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Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat In The Cards?

Jul 28 2014 12:15 PM | Dodge News
Dodge upped the ante in the muscle car wars with the introduction of the Hellcat V8 for the Challenger. The Supercharged 6.2L V8 makes 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which means you'll have no trouble with burning the rear tires. But what if you want all of that power in a four-door sedan? It seems Dodge has some plans for that.

Road & Track looked at the SAE J1349 certification filing for the Hellcat V8 and noted that alongside the Challenger, there is a mention of the Charger with the same engine. Road & Track reckons that the Hellcat V8 will be introduced sometime later or early next year as Dodge is finishing up work on the Charger SRT.

Stay tuned.

Source: Road & Track

HOLY HORSEPOWER BATMAN! 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Makes 707 Horsepower

Jul 01 2014 04:35 PM | Dodge News
One the big mysteries that has been surrounding the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is how much power does the 6.2L supercharged Hellcat V8 engine make. We've been hearing reports of somewhere 600-plus horsepower when this engine was still a rumor, and Dodge said the engine was capable of producing more than 600 horsepower. Well Dodge has finally answered the question and its a doozy.

The 6.2L supercharged Hellcat V8 engine makes 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. No that is not a misprint. This is most powerful muscle car on offer. This will be routed to the rear-wheels via a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that has been upgraded to handle all of the power.

There's more to the Hellcat. Much like th...

The Hellcat Is Real! 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Is Unveiled

May 24 2014 01:25 PM | Dodge News
For the past year, the rumormill has been churning with reports of Dodge working on a HEMI V8 engine with a supercharger that was capable of producing over 600 horsepower. This engine, codenamed 'Hellcat' would be placed in the Challenger. When the refreshed Challenger was shown at the New York Auto Show, many expected an announcement, but there was none. Was this just a rumor?
One month later, Dodge has revealed the Challenger SRT Hellcat. Those rumors were very true.
The SRT Hellcat features a 6.2L HEMI V8 with "over 600 hp" (Dodge said they are finalizing performance figures) which goes through a six-speed manual or a new eight-speed automatic. Like most performance vehicles, the Challenger SRT H...

Dodge Tries A New One-Year Lease Program On The Challenger and Charger

Apr 14 2014 10:15 AM | William Maley in Dodge News

Whenever an automaker reveals a new model at an auto show, they tend to have a difficult time trying to sell the current model. But Dodge is going to try something new they hope will alleviate that problem.   The Dodge Double-Down will offer buyer...

Rumorpile: Dodge Challenger With The Hellcat V8 To Debut At Detroit

Jan 10 2014 02:55 PM | William Maley in Dodge News

The past year saw us report on a new high-performance engine from Chrysler with the codename of Hellcat. This engine is a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 producing 600+ horsepower and is reportedly going into the Challenger sometime this year. Well a new rum...

Rumorpile: Dodge Dart Coming With A V6

Nov 18 2013 08:25 AM | William Maley in Dodge News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 18, 2013   Chrysler could be going down a different road with their compact car according to a new report from Allpar. The site has learned from sources that a small group of engineers tackl...

SEMA Show: 2014 Dodge Challenger Gets Shaken and Mopar-ed

Nov 05 2013 07:31 PM | William Maley in Dodge News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 5, 2013   The Dodge Challenger is getting some love for the 2014 model year with the introduction of a new package and special edition at the 2013 SEMA Show tonight.   First up is the r...