2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Revealed in Detroit

Courtesy of the Manufacturer Patrick M Hoey

ROYAL OAK, Michigan – This ought to finally silence the old-timers who complained that real Dodge Chargers have only two doors. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is 0.2 second quicker in the quarter mile than its Challenger brother, despite -- or really, because of -- its extra 100 pounds. The four-door sedan’s body is 12 percent slipperier than the Hellcat two-door coupe’s, an advantage that pushes the Charger SRT Hellcat up by 5 miles per hour, to 204 mph.

“It’s the quickest, fastest, most powerful sedan in the world. No asterisks,” said Dodge brand president and CEO Tim Kuniskis.

“The extra weight helps get it off the line,” Kuniskis said, in explaining the 0.2-second quarter-mile advantage over the Challenger SRT Hellcat. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat weighs about 4560 pounds and will be available only with the eight-speed automatic (the Challenger Hellcat will come with either the automatic or a six-speed manual) and rear-wheel drive when it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2015. Dodge did not announce pricing, but expect something very close to the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s $59,995, including the gas guzzler tax and destination charge.

Trap speed on the Charger Hellcat’s National Hot Rod Association-certified quarter-mile time is 122.7 mph. Dodge says it will make the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds.

The Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 is based on the standard Chrysler Hemi engine architecture, though Dodge SRT claims the Hellcat has 92 percent unique parts, including the block, crankshaft, pistons and, of course, the supercharger. The eight-speed transmission has bigger clutch packs and wider gears. A unique fuel pump with a half-inch inner diameter can pump the tank dry in 13 minutes at full power.

Like the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the four-door Charger version comes with a 707-horsepower, 650-lb-ft rating.

Front brakes are six-piston Brembos with 15.4-inch rotors, and there are four-piston Brembos in the rear.

The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat also has a separate oil cooler and air-to-water intercooler. Its grille is narrower than on the newly face-lifted Charger, to allow for a larger lower front fascia air-intake. Like the Challenger version, there are NACA ducts on the hood bookending the center hood scoop. It has slingshot wheels with the “brass monkey” finish, sized 9.5 by 20 inches, with choice of three-season or four-season Pirelli P Zeros. The interior comes in black or sepia Nappa leather, with the SRT flat-bottom steering wheel, and optional red seat belts.

Like the Challenger version, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes with two key fobs: black to limit the car to 500 horsepower and red for the full 707. There’s also a valet mode to further limit power.

Kuniskis said rumors of production limits on the Hellcats are unfounded. “It’s not going to be 1200 units, that’s for sure,” he said. There are no plans to add the Hellcat engine to other platforms -- the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and even the Dodge Viper are obvious candidates. “We’re not going to put it into the Dart.”

The Charger SRT Hellcat also comes with a new engine badge on the front fenders, a badge Kuniskis says will be applied to the Challenger SRT Hellcat as well. “Hellcat” is the original internal codename for the 707-hp supercharged Hemi, much as “Charger” was originally an engine codename -- for Chrysler’s 273-cubic-inch small block V-8, before the name was applied to the 1966 Dodge Charger.

Vick Jong Isha
Too much customs in it for me... I want the classic look
It's amazing how the muscle car wars are developing. In this era of EPA, CAFE and environmental and political confines, this latest development from Chrysler is just plain beautiful. This is a 4 door sedan you can take anywhere, it's civil and with a tweak here and there, look out.
Michael Anderson
Looks like it made love to tron and then knight rider
Michael Anderson
Ryan Lange, this car isnt even out yet, how could it possibly have affected viper sales?
Michael Anderson
Keyur Kumbhani, so you dont think handling matters? Id take a tiny performance hit to get world class handling, and plus its an uglyass dodge
Kanav Gupta
Just wait until it sees a corner. It'll be eating German fumes.
Farrah Storey
Look a overweight dart...
BMW guy from SMF
Wow, finally got rid of that bulky front grill with the cross ... that was poor from the start.
Does anyone know where the photos were taken with the great white sand, clean new runway, airplane hanger with rusted steel, etc.  Maybe a new air museum?  In the US somewhere?  Utah?  New Mexico?
Eric Howell
I want
Texas Bubba
The Hellcat reminds me of 1987 Buick Grand National and Tea Partyers  --  loud, uncontrollably obnoxious, crude and ultimately fringe, memorable and a bad idea.
I was not alone in worrying that Fiat would downscale everything at Chrysler. I'm delighted to be proven wrong! But 60 mph in 3.7 secs is only 0.1 secs quicker than, for example, the BMW I8 with half the power. An 11 secs standing quarter mile is much quicker though, and this Dodge is much bigger and heavier. I'll bet even Steve McQueen couldn't match it in a Mustang, unlike its (in)famous black 1968 predecessor in 'Bullitt'.
Shagul Raj
Wade McGaghey
They should've lightened it up, and made it AWD. But, amazing power, let's see Ford do this with the.... Oh wait, they have no rear drive sedans. Chevroleft? Just the SoSo, which you can only get in one trim level? At least when they had the Pontiac G8, you could get different versions of the same car.
Richard Hawkins
Strange camera angle, the way the shadows and lights are on the side I thought this one has gotten into a wreck. I was thinking, "that was fast" lol
Stacey Suzana
Matt Noker
you know how your wife/gf is always on your case when you are engrossed on someguy website and are ignoring her?well she pulls that attitude with me and i said...check this one sweetie.she leans over my shoulder and says...oh i love the red one...i said yeah... and with 4 doors you can stash your purse in it.this is my idea of a great family car.
El'Akh Amine
Abdul Elba elle tu !
Maciej Aleks Cybulski
Then there's always the next Dodge - Charger ~ Violet Janiak Conville
Glenn Brown
A big dodge dart.
Vignesh Waran
Keyur Kumbhani
the handling as precision as an M5, no. Willyour M5, AMG, CTS-V or Audi RS be dusted in the 1/4 mile or highway roll-on? Absolutely. Nice job Dodge! I'm not even a Dodge fan, but this car is wicked!
Gunnar Douglas Kittelson
Hope not
Adam Lott
Phil Lott
Vivian Goodwin
Michael Fernandes
Vivian Goodwin
ask Michael Fernandes
Gustavo Alonso
Diego Alonso mirá este auto
Carlos Navarro
Can I see it in black please?
Jonathan Daniels
I hope it doesn't end
Jonathan Daniels
It makes up for the hideous refresh
Davide Cattano
Lets play with the cat
Creig Moser
An M5 has 560hp and weighs 4354lbs. The Charger hellcat weighs in at 4560 with 147 more horses to propel that 200lb difference. As an M3 owner, this IS a contender in that category.
Scott Stone
Must. Have. Must. Check. Trade-in value. Of. My. Jeep.
Joseph Smith
Love to see it attempt a turn! Lol. Nothing but straight line speed...
Jason James
That new front end is soooo much better than that old one! Chrysler is finally getting it together, it's about time
Ryan Lange
Pretty sad that this is faster than a Viper. No wonder no one is buying Vipers.
Nathan Wiskamp
Yeah, it is ending with this thing, because it is UGLY!
Adam Caran
Fiat Dart face. Sad.
Adam Caran
The front end a sort of looks like the down market Fiat Dart. Styling is questionable at best.
Jeremy John Gibson Brown
Latest superstar from Detroit appears to come with pre-stove-in side panels at no extra charge.
Carlos Zaga
Nice!!!!,Hungry for german's cara
Brian Brown
Rental car.
Tim Koehrman
Hillbillies with 700 HP. What could possibly go wrong ?
Jeremey Allen
Jerry Calvert
Thing looks awesome!
Greg Chudyk
It has four doors; that's just wrong.
Ross Rozanski
Hellcat Dart
John Agres
Jeremy Jimenez
Well I think it looks awesome but yeah the previous front did looked better.
@zaza890 Hilarious!  I'm lucky, my girlfriend drooled over the photo's before I did, and she can stash her purse in it too. 
Jason Culver
The Viper is still faster, has higher top speed by a hair, and handles and brakes much better. But that is a different beast. For their list prices, the Hellcats are pretty amazing .

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