When the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat officially hit the market, it caught the attention of the entire automotive world. When behind the wheel of this tire-shredding muscle car, drivers are initially mesmerized by the engine’s jaw-dropping power. Here is an overview of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Designed with a cast-iron block, the 6.2-liter engine has been built to withstand an extreme amount of pressure. This is good news for the drivers who want to take full advantage of the Hellcat’s performance capabilities. Meanwhile, a creative Air Catcher inlet enables the supercharger to suck in massive amounts of fresh air. The end result is an engine that produces an awe-inspiring 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. While the manual transmission will appeal to driving purists, the automatic version is actually quicker. When tested by Car and Driver, the big coupe hit 60 mph in a stunning 3.6 seconds. The top speed hovers around 200 mph.
A Dynamic Street Machine
The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat is more than just a burnout machine. Even the average driver will find the muscle car to be extremely manageable when cruising around town. Dodge actually includes a black key that limits the engine’s output to about 500 horsepower. The Hellcat is also a poised driving machine that can carve around a twisty road. Although this is a big coupe, an adaptive suspension enables it to hug the road like a much smaller sports car. An aggressive exhaust note further highlights the car’s brutal power.
Creating a Legend
The SRT Hellcat is quickly becoming a household name. Diehard Camaro and Mustang fans must respect what the Challenger SRT Hellcat brings to the table. The Hellcat can even be seen roaming the streets of Dubai. This proves that American muscle cars can stand toe-to-toe with some of the most exotic nameplates. Due to the Challenger Hellcat’s increased popularity, Dodge is producing even more for the 2016 model year.
While there are other exciting cars on the market, the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat has created its own niche. Not only is the coupe thrilling to drive, but its throwback styling also makes it a true head-turner. The most powerful muscle car ever continues to build its legacy.
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