Dodge pulled the sheets off the newest king of the four-doors at metropolitan Detroit’s Vinsetta Garage Wednesday morning, just feet from Woodward Avenue. The 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat sedan will prowl the streets with the same 707-hp output as the Challenger SRT Hellcat that was revealed a few weeks ago.
“This is a car that most brands would never have brought to market,” said Dodge’s Tim Kuniskis. “Sometimes you need to build a car that defines itself. It redefines practicality,” he joked.
The 2015 Charger Hellcat will go on sale in the first quarter of next year, Dodge didn’t reveal the price.
This sedan instantly becomes the most powerful in the world, eclipsing the BMW M5’s 560 hp, the Mercedes E63’s 550 hp and the Audi RS6’s 560 hp. The Hellcat gets 650 lb-ft of twist to go with all those ponies.
The sedan will use the same performance-oriented eight-speed transmission as the Challenger as well as the same beefed-up suspension. That bodes well for the Charger, which already handled better than the two-door Challenger. Dodge says there are no plans for an all-wheel drive model.
The new Charger SRT Hellcat will dance its way to an 11-second quarter mile time, with a top speed of 204 mph. That’s faster than the Challenger’s 199 mph. The 0-60 sprint goes by in just 3.7 seconds. It weighs in about 100 pounds more than the Challenger at 4,560 pounds.
Hood scoops, heat extractors and new logos differentiate the Hellcat from the standard Charger sedans. Low profile “Slingshot” wheels measure 20 inches in front and back, with 15.4-inch brake discs and six piston Brembo clampers.
Inside, the new Charger comes with go-fast tech bits like the track apps, g-meter and customizable performance settings on the central screen. Like the Challenger Hellcat, the Charger comes with two keys, one to unlock all 707 hp, another to slow it down a bit.
We’ll have more on the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat as it develops, for now, check out our review of its stablemate, the Challenger SRT Hellcat.
It was comical, really. A bunch of journalists, lined up on the drag strip at Portland International Raceway, waiting to take their turn in the 707-hp 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, one after the …