Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Eats EVs For Lunch With 707 HP, Makes No Apologies Whatsoever

With all due respect to Jackson Galaxy, the famed cat behaviorist featured on Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell," some cats just aren't meant to be tamed. Dodge's 2015 model Challenger SRT with its supercharged 6.2 Hemi V8 engine, also known as the Hellcat, is one of them. The Hellcat engine in what Dodge is pimping as "the most powerful muscle car ever" outputs 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft of torque, though if that's too much for your commute around town, just use the black key fob to limit the engine to 500 horsepower.

When you need the added power -- at the racetrack or when some punk kid in a souped-up Civic revs his engine at a red light (on an abandoned road, of course) -- the red key fob unlocks the Hellcat's full potential. Both key fobs come standard with every 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, which is a first in Chrysler's history.

Dodge Challenger SRT

Plenty of care was taken to ensure the Hellcat can withstand the kind of engine revving it's sure to receive. It has a forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces that can withstand firing pressures of 110 bar (1,595 psi), which is equal to five family sedans standing on each high-strength, forged-alloy piston at every two revolutions.

The Hellcat also sports heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads optimized for thermal conductivity, along with die-cast aluminum rocker covers in Hemi orange.

While the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT is certainly the cat's meow, there's also a bit of Viper in the vehicle. The Tremec six-speed manual transmission is derived from the Dodge Viper and features an upgraded clutch along with an external cooling circuit for durability.

Dodge's list of features seems endless and includes things like gas-charged adjustable shock absorbers, 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece front brake rotors optimized for performance, six-pot calibers for superior stopping power, oodles of creature comforts (heated seats and steering wheel come standard), and so forth.

Challenger Inside

Looking to own one? Every 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT is built at the company's Brampton, Ontario assembly plant and will start arriving in Dodge dealerships in the third quarter of this year. No word yet on pricing.
Via:  Dodge
twistedfate 5 months ago

Holy Crap.... I WANT THAT

Super Dave 5 months ago

Now THAT'S some hot hardware! I'd take a Challenger over the Camaro any day.

sevags 5 months ago

*YAWN* American muscle cars especially those trying to relive the styling from their origin eras are just so tacky. Really none of the throwback vehicles from any maker are attractive. They are all way too big, too heavy, and made with the cheapest worst feeling plastics in the interior. Such a huge and heavy car like this with all this power is just a sled on wheels I can't imagine this will corner well. Who drag races anymore? BMW M3/M4/M5/M6, Benz C63, Suburu WRX sti, Nissan GT-R, Lexus RC F, Caddy CTS-V are all real men's cars and all probably fall in the same price category as this challenger while not being too much slower in a straight line but able to corner the "hell cat" out of the SRT, AND having a much nicer/more comfortable interior to boot.

I commend Dodge for trying to keep powerful cars alive, but power doesn't equal performance. Can't wait to see the Stig drive it though on Top Gear next year.

inspector 5 months ago

Not bad, sounds bad ass xD. Not a fan of muscle cars though.

btw spelled calipers wrong :P

ScottArthur 5 months ago

And this is technology related how?

paul_lilly 5 months ago

The cool thing about having a scroll wheel is you can zoom past headlines that don't interest you. Judging by the activity in the comments section, many are finding this a worthy story among our other tech related news. And that's not surprising, considering cars are one of the most used analogies for power computing.

Ricofrost 5 months ago

I want one :)

WilliamRepkieJr 5 months ago

if it wasn't for the gas mileage it would get and the cost of buying it, I would love to have one.

StaticFX 5 months ago

still a fan of the looks of the camaro..but there is NO denying... damn that is  a sexy car.


JoshuaJordan 5 months ago

think that the first of the newer challenger that have lived up to the name

Mordymion 5 months ago

Great car and all, but I still want a Tesla. I can't say I'll ever afford one, but it's something to dream about.

infinityzen1 5 months ago

Already planned to replace my Infiniti with the new Lexus RC F. This thing is a brick with a rocket strapped to it.

StaticFX 5 months ago

[quote user="InfinityzeN1"]

Already planned to replace my Infiniti with the new Lexus RC F. This thing is a brick with a rocket strapped to it.


good luck getting your hands on one! lol those come out in the fall correct? ... and are there pics that arent the prototype out yet?

sevags 5 months ago

staticFX; the link to the car on the Lexus website is which is under the concept folder, however the car listed on the site with the images is the car that will be shipping in the fall. No major design changes are expected between now and then. What they should be finalizing now are color options, rim choices, etc. Also not sure where you guys are from but here in Los Angeles it won't be too hard getting the rc f even within the first few months, just don't expect any sort of discounts it will be full retail and lease payments should be high because of residuals for a new, hot, car. 

Inspector 5 months ago

[quote user="InfinityzeN1"]

Already planned to replace my Infiniti with the new Lexus RC F. This thing is a brick with a rocket strapped to it.


Infiniti is gonna miss you :( lol. But enjoy the RC-F gonna be great but i still don't like the way the grill looks on it xD

JordanCollins 5 months ago

Dear mother of god.

Natashabravo 5 months ago

I see it and I feel it.
That is  a sexy car!


I'm glad I can sees it.


chondro 5 months ago

sevags- an STI is a real mans car !??? bahahaha they're so small a real man couldn't fit in one.

scott stop being a party pooper

sevags 5 months ago

condro; yes a real mans car. So you are saying that real men must be 6'4 240lbs and above? So me at 5'10 175lbs am not a man? That is just one stupid comment you made. Have you ever seen lambo's and ferrari's? what about porsches? good luck getting in those then too.

Your size issues aside, have you ever driven an STI? watched the youtube videos? rally races? Top Gear test drives?!?! Always an amazing engine, ridiculous handling, take real driving skill to get one around a track, while the Challeneger? tell a 6 year old to hold onto the wheel tight and put a brick on the gas pedal and anyone can drive it in a straight line. 

ScottLail 5 months ago

Obviously there are poeple on here who have not driven the new musle cars they are not just straight line queens anymore they are well rounded performance monsters, and to dismiss them as nothing more the streetable drag cars does them a great disservice

sevags 5 months ago

scotlail; their suspension and steering have been upgraded but with that sort of size, weight, and power, once you really get going and open up all 707hp you aren't going to be turning well in this car let alone flooring it through a curvy track. No doubt this would be fun to drive, but it definitely won't be winning any races. 

chondro 5 months ago

So me at 5'10 175lbs am not a man? your words not mine, but ding ding ding

no, your comments on AMERICAN MUSCLE are dumb.

i test drove one and had to have the front seat 2 inches from the rear before it was some what comfortable.

the seats are built for people with little butts too.

the suspension is so tight it felt like it had none, not to mention they are fugly looking.

no thanks ill take big, smooth riding, sexy American muscle.

ralley racing in America is like soccer, kids like it until they grow up

sevags 5 months ago

Chondrites; your last comment shows just how low intelligence you have. Go waste your money on this pointless car because you have 0 idea what you're honestly talking about. If you want to race on an over course turning left for 400 and call that racing to right ahead.

sevags 5 months ago

Oh and your "no suspension" remark lolllll you are pretty pathetic, it's called SPORT SUSPENSION, it's so the car can turn and corner better. Your muscle car has spongy suspension because it's too heavy and isn't make to corner.

Super Dave 5 months ago

[quote user="sevags"] The car next to me and I both t-boned her at the same time throwing her into 2 other cars and a flower shop. Luckily a car on the other side of the intersection has a Dash Cam and recorded nearly the whole thing! My Fusion might be totaled :(.[/quote]

FORD FUSION? After reading your above posts I assumed you would be driving an Aryan Supercar. Big Smile

sevags 5 months ago

LMAO Dave! What I like, and what I can actually afford are two different things!!!! I have a new Fusion, before that it was a 2011 ford Edge, before that I did have a 2008 BMW 328i coupe the first for the e92 body style with sport and premium packages, before that was a 2007 civic coupe.  I just know that if I wants a fast car for the same price of the challenger there are many better options. Let us see what I get next? If my Fusion is totaled that is.

ScottLail 5 months ago

see where you like to buy your performance i prefer to build mine the supposed heavy hellcat (1000 lb difference from you preferred lower hp car) makes an excellent starting point for something "monsterful"

ScottLail 5 months ago

also before you think I am an american muscle snob, my current car choice is an extremely modified vw beetle 1.8t with larger turbo and plumbing, chipped and eibach lowered suspension and other stuff hehe can't give all my secrets away.

TwoFaceTony 5 months ago

I always wanted a car like that... i should start saving!

AndreasNiggemann 5 months ago

AWESOME !! Its like a rocket !! This is what i need Big Smile

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