Dodge auctioned the first production 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001, the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever, for $825,000 at the Sept. 27 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction benefitting Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people with significant intellectual disabilities in the Las Vegas area. The Engelstad Family Foundation of Las Vegas matched the auction price, bringing the grand total raised for Opportunity Village to $1.65 million. With their generous donation, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat raised more money for charity than any other car in Barrett-Jackson history.
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The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful muscle car ever, now boasts a fuel-economy rating as compelling as the 707 horses hurrying from its 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® Hellcat V-8.
Equipped with Chrysler Group’s segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Challenger SRT Hellcat has earned a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 miles per gallon (mpg) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Combining our love of American muscle and off-roading. When products work well in the worst extremes, it will work that much better in normal use. No curb, parking gate, city ramp, pot-hole, or incline will ever be an issue.
Why should a car be limited to the road it drives on?
Meet the CONCEPT Dodge Challenger A/T with more muscle than ever. It’s sleek enough for the city nightlife and rough enough for the off-road landscape.
Mopar celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Gen II 426 Race HEMI® this year. More than 45 years after the 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Mopar package cars contributed to building the brand’s reputation at the drag strip, Mopar still lives up to its heritage by continuing to add to the lineage of high performance quality products.
Remaining true to its roots, the brand is continuing its commitment to Sportsman racing with the development of the next generation Mopar Drag Pak. The 2015 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak test vehicle is the next step in the evolution of the modern day package car whose earlier incarnations include more than 150 V8 Challenger Drag Paks, an additional fifty V10 versions, as well as 426 Race HEMI® upgrade kits. The Mopar Challenger Drag Pak is the only modern era package car to win the Stock Eliminator title at the U.S. Nationals and has also won Factory Shootout races.
The newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle – introducing the new 707 horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT – just a few months after taking the wraps off the new Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the New York International Auto Show.
Driven by the five SRT performance hallmarks, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 and Challenger SRT with the HEMI® Hellcat engine are re-designed and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupes on the market with performance-enhancing technologies inside and out. With 707 horsepower, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat features the most powerful V-8 engine ever produced by Chrysler Group – the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat debuted two months ago, showing off its great new engine – the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat. The unit produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower (520 kW) and 650 lb.-ft. (480 lb-ft) of torque. These figures make the Challenger the most powerful muscle car that Dodge has ever built. In fact, it makes it the most powerful muscle car ever.
For the first time in Chrysler Group history, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes standard with two key fobs – red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full 707 horsepower and torque potential of the powerplant, while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output of 500 horsepower (368 kW).
Chrysler’s TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions are getting famous for their fuel savings and emissions reductions. They feature advanced-technology automatics which are first of their kind ever made available to mainstream-brand customers. In fact, these transmissions are now powering more than one million vehicles, worldwide. Vehicles equipped with TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions are projected to save their owners more than 700 million gallons of fuel, if one compares them with their predecessors that featured five- or six-speed automatic transmissions. This means that the quantity of gasoline is worth approximately $2.5 billion at the pump.
Furthermore, they also contribute for the reduction of the combined CO2 emissions by more than six million metric tonnes. There have been achieved 19 Chrysler Group fuel-economy or driving-range benchmarks across four vehicle segments.
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.
2015 Dodge Challenger was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. It showcased its Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 enigne which produces 485 horsepower (357 kW) and 644 Nm (475 lb.-ft.) of torque. The unit is matched with a six-speed manual transmission or a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The car is also equipped with Brembo brakes and 20-by-9-inch aluminum wheels. The car sports 1971-inspired design in terms of both interior and exterior. However, it also includes new split grille, more pronounced and functional power bulge hood, LED halo headlamps and LED tail lamps.
Inside, the new Challenger includes 1971-inspired high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel, aluminum bezels and 14 interior color and trim options, including throwback Houndstooth premium cloth, Radar Red, or Pearl and Alcantara suede and leather high-performance seats. In addition, the eight-speed automatic transmission delivers world-class precision and fuel efficiency, along with Sport mode and paddle-shifting capabilities for enhanced performance and an improvement in fuel economy.
2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge Charger will be revealed at the New York Auto Show on 17th of April. The introduction of both vehicles obviously comes to celebrate Dodge brand’s 100th anniversary this summer. The first car was inspired by the classic Challenger that was and still is an iconic muscle car. What is more, the brand has revealed that both models are new from the inside out for 2015 and are driven by new powertrain combination.
In addition, the world’s most-successful, four-door muscle car – 2015 Dodge Charger – will also make a debut at the stage at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. For the new model year the Charger has received a full-body makeover with nearly every single body panel being resculpted.