Things go tough, tougher, and even toughest sometimes for the current champ in a particular sector. The same thing has happened here for a beast which has roared the entire muscle car world for years. Yup! I’m talking about the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500, the dream car of all Americans. Now, with the rising of all new Challenger SRT Hellcat, we will witness a slight switch in the industry. While the third generation Challenger was started its production in 2008 by Chrysler Group LLC, none might have even dreamt about such an output from Dodge!
Let’s go detailed on what all make this machine different from others.
Exterior and Design
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat looks extremely muscular. Thanks to the designers, because the machine certainly has a rough touch. Seems like, the 2015 edition has got something cued from the 71 Challenger. Old is gold, right? And a minor alteration along with the old version becomes the most stunning of all time. Dodge followed the same measurement.
The air vent on the front bonnet makes the machine nothing but sexy. Its black front grille and duo rounded headlights match the beast up to the mark. 20-inch blacked aluminium wheels are the other major highlights when the machine is passed by, and then you could call it awesome seeing the monster’s run. The Dodge also got the tail lamp restored taking cue from the 1971 pattern. And between the tail lights, the 3D logo ‘Dodge’ is marked. Well, the beast has become sexier than ever.
Getting into the cab, SRT-branded steering wheel welcomes you. The steering is loaded with tons of switches for quick actions. Meanwhile, the unique gauges and digital graphics are touched in a Dark Radar Red shade. A 7-inch display has been mounted between the tachometer and speedometer, which provides all information that a driver wants at a single glaze.
The SRT Hellcat features heated and ventilated front seats with large side bolsters and SRT-embroidered luxurious Nappa leather/Alcantara trimming. "Dark Engine Turn" aluminum trims and French-typical leather-wrapped surfaces are also a part of it. Talking about the gear lever, the manual 6-speed is coupled with a throwback ball shifter, while a driver-oriented T-handle comes with the 8-speed automatic variant.
Engine and Performance
The Hellcat is powered by a gigantic 6,166 cc, Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V-8, 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled engine, delivering a peak power of 707 hp, and a tremendous torque of 650 lb-ft.
The machine is capable to do quarter mile run in just 11 seconds, while the speedometer clocks 60 from standstill within 3.7 seconds. The top speed of the SRT Hellcat is 204 mph. Would you believe it? Believe it or not, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful sedan and the most powerful muscle car in the world till date that is available in production.
Shelby GT500 is the right opponent of the SRT Hellcat. The Ford’s machine generates a peak power of 662 hp and a tremendous torque of 631 pound-feet powered by a 5.8-liter, V-8 engine. The GT500 does better when it is compared in 0-60 speed as it clocks the same within 3.5 sec. But, the top speed is 202 mph, a bit down to that of SRT Hellcat’s.
The SRT Hellcat starts from $59,995 excluding $995 destination, which means way costlier than Shelby GT500. If you don’t have that much to spend to own the most powerful beast, you could try the lesser powered SRT 392, which starts at $46,000. But, the thing is that you will miss the sportiness that the SRT Hellcat can only provide. So spending much on the SRT is never a loss as far as you can enjoy the tremendous power of the machine. Above all, the SRT Hellcat is the most powerful sedan in production now. So what else you need to pick up the Hellcat to your car porch?
A comprehensive review of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat car
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