It recently emerged that Dodge is preparing a Charger SRT Hellcat to feature the same 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine of the Challenger SRT Hellcat. This potent new powertrain pumps out a truly ferocious 707 hp as well as 650 lb-ft of torque. Now the first spyshots believed to be showing the car have been revealed.
While there is some possibility that this prototype could be testing the ‘regular’ Charger SRT, the fact that this vehicle features the same 275/40 Pirelli P Zero Nero tyres as the Challenger SRT Hellcat as well as some massive brakes indicate it is infact the Hellcat. Additionally, this vehicle features a prominent hood scoop to help suck in extra air for the brutally powerful engine.
Confirmation about the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat’s existence comes thanks to official filings regarding the Hellcat V8 engine. To have the horsepower and torque figures verified for a car, manufacturers head to J1349 which is a third-party which verifies power figures. In the certification filing for the Hellcat V8, the Dodge Charger was listed indicating that the American firm wants to certify the same power figures as the Challenger SRT Hellcat for the new Charger.
If the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat does indeed retain the 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque readings, it will comfortably be the most powerful sedan on the market. That crown is currently owned by the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG which delivers 621 hp.
Unlike the Challenger SRT Hellcat, it is unlikely that the Hellcat equipped Charger will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. That means that its eight-speed automatic transmission is likely to be maintained but either way, the car will be absolutely brutal!