While hundreds of thousands of car lovers are gathered in metropolitan Detroit to celebrate muscle cars, Dodge is unveiling a modern day instant classic car. Dodge took the wraps off the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat that will produce a mind boggling 707 horsepower. Dodge revealed the Charger on Wednesday.
Earlier this year, Dodge revealed a Challenger SRT Hellcat model. Both of the vehicles will carry a new 6.2 liter Hemi Hellcat engine. While both vehicles will feature 707 horsepower, the company claims the Charger Hellcat will have a top speed of 204 miles per hour. The Challenger Hellcat will come in slightly under that with a top speed of 199 miles per hour.
In a statement, Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of the Dodge and SRT brands says, "The new 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat redefines itself again, as the quickest, fastest, most powerful sedan in the world." In its release Dodge claims that Charger Hellcat has a NHRA-certified quarter mile time of 11 seconds.
The 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat debuted in a restaurant on the famed Woodward Avenue, which is home to the annual Dream Cruise celebration. The Dream Cruise is known as the world's largest one day car event. Now in its 20th year, the cruise typically features more than 40,000 classic cars and more than a million spectators.
Woodward Avenue has significant muscle car roots. Back in the '60s, engineers from Detroit's Big Three came out to Woodward to test their latest muscle cars. Woodward's stop lights are every quarter mile. Late nights on Woodward often featured cruisers alongside engineers street testing their engine innovations.
The Charger SRT Hellcat will have an automatic eight speed transmission. The V-8 engine will produce 650 lb-ft of torque. In its release, Dodge says the Charger Hellcat will feature the largest brakes ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle.
Much like the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Charger Hellcat will come with two different key fobs. The special red key fob allows the vehicle to run at full power. The black key fob reduces the horsepower and disables some of the street racing technology, allowing the owner to control who has access to all that power.