Dodge unveils 707 horsepower Charger
Equipped with a 707-hp. engine that can hit a top speed of 204 miles per hour, Dodge has introduced the 2015 Charger, noting the high-performance sedan's engine is the most powerful V-8 ever produced by the Chrysler Group.
According to Chrysler, the new Hellcat engine is Dodge and SRT's first application of V-8 supercharger technology. The 6.2-liter engine has premium-grade, heat-treated aluminum alloy cylinder heads that are optimized for superior thermal conductivity.
"For the last eight years, a large part of the Dodge Charger's successful formula has been its many personalities. It's a muscle car, a performance sedan, a family sedan; its success is that it can be any or all of those things, depending on how the customer chooses to equip their car," said Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO for Dodge and SRT Brands in a company news release. "And now, the new 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat redefines itself again, as the quickest, fastest, most powerful sedan in the world."
The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will feature the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque – making it the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in America, according to Dodge.
Among the high-tech features in the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat are the Uconnect Access system, Uconnect Access Services with roadside assistance, theft-alarm notification, voice texting, new 3-D navigation and the ability to turn the Charger into a Wi-Fi hot spot.
Inspired by its performance-enthusiast roots when Charger first launched more than 45 years ago, the new Charger pays homage to past muscle cars while offering distinctly modern all-new exterior and interior appointments.
A redesigned SRT-branded heated steering wheel features a flat bottom and thick rim for the high-performance driver. Standard paddle shifters are located on the back of the upper spokes. The buttons to control the driver-configurable, full-color thin-film transistor display are large and illuminated.
The Charger SRT Hellcat allows owners to personalize their driving experience, via the all-new Drive Modes feature. Drive Modes tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension. Drive Modes are pre-configured for Sport, Track and Default settings, while the Custom setting lets the driver pick favorite settings.
Filling the wheel wells are slingshot, split-seven spoke 20 x 9.5-inch, lightweight forged-aluminum wheels with either standard matte black or available brass or dark bronze finishes.