2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Spied

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Just after we got word of an SAE-certified Charger Hellcat, prototypes have been spied testing on Detroit roads.

The 707-horsepower Charger will become the world’s most powerful sedan if put into production. Even though its arch-rival, the Chevrolet SS, will get a manual transmission starting in the 2015 model year, I’m becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of an automatic only Charger Hellcat. The 8-speed automatic is not only a great gearbox, but I love the idea of perfect, launch control starts at every occassion. It’s better than the alternative: wrapping the thing around a telephone pole.

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  • 340-4 340-4 on Jul 28, 2014

    ...an 11 second Charger? This needs to come in a nice dark olive green or burnt orange. BTW, when does the build and price for the '15 models go live?

  • Tekdemon Tekdemon on Jul 29, 2014

    I can't believe I'm gonna say this but Fiat is actually doing the right thing with Dpdge...it doesn't even matter if this car sells in any volume but putti a 707HP V8 SEDAN out there pretty much says it all in terms of what the brand is all about, no more confusion about what Dpdge and what Chrysler are supposed to be. Dodge is going to be what Pontiac should have been but never was while Chrysler will be the mainstream lineup with the 200 and 300 and Jeep is well, Jeep. I don't think I've ever considered actually buying a Dodge but if they really put out a 707HP sedan I might have to reconsider. The car is completely ridiculous and absurd and shouldn't exist but damn it's fucking exciting and nobody ever gets excited about a four door sedan.