With 707 hp on tap, we always knew the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would be brutally fast in a straight line but we never know it would be this fast! The car is officially the fastest road-legal factory muscle car ever created with it completing the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds on production street tyres and a mere 10.8 seconds with drag radial tyres!
To put that into comparison, the Ford Mustang GT500 completes the same feat in the high 11-second region. Elsewhere, it is faster than a Gallardo LP 560-4, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Lexus LFA among others!
To help limit power of the new SRT Hellcat in not-ideal situations, it comes standard with a black key fob which limits power to 500 hp while the red key fob unlocks the full potential of 707 screaming horsepower! This power comes courtesy of a 6.2-litre HEMI V8 supercharged engine which we now know is the most powerful engine the Chrysler Group has ever produced.
Design changes include a new front fascia and all-new vertical-split grille. It gets a larger, power-bulge aluminium hood with a dedicated “cold-air” intake much like the original Viper coupe. The hood comes standard in body color and is available in a Satin Black finish. The quad projector headlamps are new too as is the larger front splitter and supercharger fender badges and notably, one of the headlights also serves as an air intake. The rear gets a split tail-lamp design and new rear fascia. The diffuser is a new design, as is the taller rear spoiler