2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Runs 11.2-Second Quarter-Mile

We already knew the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat packed a 707-hp punch from its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine, but now we know just how quickly the muscle car will hustle down a quarter-mile track. According to Dodge's own testing, the Hellcat runs the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds at 125 mph. When fitted with drag radials instead of its standard Pirelli P Zero street tires, the Hellcat managed a 10.8-second run at 126 mph.

"It wasn't long ago that a 10-second car, was a full-on race car," Dodge and SRT president Tim Kuniskis said in a statement. "Not only can Challenger run 10s on the drag strip, but you can also fit your family and drive cross country."

These performance figures make the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat one of the fastest production cars available. For context, our reigning Automobile of the Year, the 460-hp 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, ran the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds at 118 mph. When we took the 580-hp 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 662-hp 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 to the drag strip two years ago, the former managed a 12.38-second run at 115 mph, while the GT500 did 11.78 seconds at 125 mph.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger's supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine produces 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, directed to the rear wheels either by a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Only a handful of U.S.-market production cars offer more horsepower -- they include the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder, and the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The Hellcat hits showrooms in the third quarter of this year.

For more on the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and to see it run its 11.2-second quarter-mile, check out the video below.

Calvin Hobbes
Slight computer mod and I'll bet you're in the tens.
Kevin Krause
Ya
Brian Baker
Kevin Krause
Brian Baker
Mike Klein
OldSalt
It also did 10.85 @ 126+ on street legal drag tires!! That's with the 8 speed auto! I highly doubt if the 6 speed manual could do as well!!! This car just shot to #1 on my bucket list!!!
Nitesh Vasani
Dodge Challenger Hellcat what a beast. Just unbelievable...Super Car with amazing perfromance.http://www.worldofautomobile.com/mazda-skyactiv-g-engine-technology/ http://www.worldofautomobile.com/mazda-3-1-5-car-review/ 
Syed Muhammad Fahad
It's a heavy pig. But it's American. So I like it.
Jeff Schulz
Dont believe it. It will then break. Like a typical Chrysler.
Dylan Fram
P-E-R-F-E-C-T
Dylan Fram
This car is by far the dumbest thing to hit the car world ever. good lord could it be any heavier?
Benjamin Leighton Jr
There is a V6 mustang with a single turbo running 10s in the quarter mile.
Shayne Holdren
Been a fan of the car but wasnt expecting that. I'm impressed
Collin Oskahpee
Stop spamming and maybe you would get some quality business
Collin Oskahpee
Probably 10s since it wouldn't weigh 4400 lbs like the fat cat.
Jeff T Curtis Jr.
If you read it runs tens with slicks Nhra certified
Jeff T Curtis Jr.
It's does run 10s with slicks
José Luis Vargas Aceves
Yeah, but it's impressive for a 4000 lbs aprox car
Trevor Rogers
I saw 4 of these today at a car show!
Mark Wentlandt
Pretty sure a 700hp Chevy Citation could run 11s.
Lane M
Your move Ford (and they'll make one)
Steve Abbatello
If I had over 700 hp under the hood I would expect mid 10s
CJ Abad
People at the dodge headquarters be like
WN
Holy hell that's quick for car that big! Nice job Dodge, now make it semi-affordable, unlike the Viper, and you will actually sell these things!

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