Earlier this month, we told you that the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine that powers the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was rated at an impressive 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. Today, the manufacturer announced that this model will carry a price tag of $59,995.
This means that the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat is not only more powerful than the Dodge Viper but also much cheaper. Still, if you want a cheaper version, you should take a look at the 2015 Challenger SRT 392, which was a starting price of $45,995.
This model uses a 392 HEMI V8 that generates 485 hp and comes with new six-piston front Brembo brakes, 20-inch forged wheels, an 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, three-mode adaptive suspension and all-new Drive Modes.
2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack uses a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that delivers 485 hp and 475 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque. This model promises a sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in the low 4-second range as well as up to 25 mph highway fuel economy, and comes with a price tag of $38,495.
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T models are powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that delivers 375 hp and up to 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque. Pricing for this models starts at $31,495.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT models start at $26,995 and use a 3.6-liter Pentastar engine with 305 hp and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus has a starting U.S. MSRP of $29,995.
This model includes $6,400 of added content year-over-year, representing over $4,700 of added value. Prices do not include the $995 destination charge, but include the $2,100 gas-guzzler tax.
To improve the aerodynamic and functional capabilities of the new Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT Hellcat while appearing more aggressive, Dodge and SRT designers and engineers spent around 35 percent more time in a full-scale wind tunnel at Chrysler Group's site in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This allowed them to further develop and refine the exterior of these new vehicles, resulting to a re-engineered Challenger that offers optimal aerodynamic performance for a more spirited driving whether on the road or on the track.
Up front, the new Challenger comes with a face with an all-new vertical-split grille inspired by the 1971 vehicle. The car also features a larger, power-bulge aluminum bonnet with a dedicated "cold-air" intake, a feature derived from the first Viper coupe of 1996. The bonnet of the Challenger SRT Hellcat – finished in body color as standard and in Satin Black as optional -- features dual air extractors that help ensure a more effective heat removal as well as reduced air turbulence in the engine bay. Both the Challenger SRT and the Challenger SRT Hellcat have lighted all-aluminum bonnets.
The new Challenger SRT Hellcat also features the so-called Air Catcher inlet port that directs ram-air into the engine air box via the driver-side parking lamp.