 1/4 mile in 11-seconds flat and on top a top speed of 204 mph. That’s 0.2 seconds faster than the Challenger under similar circumstances.
The Hellcat Charger stands apart from the plebeian version with its Viper-inspired hood with heat extractors, revised front fascia for cooling, and a revised rear spoiler. Inside, everything from the Challenger SRT Hellcat is there, which means the quality and comfort is carried over.
The vehicle hasn’t be EPA certified yet, but Kuniskis hopes the Challenger SRT Hellcat hits 20 mpg on the highway; we expect that number to be carried over to the Charger. Pricing also hasn’t been announced, but we also expect it to be similar to Challenger pricing.
One point Kuniskis made sure to point out is that the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats are not limited in production to 1,200 units. Eventually, they’ll stop making them, but they have not said they plan on limiting production.
We’ll have more details and video coming soon. In the meantime, here’s our drive of the Challenger SRT Hellcat!
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