2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Review, Prices and Pictures – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Concept. 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat changes is one brand new car from Dodge that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Release Date.
News flash, The Horsepower War has escalated! The Challenger fires a major salvo with new looks and more-powerful engines. The base 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 now makes 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque; choose either a six-speed manual or a new eight-speed automatic. The aptly named Hellcat features a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. In our testing, we hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and the quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds. Sadly, only the automatic transmission is available.
Seven-hundred and seven horsepower is about as close as it gets to the output of NASA’s Challenger. The figure makes this Challenger more powerful than all but six cars currently on the market: the Bugatti Veyron now available only in 1200-hp guise the 950-hp Ferrari LaFerrari, the 903-hp McLaren P1, the 887-hp Porsche 918 Spyder, the 730-hp Ferrari F12, and the 720-hp Pagani Huayra. And, given the limited production numbers of those cars, any Challenger Hellcat will be more powerful than just about 10 cars total in the United States. Of the six factory offerings that are more powerful, just two cost less than a million bucks and only the roughly $330,000 F12 costs less than $800,000.
Some enthusiasts have been wondering why Dodge chose the Hellcat name for the supercharged HEMI engine ever since the first rumors about the new powerplant started to surface on the web. While he company has yet to provide an official explanation, it appears the engine is actually named after a Grumman World War II fighter plane that had its engines build by Nash. The now defunct company later joined Hudson to form AMC (American Motors), which Chrysler acquired in 1987.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Price
Pricing for the new 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat has been set at $46,000 – $59,995 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Interior
The Hellcat’s interior is basically standard Challenger, but there are a few details that set the supercharged version apart from the regular models. The first things that catch the eye are the redesigned, SRT-branded steering wheel with a flat bottom, and the unique gauges and digital graphics that are finished in a Dark Radar Red hue. The Hellcat’s exclusivity continues with “Dark Engine Turn” aluminum trims and French-seamed accent stitching for the leather-wrapped surfaces.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Exterior
Dodge is offering no less than 11 exterior paint colors for the Challenger Hellcat, including the brand-new, high-impact B5 Blue and Sublime Green hues introduced on the regular models. Unfortunately, there’s no twin, full-body stripe option available on the Hellcat, being kept as an exclusive feature for the SRT 392.
Just like the facelifted 2015 Challenger we’ve seen last month, the Hellcat also benefits from a 1971-inspired update. Although the split front grille has been replaced by a cleaner piece, the separate taillights and the pronounced power-bulge hood have been maintained on the SRT SRT -prepped machine. But those aren’t the only noticeable differences on the Hellcat. The hood now features dual air extractors for better heat removal and reduced air turbulence in the engine compartment, as well as an exclusive Air Catcher inlet port.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Rumor
The Challenger made its fateful return to Dodge’s lineup in 2008 following decades of remaining dormant. For the 2015 model year, the Challenger received a refresh that included a set of taillights that hark back to the 1971 model year. Those fancy taillights are small potatoes when compared to the big news of 2015, the addition of the 700-plus-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat.
The wait if finally over, ladies and gentlemen! Dodge has unleashed its most powerful Challenger ever the Hellcat. Rumored since early last year and initially expected to show up at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the monstrous muscle car was raised from the dark pits of Hell with a huge, supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 mill under the hood and an appearance that will make the Shelby GT500 tremble in fear.
“The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Dodge president and CEO, naming it “a true GT car with an all-new driver-focused interior.” The beastly coupe will be built at Chrysler’s Brampton Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, but production won’t begin until the third quarter of 2014.
If you’re as excited as we are, waiting that long to see and drive the most powerful Challenger ever made will be painful to say the least. However, that gives us more than enough time to go through all the details and find out what the Hellcat is made of. Aside from the supercharged, V-8 HEMI we’re already drooling over.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Engine
As for the other aspects of the 707-hp Dodge Challenger’s performance, the three-mode Bilstein shocks do a commendable job of taming body roll even in their least aggressive setting. Punch them up to Track mode, however, and bumps appear below you that you never knew existed before. Handling is very flat, and the steering quick and responsive but pinky light. With such a quick rack, it feels a little artificial. But this is a 4488-pound car that does an excellent job of handling its weight. The Challenger may not dive much under heavy braking, but passengers will, as the SRT hauls down from 70 mph in just 154 feet.
The new mill can be had with either the upgraded Tremec six-speed manual or the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic and comes with a forged-steel crankshaft and a unique, specially tuned crank damper. Also, squeezing so much power out of the 6.2-liter HEMI wouldn’t have been possible without the use of high-strength, forged-alloy pistons and heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads.
Though Chrysler has its 6.4-liter 392 HEMI engine available, the engineers deemed it necessary to destroke the large engine for added strength. The shortened stroke can mostly be attributed to a beefier forged-steel crankshaft held in place by induction-hardened bearing surfaces on the main bearings. Extra strength connecting rods are also present. The engine block retains its cast-iron construction, also for strength reasons, as firing pressures inside the cylinders reach nearly 1,600 psi. All told, roughly 90 percent of the Hellcat’s internals are new when compared to the current 392 HEMI.