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Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – fastest four-door sedan in the world

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat front quarter-1




Dodge has unveiled its high performance Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the US. While the Hellcat is unlikely to make it to Australia, we could still drool over its insane performance.

Equipped with a supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI Hellcat V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower (527kW) and 650 lb-ft (880Nm) of torque, driving the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is capable of firing the car to the quarter mile in just 11 seconds before hitting a top speed of 328.3km/h (204mph) – all accomplished on street tyres!

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rear

That’s not all, according to Dodge, the Hellcat is the world’s fastest four-door muscle car. It will do 0-100-0 mph in under 13 seconds.

The car is equipped with the largest brakes ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle – 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers and rolls on 20 x 9.5-inch wide forged aluminium wheels with 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zero performance tyres.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Drive Mode select

Owners can also personalise their drive experience via the all-new Drive Modes feature. There are three pre-set configurations – Sport, Track and Default, while the Custom setting lets the driver varies the horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension for a tailored driving experience.

Besides a monstrous heart, Dodge and SRT designers have re-sculpted and refined nearly every body panel with functional performance cues, including heat extractors in the aluminium bonnet, unique front and rear fascia and dramatic LED lighting, both front and rear.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat interior

Inside, there’s a new SRT three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel, 7-inch reconfigurable digital gauge cluster, 8.4-inch touchscreen, Nappa leather and Alcantara suede seating, premium materials and a choice of four new trim and colour combination.

Other high-tech features include a new Uconnect Access system, Uconnect Access Services with roadside assistance, theft-alarm notification, voice texting, new 3D navigation and the ability to turn the Charger into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

 

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