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    HOLY HORSEPOWER BATMAN! 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Makes 707 Horsepower

    Mustang GT500 and Camaro ZL1 Owners, The Challenger SRT Hellcat Would Like You To Shut Up


    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.

    Source: Dodge

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    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.


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    :metal: Hell YES!!!! :metal: That is what American Pony Power is all about! Try to top that German and Asian brands! :metal:

     

    I don't think they're interested in the 'only goes fast, handles like total ass' market. 

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    :metal: Hell YES!!!! :metal: That is what American Pony Power is all about! Try to top that German and Asian brands! :metal:

    Porsche does make a car with 887 hp though.   The Bugatti Veyron has 1200 hp, but that is made in France even though Volkswagen makes it.

     

    But 707 hp in a non-super car is crazy, so kudos for Chrysler for going big.

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    :metal: Hell YES!!!! :metal: That is what American Pony Power is all about! Try to top that German and Asian brands! :metal:

    Porsche does make a car with 887 hp though.   The Bugatti Veyron has 1200 hp, but that is made in France even though Volkswagen makes it.

     

    But 707 hp in a non-super car is crazy, so kudos for Chrysler for going big.

     

    It's also much cheaper than either of those cars which means even a crazy middle income person can buy one if they want.

    That is a crazy amount of horsepower.  Awesome from a marketing standpoint, but it probably does handle terribly and shreds tires.

    I have to say I doubt it as even American has woken up to the need for auto's to handle better. Shredding tires, sure but then any auto company that builds 500HP or more into an auto is also looking to shred tires. Who does not like to do burn outs. :P

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    :metal: Hell YES!!!! :metal: That is what American Pony Power is all about! Try to top that German and Asian brands! :metal:

     

    I don't think they're interested in the 'only goes fast, handles like total ass' market. 

     

    Handling is SO MUCH BETTER than it was back in the '60s and '70s.  Handles like ass applies to a '69 Charger rather than this one.

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    Very interesting video that covers early info on the Hellcat but also comments on how Brembo is growing to become the standard for new brakes and flat mgmt to allow growth.

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