Drive’s Matt Farah recently got his hands on the incredible 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and despite some appalling wet conditions, tested out the most powerful Challenger variant ever at the Portland International Raceway!
Under the hood, the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine pumps out a truly spectacular 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque! 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. According to first reviews of the car, the engine is just as exceptional as it sounds!
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 colour 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.