Already lauded as the most powerful muscle car ever—backed by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI engine that serves up 707 hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque—the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has now laid claim to the title of fastest muscle car ever. That came after the car recently laid waste to the previous quarter-mile record and reeled off an elapsed time (ET) of just 11.2 seconds—at 125 mph. And to be clear, that new benchmark was both certified by the NHRA and set with the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat wearing stock Pirelli PZero tires. After mounting drag radials at all four corners, the car delivered a 10.8-second run at 126 mph.
Said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands: “It wasn’t long ago that a 10-second car, was a full-on race car. The new 2015 Dodge Challenger raises the bar to a level some of us never thought we’d see. With the new Challenger SRT Hellcat, we’re reaching deep into our history and bringing back the notion from the muscle car era of the street and strip dual-purpose car. Not only can Challenger run 10s on the drag strip, but you can also fit your family and drive cross-country. This new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the ultimate GT muscle car.”
Of course, it's also just one member of the growing Charger lineup, which, for the new model year, will include:
- 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT—Packing a 300-hp Pentastar V6 engine but still capable of 30 mpg in highway driving
- 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T—Offering an easy entry point to HEMI nation with a 5.7-liter V8 that makes up to 375 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque
- 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT—Increasing HEMI displacement to 6.2 liters to enjoy up to 485 hp and 475 lb.-ft. of torque
All of which, including the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, are due in dealerships during the third quarter of this year.