Just like its two-door brother the Challenger, the new 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat continues to stun us with its mind-boggling numbers. First there was the 707 horsepower output, then the surprisingly reasonable 64 grand price tag, and now an official EPA rating of 22 mpg.
Mind you, that is the highway rating for the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat. In the city you’d be lucky to get 13, and the combined figure will probably never pass 16 mpg. But those are still acceptable figures for a 707 hp hotrod; one that can run the quarter-mile in 11 seconds on street tires!
The key to this performance is a 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 engine featuring 1,595 psi (110 bar) forced induction, mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Together they propel the Charger Hellcat from 0 to 100 miles an hour in 13 seconds and on to a top speed of 204 mph. Keeping the beast in check are adaptive suspension, 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers and Pirelli P Zero tires on 20 x 9.5-inch wide forged-aluminum wheels.
“The new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a multidimensional phenomenon,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge and SRT Brands. “It is the quickest, fastest, most-powerful sedan ever produced – the world’s only four-door muscle car. Factor in its affordable price and 22-mpg highway fuel-economy rating and it’s clear that the Charger SRT Hellcat competes in a class all by itself.”Dodge Charger Hellcat Rated at 22 MPG,