Canadian-built and powered by a new, supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI® V8 engine, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is not only the planet’s quickest, fastest and most powerful production sedan, it’s also the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in North America.
With an output of 707 horsepower, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat’s unrivaled four-door performance numbers tell an impressive story, with an NHRA-certified, quarter mile in 11.0 seconds, 0-100 km/h in under 4 seconds and a top speed of 328 km/h.
The all-new supercharged V8 engine is mated to the new TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission, specifically engineered to withstand the horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque of the Hellcat engine. The Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers are the largest standard front brakes ever offered on an FCA US vehicle and are shared with the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
The all-new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes standard with two key fobs – red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full horsepower and torque potential of the SRT Hellcat engine, while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output. The driver toggles this Valet mode with a four-digit PIN code they create.
Whether its on-road or on-track, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat owners can personalize their drive experience via the all-new Drive Modes, controlled through the latest generation 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect® system. The Drive Modes – Sport, Track, Custom and Default – tailor the horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension.
The SRT design teams build upon the 2015 Dodge Charger’s new, modern four-door fastback exterior styling by adding a sinister-looking, unique front fascia, a larger power-bulge aluminum hood with a dedicated cold-air intake – a visual styling cue from the first Dodge Viper coupe built in 1996 – and dual air extractors to ensure effective removal of heat and reduced air turbulence in the engine compartment.
At the rear there is a new fascia, spoiler and 102 mm (4-inch) round exhaust tips. Filling the wheel wells are Slingshot split-seven spoke 20-by-9.5-inch, lightweight forged-aluminum wheels wrapped in with Pirelli P Zero tires.
The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat features a restyled, driver-focused interior, with premium, soft-touch materials and a new 7-inch customizable in-cluster display. A premium 900-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is available. The redesigned SRT-branded heated steering wheel features a flat bottom and thick rim for the high-performance driver. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat features redesigned heated and ventilated front high-performance seats with improved cushioning and more comfortable contours.
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