The wraps were taken off the brutal 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat early last week and as you’d imagine, the 707 hp supercharged V8 performance sedan sent the automotive news world into a frenzy. After all, it is quite comfortably the most powerful production sedan on the market.
Since its release, we’ve seen an intriguing rendering of a Charger SRT Hellcat Convertible and now Hansen Art has created a Shooting Brake variant of the Charger. If Dodge was to create an additional bodystyle of the Charger, a Shooting Brake or an Estate seems much more likely than a drop-top.
As the name suggests, the Charger SRT Hellcat follows on from the Challenger SRT Hellcat and utilises exactly the same powertrain.
This powertrain is a truly absurd 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. In the Challenger SRT Hellcat, this engine makes it the most powerful muscle car ever and in the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat makes it the most powerful production sedan in the world easily taking the crown from the 625 hp Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG. As a matter of fact, the Charger SRT Hellcat completes the quarter mile in 11 seconds flat on street tyres, hits 96 km/h (60 mph) in 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 328 km/h (204 mph). It will also go from a standstill to 160 km/h back to zero in under 13 seconds. The Charger SRT Hellcat includes two key fobs with the red one unlocking all 707 horsepower!
Just like the Challenger, this engine is mated to a TorqueFlite heavy duty eight-speed automatic transmission capable of performing 160 millisecond shifts with rev-matching. Braking is provided by the largest brakes ever offered by the Chrysler Group and the same as those from the Challenger with 15.4 Brembo two-piece rotors at the front with six-piston calipers.
When discussing the performance of the car, President and CEO of the Dodge and SRT Brands Tim Kuniskis said, “For the last eight years, a large part of the Dodge Charger’s successful formula has been its many personalities. It’s a muscle car, a performance sedan, a family capable sedan; its success is that it can be any or all of those things, depending on how the customer chooses to equip their car.”