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$59,995 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat on 20" 6.2 V8 Supercharged 707 hp 880 Nm 1/4 mile 10,8 s
(from Dodge Press Release) The newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are
launching out of the gate at full throttle - introducing the new 600-plus
Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate - the 2015
Dodge Challenger SRT just one month after taking the wraps off the new
Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the 2014 New York Auto
Driven by the five SRT performance hallmarks, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger
SRT and Challenger SRT with the Hellcat engine are re-designed and totally
re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupes on the market with
performance-enhancing technologies inside and out. The Dodge Challenger SRT
Hellcat will feature the most powerful V-8 engine ever produced by Chrysler
Group - the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8.
"The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance
muscle car," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO - Dodge Brand, Chrysler
Group LLC. "Dodge is the Mainstream Performance brand, and now combined
with SRT, we are able to unleash a true GT car with an all-new
driver-focused interior and the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission
combined with the most powerful V-8 Chrysler has ever produced. The
Challenger Hellcat has been released!"
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT coupes will be built at the Brampton (Ont.)
Assembly plant. Production is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of
For 2015, the Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine is propelled by the new
supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8. Its 600-plus horsepower rating will be
the highest of any V-8 engine in Chrysler Group's celebrated history. The
all-new V-8 engine can be mated with an upgraded six-speed manual
transmission or a beefy, new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic - the first
such gearbox ever offered in the Dodge Challenger SRT's time-honored
This new HEMI® Hellcat engine is Dodge and SRT's first application of V-8
Supercharger technology, delivering the
full brand experience with fresh potency.
The breakthrough supercharged engine features a forged-steel crankshaft
with induction-hardened bearing surfaces. The result is a crank so
well-engineered it can withstand firing pressures of 110 bar (1,595 psi) -
the equivalent of five family sedans standing on each piston, every two
revolutions. And its unique, specially tuned crank damper has been tested
to 13,000 rpm.
High-strength, forged-alloy pistons - developed using advanced telemetry
measurement - are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with
high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like-carbon-coated piston pins.
The new supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 has premium-grade, heat-treated
aluminum-alloy cylinder heads that are optimized for superior thermal
conductivity. And its die-cast aluminum rocker covers are HEMI Orange.
In addition to the supercharged HEMI V-8 in the Challenger SRT Hellcat, the
new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT model also gets a power Boost with upgrades to the 392 HEMI V-8. horsepower climbs to
485 from 470, while peak torque jumps to 475 lb.-ft. from 470 lb.-ft.
The 392 also can be mated with a new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic or
the proven six-speed manual transmission.
All-new Drive Modes tailor the driving experience to each individual driver
Whether its on-road or on-track, Challenger SRT owners can personalize
their drive experience via the all-new Drive Modes feature. Drive Modes
tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission
shift speeds, steering (Challenger SRT only), paddle shifters (automatic
transmission only), traction and suspension. Drive Modes are pre-configured
for Sport, Track and Default settings, while the Custom setting lets the
driver customize the drive experience to their favorite settings.
-Custom - Allows the driver to personalize the vehicle's performance
-Sport - Delivers increased vehicle performance capability over the Default
-Track - Delivers maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry
-Default - Activates automatically when starting the vehicle
The Drive Mode feature is controlled through the Uconnect system and may be
accessed by performing any of the following:
-Pushing the SRT button on the instrument panel switch bank
-Selecting "Drive Modes" from the "SRT & Apps" menu
-Selecting "Drive Modes" from within the Performance Pages menu
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2015 Dodge Challenger 6 4 liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker models
The 2015 Challenger is available in eight trim levels: SXT, SXT Plus, R/T,
R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, 6.4-liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI
Scat Pack Shaker (late availability for Shaker). It will be built at the
Brampton (Ont.) Assembly plant. Production is scheduled to begin in the
third quarter of 2014.
Building on record-setting sales success as the segment is set to grow by
almost 50 percent in the next five years
Dodge is building on tremendous sales momentum as it introduces the new
2015 Challenger. In March of 2014, the Dodge brand reached a significant
milestone, with Challenger and Charger sales combining to sell a total of
more than 1 million units in the United States.The previous generation
Challenger scored five solid years of continuous sales growth. In fact, in
its fifth year in the market, when most cars are on their natural decline
curve, the Dodge Challenger set an all-time sales record in 2013, doubling
sales since its launch in 2009.
All-new Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gives Challenger best-in-class power
The story that packs the biggest power punch on the 2015 Dodge Challenger
is its new Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI powertrain. This new Scat Pack car
showcases the evolution of the performance brand while staying true to the
muscle car's 45-year heritage, with its roots harking back to Scat Pack
performance stage kits offered on 1968-71 Challengers.
With a best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft.
of torque (projected), the 2015 Dodge Challenger 6.4-liter Scat Pack and
392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker models deliver up to an estimated 113 more horsepower and
65-lb.-ft. leap in torque compared with the 5.7-liter Challenger models —
representing more than a 30 percent jump in horsepower and 18 percent
jump in torque. The coupe's best-in-class power enables it to turn mid
4-second 0-60 mph times and low 12-second quarter mile times.
An active electronically controlled Exhaust gives the 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat
Pack a deep, throaty Exhaust note in
keeping with its heritage and track-bred credentials. Performance upgrades
include Brembo four-piston caliper front brakes that deliver world-class
stopping power, enabling a braking distance of 60-0 mph in 117 feet,
performance suspension, an isolated rack-mounted electric power steering
system (with three settings: Normal, Comfort and Sport), all-new
20-by-9-inch polished with black pocket aluminum wheels, high-performance
tires, standard Dodge Performance Pages, which allow driver control over a
range of vehicle settings, including steering feel, transmission response,
stability and traction controls, and standard launch control. A Scat Pack
6.4-liter badge, a 180-mph radial-numbered speedometer, and aggressive
front splitter and rear spoiler with an embedded ParkView rear backup
camera complete the package.
A special Scat Pack Appearance Group adds a unique Bumble Bee rear stripe,
Gloss Black grille surround, HID headlamps and unique 20-by-9-inch forged
lightweight Hyper Black II matte aluminum wheels. The interior features
Scat Pack embroidered high-performance seats, premium embroidered floor
mats, animated Scat Pack logo in the cluster, a high-performance steering
wheel and premium Alpine-branded audio system with 276-watt amplifier (late
availability on interior content).
Challenger R/T models include legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine and
The 180 MPH 1969 Dodge Daytona: "Project Angrier"
The Smoking Tire heads to East Hampton to terrorize yuppies in the baddest
muscle car around: Mr. Angry's 1969 Dodge Daytona. Blasphemous to some,
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