The long-rumored 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat being executed its paces under dismal skies. Putting on yet small strips of camouflage on its front and rear fascias, Chrysler evidently really feels that, since the 2015 Challenger upgrade was disclosed at the New york city auto program, masking steps are no more needed for the Hellcat’s almost similar exterior.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Design – Exterior and Interior
Similar to the facelifted 2015 Challenger we’ve seen last month, the Hellcat also profits from a 1971-inspired update. The split front grille has actually been replaced by a cleaner piece, the different taillights and the pronounced power-bulge hood have actually been maintained on the SRT SRT-prepped machine. Those aren’t the only recognizable differences on the Hellcat. The hood now features twin air extractors for far better heat elimination and lowered air turbulence in the engine compartment, as well as an exclusive Air Catcher inlet port.
An upgraded bumper with quad projector lamps adds to the Hellcat’s menacing looks, while a huge splitter pushes the muscle auto harder to the ground. ‘Round back, differences are less noticeable, however the Hellcat does feature a taller spoiler that wears an “SRT” company logo on the ideal side.
From the side, the Hellcat stands out, thanks to its “Supercharged” fender badges, an upgraded back frame and new side sills, which have been carefully tuned in the wind tunnel for enhanced aerodynamic properties.
Dodge is supplying no less than 11 exterior paint shades for the Challenger Hellcat, consisting of the brand-new, high-impact B5 Blue and Sublime Green hues introduced on the normal versions. There’s no double, full-body red stripe choice readily available on the Hellcat, being kept as an exclusive feature for the SRT 392.
The Hellcat’s interior is basically typical Challenger, yet there are a few details that set the supercharged version besides the regular models. The first things that catch the eye are the redesigned, SRT-branded guiding wheel with a flat base, and the unique assesses and electronic graphics that are completed in a Dark Radar Red tone. The Hellcat’s exclusivity continues with “Dark Engine Turn” light weight aluminum trims and French-seamed accent sewing for the leather-wrapped surfaces.
Clients that buy their Hellcat with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission will additionally get a new digital shifter with a driver-oriented T-handle. The hands-on version, on the other hand, will certainly introduce a throwback sphere shifter.
Much like the remainder of the Challenger SRT lineup, the Hellcat benefits from standard heated and ventilated front seats with big side reinforces and SRT-embroidered Nappa leather/Alcantara trimming. A Laguna costs furniture in either sepia or black will certainly be offered as part of a tools package.
The Engine range
Preliminary reports pegged the Hellcat’s numbers somewhere simply north of 600 horse power and with 575 lb-ft of torque, however recent statements made by SRT chief Ralph Gilles insinuated that the final number could cover the 640-hp result of the V-10– powered Viper. The current 6.4-liter Hemi creates 470 horse power and 470 lb-ft, and pushing the horse power number past 600 via forced induction is the easy part; making it resilient and tractable is where the work is done. [UPDATE: We have verification that the supercharged engine will displace 6.2 litres.] Records are that the Hemi will back up to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automated.
All Charger SRT models come conventional with dual front, front side and side-curtain airbags along with a vehicle driver’s knee airbag and footing and security control systems.
As the range-topping design in the Challenger lineup, the SRT contends against effective competitors like the 650-horsepower Ford Shelby GT500 and the 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Price
The 707-horsepower missile will retail from $59,995 leaving out $995 location and including $2,100 gas-guzzler tax; $1,700 gas-guzzler tax on designs with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic. The sticker label makes the Hellcat a lot more costly compared to both the supercharged Shelby Shelby GT500 and Camaro ZL1, but puts it below track-ready Camaro Z/28. Nevertheless, the Hellcat is less costly than originally anticipated and quite the deal offered its substantial result and the lightning-fast, sub-12-second quarter-mile time it can return.
Formally one of the most highly effective, factory-built muscle auto ever before to present of Detroit, the Challenger SRT Hellcat sits at the top of the Challenger schedule, superseding the $46,000 SRT 392.