2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: Most Powerful Sedan in the World
Dodge calls the Charger “the world’s only four-door muscle car,” and the new 2015 Charger looks poised to maintain that reputation.
With Dodge positioning themselves as “America’s mainstream performance brand,” all models of the 2015 Dodge Charger will deliver high performance, but the Charger SRT and Charger SRT Hellcat are designed for “ultimate performance.” These models will deliver muscle-car performance while remaining able to function as a capable family sedan.
The key feature of the Charger SRT Hellcat is its engine – a 6.2-liter turbocharged HEMI V-8, which puts out a staggering 707 horsepower. This engine, also used in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, is the highest-power engine Chrysler Group has ever produced. Coupled with the new TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission and 15.4-inch Brembo front brakes, this engine gives the Charger SRT Hellcat incredible performance: A quarter-mile time of 11.0 seconds on street tires, 0-100-0 mph in under 13 seconds, and a top speed of 204 mph.
While its performance is impressive, there’s more to the Charger SRT Hellcat than brute force. The all-new Drive Modes function (also provided on the Challenger) allows drivers to customize the vehicle’s performance and behavior. Drivers can select from Default, Eco, Sport, and Track modes, or select Custom mode and dial in their own preferences for horsepower, shift speed, traction, and suspension. Additionally, the Charger SRT Hellcat comes with safety features to prevent unauthorized abuse of all that power. The vehicle’s black key fob limits it to a mere 500 horsepower (use the red one for full power), and Valet Mode can be enabled to lock out first gear and performance settings.
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the fastest and most powerful sedan available on the market. Its iconic, sinister exterior styling makes it stand out in a crowd, its performance lets it leave that crowd in the dust, and it’s still a capable, functional family sedan.