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Jul 01

Hellcat Dodge Challenger cranks it all the way up to 11 with 707hp

Ralph Giles and the crew have gone off the rails over at SRT with today’s announcement that the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will produce 707hp. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s a lot. I read the headline of the press release followed by a few swear words I won’t repeat here. I thought the mid 600hp range is where the Hellcat would ultimately end up but I was off. By a VW Beetle. 707hp is amazing. Of course no one needs 707hp but that’s not the point. Not to mention you know you want it.
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Did I mention the car will also have 650lb-ft of torque to go with that heaping helping of horsepower. Not long ago I heard two industry insider types talking about the horsepower wars being over. Well they may just be because 707hp is going to be tough to top.

video, info, and more pics after the jump.


The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMIĀ® Hellcat engine, produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge’s most powerful V-8 ever and the most powerful muscle car ever.
dodge challenger hellcat srt
The Challenger’s new 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine is also the first factory supercharged HEMI, as well as Dodge and SRT’s first application of V-8 supercharger technology. For the first time in Chrysler Group history, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine comes standard with two key fobs — red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full 707 horsepower and torque potential of the Challenger SRT Hellcat engine; while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output of 500 horsepower.

In addition to the awe-inspiring 707 horsepower of the new Hellcat HEMI, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been redesigned and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe on the market with performance-enhancing technologies inside and out, including the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.
supercharged hellcat srt
The Dodge and SRT brands now offer the most complete lineup of muscle cars in the market, including the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT with its standard powerful and fuel-efficient Pentastar V-6 engine combined with the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that delivers 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon; the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T with the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI now paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission; and the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger and Challenger SRTs are built at the Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant and will start arriving in Dodge dealerships in the third quarter of 2014.

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