2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat rated at an impressive 707 hp

Article by Andrew Christian, on July 2, 2014

Ok, we already knew that the 2015 Dodge Challenger powered by its all-new 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine is powerful as Chrysler told us that it will deliver over 600 hp. The surprise came today, when the manufacturer released the official numbers: 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.

This means that the new Challenger is even more powerful than the Dodge Viper, which uses an 8.4-liter all-aluminum V10 engine that generates 640 hp and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque. Still, for those who don’t know, the 2015 Challenger is offered as standard with two key fobs, red and black.

The black key reduces the engine output to 500 hp, while the red key fob unleashes all the 707 hp. For the 2015MY, the Dodge Challenger was re-engineered and promises to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe with a new interior inspired by the iconic 1971 Challenger.

If you think that the power delivered by the new Hellcat V8 engine is too much for you, then Dodge offers the smaller and fuel-efficient Pentastar V6 engine, bolted to the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that generates 300 hp and an estimated 30 mpg.

In addition, there is the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T, powered by the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission. The 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack delivers 485 hp and 475 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque.

Press Release

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Is The Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever -- 707 hp!

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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