If you’ve been paying attention to the automotive news the past few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard all the buzz surrounding the unveiling of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The most powerful factory muscle car ever produced (707hp) now has a twin brother – the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Unveiled yesterday, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat produces an equal amount of horsepower to the Challenger in Charger skin with slight differentials in drivetrain. Both cars promise to lead class in performance, eclipsing (on raw numbers at least) competitors like the Ford Shelby GT 500, Chevy Z28 Camaro, BMW M5, Mercedes E63 and Cadillac CTSV among others.
The Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats will arrive at U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2015. Pricing will be announced closer to launch. Here are some highlights to chew on:
-707 horsepower with 650 lb-ft torque
-10.8 second quarter mile elapsed time with a top speed of 204mph
-6.2 liter supercharged hemi
-6 speed manual transmission (Challenger), 8-speed torqueflight automatic (Charger)
-15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers (Chrysler’s biggest ever)
-20 x 9.5-inch forged aluminum wheels
-Alcantara suede sports seats
-Double wishbone/multi-link suspension with gas shocks
-3 driving modes: Sport, Street and Track
-Available in 11 colors
For more, visit DriveSRT.com
One last thing. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring your Hellcat to a Goodguys All American Sunday in 2015!