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Two more doors, same 707 HP Behemoth for Next Hellcat

Posted by: Mark Bilek

You might remember this blog post that covered Dodge's announcement of the Challenger Hellcat at the MAMA Spring Collection this past May. Well, the MoPar folks just announced a Charger version of the Hellcat. With 707 horsepower, an NHRA-certified quarter mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds on street tires and a top speed of 204 miles per hour, Dodge claims the four-door muscle car is the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan ever.


As on the Challenger Hellcat, the heart of the Charger Hellcat is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Dodge and SRT designers also reshaped nearly every body panel with functional performance cues, including heat extractors in the hood, unique front and rear fascias and LED lighting in both front and rear.

The Hellcat engine mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels. Brakes are 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers. Wheels are 20 x 9.5-inch wide forged-aluminum shod with Pirelli P Zero performance tires. The performance suspension has adaptive damping with three-modes.


Like the Challenger Hellcat, the Charger Hellcat gets SRT Performance Pages that allow drivers to tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension as well as two key fobs -- one black and one red. (You'll want the red fob as it unlocks all 707 horsepower.)

Pricing hasn't been announced, but production is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2015. If you can't wait, drop on down to your local Dodge dealer and take the new Challenger Hellcat for a spin!



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