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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT With Supercharged Hellcat Engine Rated at 707 Horsepower


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Just the Facts:
  • The new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT is rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
  • The 2015 Challenger will arrive at Dodge dealerships in the third quarter of 2014.
  • Chrysler said it is claiming the title of the "most powerful muscle car ever."

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan The new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT is rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, Chrysler said on Tuesday.

The 2015 Challenger will arrive at Dodge dealerships in the third quarter of 2014. Pricing will be announced later this summer.

Chrysler said it is claiming the title of the "most powerful muscle car ever." This is also Dodge's most powerful V8 engine ever.

Dodge said the muscle car will come standard with two key fobs — red and black.

"The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full 707 hp and torque potential of the Challenger SRT Hellcat engine," Chrysler said, "while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output of 500 hp."

In comparison, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with the new LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine is rated at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, according to GM.

The 2015 Ford Mustang with the 5.0-liter V8 engine is rated at an estimated 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, according to Ford.

Edmunds says: Buyers of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will earn horsepower bragging rights.

Comments

  • Great - 1) Now will they actually build the car? 2) Will it be priced for hollywood star wallets only 3) I'm thinking $50K max and I "might" be in.... This thing most likely will be priced well beyond the muscle heads that want it just like the Viper, rare and rarely seen on the road.

  • gloss gloss Posts:

    1) Yes. 2) Probably not. 3) My guess is closer to $85k.

  • cobryson cobryson Posts:

    Uh, why reference the Mustang GT here? This is clearly targeted at the Shelby with 662 HP, no? Mustang GT=Challenger R/T Shelby Mustang = Challenger SRT Hellcat

  • igve2shtz igve2shtz Posts:

    If I recall, the Shelby Mustang will not be produced in 2015, but I agree, it is clearly a Shelby Mustang or Camaro ZL1 competitor - Not a Mustang GT or Corvette.

  • cobryson cobryson Posts:

    > @igve2shtz said: > If I recall, the Shelby Mustang will not be produced in 2015, but I agree, it is clearly a Shelby Mustang or Camaro ZL1 competitor - Not a Mustang GT or Corvette. You're right, that's a fair point, but it will surely be back in 2016.

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    That's big power sports fans! That sucker will be passing everything but the gas station.

  • throwback throwback Posts:

    We need one for the LT fleet!, There are sevreal styling changes for 2015, in addition to a new beefed up 8 speed. Improved refinement, these are important changes that are clearly worth reviewing, right?. Did I mention the 707HP?

  • 707 HP? We have trouble getting 600 on the track. And this with K&W suspension and Continental Semi Sliks. They should have changed first the solid axle, than ad more HP. At least the Hellcat will have a slip limited differential. I konow all the musclecars verry good (iam tuner), but still the Camaro is the best, second the Mustang and than the Challenger.

  • And my biggest concern is the pricing. When i see what a Viper costs i expect 85k like gloss. So be shure seated good when Dodge finally anounce it :)

  • jleno jleno Posts:

    What a waste of power without AWD the platform is made for. Better off in an AWD Charger.

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