2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Overview
What’s New for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat?
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is an all-new model for the 2015 model year, based upon the popular Challenger muscle car. Since the Challenger SRT Hellcat produces an outstanding 707 horsepower, it’s officially the most powerful muscle car available on today’s market.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exterior
Just one look at the Hellcat’s exterior tells you how impressive this vehicle is. It boasts classic muscle car looks, with a hood scoop and intakes, two narrow grilles, and round, retro-looking headlights. The two-door fastback comes with automatic projector high-intensity discharge headlamps, Pirelli P Zero tires, and a choice of 11 paint colors, from the classy Pitch Black to the in-your-face Sublime Green.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Performance
Now we come to the real reason you’re interested in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: its performance. The Hellcat is equipped with a 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat engine (hence the name), which lays down an unbelievable 707 horsepower. This is the most powerful V8 engine ever produced in Dodge history, and it makes the Challenger SRT Hellcat the most powerful muscle car available today.
In addition to 707 horsepower, the Hellcat also lays down 650 lb-ft of torque. And in testing performed by the National Hot Rod Association, the car managed a 1/4-mile time of 11.2 seconds at 125 mph, making it the fastest muscle car ever as well as the most powerful.
Other elements of the RWD Challenger SRT Hellcat that make it a powerful beast include SRT tuned Bilstein® 3-mode active suspension, hydraulic brake assist booster, and a choice between a six-speed manual TREMEC transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Efficiency
When equipped with the manual transmission, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat weighs a hefty 4,449 pounds. Couple that with a 707-hp V8 and you have yourself a recipe for a gas guzzler, right? Well, actually, no.
Dodge reports that the Challenger SRT Hellcat gets an impressive 22 mpg on the highway when equipped with the optional TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission. Other fuel economy numbers haven’t yet been released (we doubt it’s one of the EPA’s priorities), but when compared with its competitors, the SRT Hellcat comes out on top.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Interior
With 707 horsepower, does it really matter what the Hellcat looks like on the inside? Perhaps not, but nonetheless it’s important for the driver and passenger(s) to remain comfortable during the ride of their lives. Luckily, the Challenger SRT Hellcat doesn’t disappoint. It comes with comfortable Nappa leather/Alcantara high performance seats, a leather-wrapped SRT flat-bottomed heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and touchscreen infotainment.
Additionally, the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s spacious back seats make your passengers’ journey all the more enjoyable, while the trunk is plenty big enough to pack for a weekend getaway.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Safety
When you have a car capable of laying down 707 ponies, it’s important to know that you’re also surrounded by the best safety features available. These include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Additionally, you’ll find antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag.