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 the track key Ford used on the Boss 302, Dodge will offer two key fobs – one red, one black. The red key gives you the full 707 horsepower, while the black key restricts that to 500 horsepower.
Dodge says pricing for the Hellcat will be coming very soon, and production will begin sometime in the third quarter.
Press Release is on Page 2
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Is The Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever -- 707 hp!
July 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine, produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge's most powerful V-8 ever and the most powerful muscle car ever.
The Challenger's new 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine is also the first factory supercharged HEMI, as well as Dodge and SRT's first application of V-8 supercharger technology. For the first time in Chrysler Group history, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine comes standard with two key fobs -- red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full 707 horsepower and torque potential of the Challenger SRT Hellcat engine; while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output of 500 horsepower.
In addition to the awe-inspiring 707 horsepower of the new Hellcat HEMI, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been redesigned and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe on the market with performance-enhancing technologies inside and out, including the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.
The Dodge and SRT brands now offer the most complete lineup of muscle cars in the market, including the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT with its standard powerful and fuel-efficient Pentastar V-6 engine combined with the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that delivers 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon; the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T with the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI now paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission; and the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger and Challenger SRTs are built at the Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant and will start arriving in Dodge dealerships in the third quarter of 2014.