Dodge has recently released the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat as the “quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world.”
According to the American automaker, the exterior of the vehicle took design cues from the 1969 Charger. The front fascia of the car has been revised and now sports a blackened grill trim along with a splitter. A power-bulge aluminum hood is standard on the Charger SRT Hellcat and comes equipped with a cold air intake system. It also has dual air extractors that removers heat from the engine bay, ensuring optimal performance for the Hellcat.
At the rear, the C-pillar has been moved further rearward, emphasizing the “fastback” look of the car. A deck spoiler painted in body color adorns the trunk of the car while 4-inch diameter exhaust pipes govern the lower section of the rear-end. The Dodge Charger SRT’ signature racetrack LED tail lamps are also incorporated and sports the brand’s glowing ribbon of light that first appeared in the 2014 Dodge Durango.
It has lightweight forged-aluminum wheels that measures 20x9.5-inches and can be finished in either the standard Matte Black or Brass Monkey/dark bronze colors. Rubber is provided by Pirelli P Zero tires that are Y-plus rated to ensure grip even at great speeds.
Inside, the gauge cluster has a customizable digital 7-inch TFT screen while an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen is placed at the center dashboard. The steering wheel features a 360-degree heating element and comes standard with paddle shifters, audio controls, phone access and Ucontrol. The seats have also been updated, providing better comfort for the front and rear passengers. A 900-watt Harmon Kardon 18-speaker audio system completes the interior amenity of the Hellcat.
Under the hood is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that churns out 716 PS with 880 Nm of pulling torque and is mated to a new TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission with a top speed of 328 km/h. Two 15.4-inch disc brakes from Brembo are equipped as standard on the front and come with six-piston calipers.
A special feature for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a set of fob keys that come in red and black. The red key unleashes the full potential of the engine, while the black key limits the capabilities of the engine. Another feature present in the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat is the “Valet Mode”. This locks engine performance up to 4000 rpm, disables the paddle shifters, ESC is set at full-on, drive mode functions are disarmed and the car shifts gears earlier. The Valet Mode can be activated and deactivated via a 4-digit pin code that the driver registers.
The new Charger SRT Hellcat will go into production early next year and pricing will be announced as it nears its launch date.