2015 Dodge Challenger SRT was revealed at the New York Auto Show a month ago. Now the model is getting supercharged with the 600 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine. The Hellcat model also includes racing-inspired interior and new technologies. The new V-8 unit can be mated with a 6-speed manual transmission or the available TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic one.
Challenger SRT models also get a power boost to the standard 392 HEMI V-8 powerplant which now delivers up to 485 (357 kW) and 644 Nm (475 lb.-ft) of torque. The unit can be coupled with the aforementioned transmissions. The Challenger Hellcat comes standard with two key fobs in red and black. The red key fob unlocks the full horsepower and torque potential of the muscle car, while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output.
SRT’s “77” eight-spoke 20 x 9-inch forged-aluminum “Hyper Black” wheels come standard coupled with the Goodyear RSA2 All-Season 245/45ZR20 tyres. There are also available Goodyear F1 Supercar Three-Season tires. SRT Hellcat can also optionally run on 20 x 9.5-inch, lightweight forged-aluminum wheels with a Brass Monkey/dark bronze finish.
The exterior the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets dual air extractors, hood in standard body color or in Satin Black finish, Air Catcher inlet port, quad projector headlamps, integrated projector fog lamps, duck-bill fascia splitter and larger front splitter. The difference between the Challenger SRT Hellcat and the rest of the Challenger lineup is the “SUPERCHARGED” fender badge.
At the back of the car we see new signature LED graphic, a redesigned rear valance, taller rear spoiler with SRT logo. Challenger SRT 392 will be offered in 11 exterior colors: B5 Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Pearl Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat Pearl, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Redline Tri-Coat Pearl, Sublime Metallic Pearl Coat and TorRed Clear Coat. The twin, full-body stripes are available in Black Satin Gloss and Silver High Gloss.
Inside, the instrument panel includes a stamped aluminum bezel and 7-inch driver-selectable driver information display (DID) screen centered in the gauge cluster. The dashboard’s center stack houses the new standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen.
The interior is inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger. It boasts refined SRT-branded heated steering wheel with available paddle shifters, refreshed seats with improved cushioning and more comfortable contours. At the front the seats are heated and ventilated as a standard.
The seats can be wrapped-up in Nappa leather or Alcantara. They include SRT logos embossed on them. As an option, Dodge is offering the available Laguna premium leather in either sepia or black colors. The production of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT will begin in the third quarter of 2014.