Dodge presented two debut vehicles at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, which is set to be this year’s largest event of this type in the country. Both of these models are known as the Hellcat and include ample modifications to two iconic cars from the manufacturer’s lineup – the Charger and the Challenger.
While the models aren’t completely new, they include plenty of new technology and upgrades to both the interior and the exterior of the muscle-inspired vehicles we all know so well. So let’s focus on Dodge’s top full-size sedan – the Charger – and all the features of its brand new version which gets its name from the vehicle’s supercharged engine – the Hellcat.
The manufacturer calls the Charger “the most powerful sedan in the world” and they certainly have the data to back up their claim. The vehicle is equipped with an incredible supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8 engine which generates 650 lb-ft of torque and an astonishing 707 hp.
The engine is paired up with an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission which ensures that you’re getting the best that the engine has to offer at each and every instance. Moreover, the integrated launch control feature allows the full-size Charger to accelerate unbelievably quickly.
The sedan can drive a quarter mile from a complete stop in mere 11 seconds – that’s even quicker than the Challenger Hellcat! In addition to that, the vehicle’s top speed (204 mph) makes it faster than any other 4-door production car ever built.
The Charger Hellcat is essentially the same sedan inspired by the classic muscle car made in the 60’s and the 70’s. However, there are plenty of subtle changes all around the exterior which make the sedan serve its purpose better – overall, the Hellcat is a sleeker, more aerodynamic vehicle.
These small changes include a brand new hood scoop, a slightly redesigned grille which is now lower and larger, and a fiercer look for the front bumper. When you add all of these together, you get the most aggressive-looking full-size sedan you can currently buy.
707 hp under the hood doesn’t mean that the vehicle changed its class. It’s still a full-size sedan with a full-size interior, so you can easily fit your entire family in two comfortable seating rows with loads of head, leg, and shoulder room for each passenger.
The seats are upholstered with premium Nappa leather and Alcantara or top-of-the-range Laguna leather. Unsurprisingly, they’re also heated and ventilated for maximum driving pleasure in any weather.
Finally, the Charger Hellcat is stuffed with all kinds of modern technology to provide you with full control of the vehicle in addition to loads of entertainment options. For the latter, the vehicle comes with an enormous Uconnect touch-screen display, a great audio system, and a customizable information display behind the steering wheel.
The Hellcat features an advanced SRT Drive system which allows you to choose between three performance options:
- Street: Provides capable performance for the city streets or the highways and takes fuel economy in mind while equipping you with great acceleration for driving on conventional roads.
- Sport: Shifts the gears quicker and transfers more control into your own hands, making it perfect for quick driving on roads with a lot of turns and elevation changes.
- Track: Sets all the performance settings to the most aggressive ones – this one should only be used when you’re on track (hence its name).
The vehicle also comes with two sets of ignition keys – while the black one limits its performance and makes it more fuel efficient, the red one will provide you with everything the vehicle has to offer. So when someone asks to drive your Hellcat, you’d better keep the red key in your pocket!
The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was definitely among the top sights in the latest Chicago Auto Show. There were plenty of great new cars there, but the Charger, together with its sibling the Challenger, were the most powerful and some of the most performance-based options.
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