/2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Unveiled

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Unveiled

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Dodge unveiled today the Hellcat version of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI engine developing 600-plus horsepower. They apparently haven’t measured the exact figure yet, but still, hot damn! 600-plus horsepower in a car that looks like this and is called Hellcat … sounds like quite a recipe.

The signature features of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat include the dual air extractor hood and Air Catcher inlet port. It also gets a larger front splitter, taller rear spoiler, and redesigned rear valance, plus big SUPERCHARGED badges. It also gets retro-inspired split taillights.

The HEMI Hellcat is based on the standard 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT which comes with 392 engine producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The extra power in the hotted-up model is the result of upgrades like forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces and premium-grade, heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads.

One of the interesting features of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is a Valet Mode keyfob. This is the fob you toss a valet to park your car, and it changes a few parameters. The Valet mode limits the engine to 4,000 rpm, only allows first gear upshift, puts the traction control on full alert, and disables the launch control – all this to stop the valet from joyriding or drag racing your Challenger!

The new Challenger SRT rides on “77” eight-spoke 20 x 9-inch forged-aluminum “Hyper Black” wheels, while the Hellcat version gets “Slingshot” split-seven spoke 20 x 9.5-inch in matt lack. The latter also benefits from P275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zero Nero tires.

Production of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and SRT Hellcat will begin in the third quarter of 2014. They can be had with either the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic or the six-speed manual transmission.

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