Dodge is gradually revealing the performance numbers for the new Challenger Hellcat SRT as a sort of teaser to create more hype for the car ahead of its launch. So after getting us pumped with the news that it has 707 horsepower, they have now dropped the Hellcat’s NHRA-certified quarter-mile time. And it’s really good.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat runs the quarter-mile on with its standard Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tires in 11.2 seconds at 125 mph. With drag radials, the Hellcat does it in a mind-bending 10.8 seconds at 126 mph. That makes it the fastest production muscle car ever.
Drag strips are the natural territory for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This car puts the ‘muscle’ back in the muscle car with a 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat HEMI engine developing 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. It comes with a new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual.
“It wasn’t long ago that a 10-second car, was a full-on race car. The new 2015 Dodge Challenger raises the bar to a level some of us never thought we’d see,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands. “With the new Challenger SRT Hellcat, we’re reaching deep into our history and bringing back the notion from the muscle car era of the street and strip dual-purpose car. Not only can Challenger run 10s on the drag strip, but you can also fit your family and drive cross country. This new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the ultimate GT muscle car.”