2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – Legends are not born, They are made!
People talk about the glory days of the muscle cars, the mid-60’s, early 70’s and how we will never experience such great times from the motorhead’s point of view. Well, we strongly disagree, we think we live in an amazing time, it’s happening right now! If you like 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat American muscle, there has never been such a great offering of cars as these days. Think of the bonkers 662 HP Mustang GT500, or the sharp Camaro Z28 – an excellent track weapon with supercar-like handling and now, the latest creation of Dodge, the mighty Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Inspired by its 1970 predecessor, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat promises to bring out the hooligan in anyone. The 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi pushes out no less than 707 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque, making this the most powerful production muscle car to day. It will do 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds and it will finish the quarter mile in low 11’s on street tires and high 10’s on drag radials. That is Ferrari 458 Italia and Nissan GTR fast. Not to mention that it will hit the 200 MPH Holy Grail of land speed. And, at around $65,000, it’s not very expensive either.
However, this is not an all-out racer and Dodge has considered daily driving as well. You can opt for a 6 speed manual or an 8 speed automatic. You can also have heated and cooled leather seats, air conditioning and almost any power feature known to man. Bluetooth connectivity, voice control activated infotainment, navigation, you name it – they have it. Actually, the whole interior has been greatly improved, both in looks and feel, something that has been often reported as missing in the past. You also get two key fobs, a red one to unleash the full potential of the car and a more tire friendly valet fob, which will limit the revs to 4000 RPMs, the power to 500 HP (still more than current top-of-the-line 485 HP 6.4 HEMI V8!) and will set the car in “street” mode, making it quite easy to live with, on a daily basis.
Handling wise, Dodge and SRT engineers have worked hard to improve the way the car feels on the bends and they did a pretty good job, too. The 2015 Doge Challenger SRT Hellcat is fitted with adaptive damping suspension, huge 20” forged aluminum wheels and the biggest brakes package Chrysler has ever used on their cars so far, 15” two-piece Brembo rotors with six-pistons calipers. The car will go from 0 to 100MPH and back to 0 in a very impressive 13 seconds. It feels sharp and precise, the steering has a nice feedback and there’s not much body roll. That being said, this is still a heavy car and the laws of physics still apply. Respect that and the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will not disappoint.
With the mean looks and the power to (over) match anyone, this is one muscle car we’re eager to see in showrooms later this year.