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    • Dodge swings for the fences and officially rates the SRT Hellcat at 707 horsepower for the most powerful muscle car ever built

      The most powerful muscle car? That would be the 2015 Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat. We knew the 6.2 liter twin screw supercharged Hemi V8 would have somewhere over 600 horsepower but nobody knew how far Dodge would push it. Well, they decided to drop jaws and top the 700 horsepower mark.


      This means Dodge is offering more power than any of its Domestic rivals. The Ford Shelby GT500's 662 horsepower has finally been topped. The Camaro ZL1's 580 horsepower does not even seem worth talking about.

      The question now will be how strongly Ford will fire back. They will likely want their title back so Dodge may have just pushed the GT500 over 700 horsepower as well.

      Well done Dodge, well done!


      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.

      About Dodge

      The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America's mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 1, 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge will be the "mainstream performance" brand within the Chrysler showroom. SRT will be positioned as the "ultimate performance" halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.

      From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and Dodge Viper SRT.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Dodge swings for the fences and officially rates the SRT Hellcat at 707 horsepower for the most powerful muscle car ever built started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 31 Comments
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        So is the "Hellcat" a special edition Challenger SRT or will all Challenger SRT come with the Hellcat engine? What is the price looking like for one of these? Sounds badass.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        All explained in the press release. They still produce the Challenger SRT but now they have the SRT Hellcat.

        Not sure on the price but it's worth every penny. I kind of want one!
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        I kind of want one too Click here to enlarge Price will probably be near what the new M4 will be
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Cars coming off the showroom floor with 700+hp is crazy.

        It's going to get to a point where it is going to start getting unsafe, wonder where they draw that line.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        To hell with the line.
      1. andrew20195's Avatar
        andrew20195 -
        Keep in mind that the GT500 is probably about 500 lbs. lighter than the Challenger. I'm not a Dodge fan, but of the big three retro styled muscle cars, I think the Challenger looks the best, sounds the best, and has the most comfortable interior.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by andrew20195 Click here to enlarge
        Keep in mind that the GT500 is probably about 500 lbs. lighter than the Challenger. I'm not a Dodge fan, but of the big three retro styled muscle cars, I think the Challenger looks the best, sounds the best, and has the most comfortable interior.
        Could not agree with you more.
      1. Mat Morkin's Avatar
        Mat Morkin -


        Click here to enlarge wanted to give this thread a sound track.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mat Morkin Click here to enlarge
        http://youtu.be/9Ra0DsbiNs0

        Click here to enlarge wanted to give this thread a sound track.
        I enjoyed this Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Pretty amazing! I give dodge credit
      1. Mat Morkin's Avatar
        Mat Morkin -
        It's not outside the realm of possibility that we could see 1000 bhp domestics you can actualy go the showroom and buy one day, it would probably be expensive, but obtainable. How much is a Bugatti $2 million? Chevy is already bumping the ZR1 650bhp, only 11 or 12 hp, but they're responding to Dodge, and if Ford does a V8 Ecoboost Mustang, or maybe twin turbo gt500, it would be over. The current gt500 claims a top speed of at or near 200 mph. Those cars seem like a value compared to the high horsepower European counterparts, and the seats can fit my fat American Butt! Happy birthday America! Thanks for being super badass all these years.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Badass. And it sounds amazing. But I'm more excited to see how Ford responds. They really have two models to play with - a GT350 that is lighter weight, track focused vs the GT500 that is heavier, but a HP monster. I'm guessing 725HP/700lbft out of the GT500.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        What will they change on the GT500 though? Just more boost?
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        I thought Ford set the homerun record already...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The Super Snake is not an OEM car. It's essentially a tuner vehicle.
      1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
        chrisisnapping -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What will they change on the GT500 though? Just more boost?
        they can go with a larger blower, maybe even larger displacement paired with it.

        I'm excited to how the 707hp marketing number of the hellcat translates to whp. Maybe Dodge pulls a ford (think 03/04 cobra) and drastically underrates it, practically forcing Ford/Chevy to come out with something in the 750-800hp realm.

        Would be nice to see a high 700hp Cobra, and a low 500hp Ecoboosted 5.0 GT Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
        they can go with a larger blower, maybe even larger displacement paired with it.

        I'm excited to how the 707hp marketing number of the hellcat translates to whp. Maybe Dodge pulls a ford (think 03/04 cobra) and drastically underrates it, practically forcing Ford/Chevy to come out with something in the 750-800hp realm.

        Would be nice to see a high 700hp Cobra, and a low 500hp Ecoboosted 5.0 GT Click here to enlarge
        I don't think they have much more room than 5.8 out of that motor.

        I'd love for them to not only claim 707 but an underrated 707. That's just plain sick.

        I hope they place this motor in a truck too!
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        I think like most other MOPAR vehicles it looks great, will sound great, but will be a slow heavy pig. It will be the most powerful and more than likely will still lag behind the ZL1 with it's measly 580hp...LOL I'm happy to see them putting some crazy power in it, but come on, they kind of had to with all the weight it brings too right? I'm really not all surprised. Now if this car can dip into the 10s consistently I'll be happy. Oh, and come in at less than $90 fully loaded.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        I think like most other MOPAR vehicles it looks great, will sound great, but will be a slow heavy pig. It will be the most powerful and more than likely will still lag behind the ZL1 with it's measly 580hp...LOL I'm happy to see them putting some crazy power in it, but come on, they kind of had to with all the weight it brings too right? I'm really not all surprised. Now if this car can dip into the 10s consistently I'll be happy. Oh, and come in at less than $90 fully loaded.
        Um it's not going to lag behind the ZL1 which is not a lightweight anyway.

        Heavy? Sure. Powerful? Yep. It's a muscle car.

        It will be less than $90k.
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        I think like most other MOPAR vehicles it looks great, will sound great, but will be a slow heavy pig. It will be the most powerful and more than likely will still lag behind the ZL1 with it's measly 580hp...LOL I'm happy to see them putting some crazy power in it, but come on, they kind of had to with all the weight it brings too right? I'm really not all surprised. Now if this car can dip into the 10s consistently I'll be happy. Oh, and come in at less than $90 fully loaded.
        Slow?? Highly doubt it with that much Power and instant torque from a blown v8 paired to a 8 speed auto. That combo could prob put a hummer h2 in the mid 12's lol I REALLY want to see this go into the jeep GC