2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: Four Doors, 204 MPH


The latest halo car of the Dodge line up may not necessarily be the Viper.  The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is all about big numbers.

Here are a few numbers for you.

  • 0 – 60mph in just over 3 seconds
  • A 1/4 mile time of 11 seconds
  • A top speed of 204mph, which is faster than the Challenger

The heart of those numbers of course, is the HEMI engine.  It’s a 6.2 liter, supercharged motor with 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.  That monster is connected to a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

How does it make that much power?  Dodge added a few details to the motor.

"This new Hellcat engine is Dodge and SRT’s first application of V-8 supercharger technology, featuring a forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces. The result is a crank so well-engineered it can withstand firing pressures of 110 bar (1,595 psi) – the equivalent of five family sedans standing on each piston, every two revolutions. And its unique, specially tuned crank damper has been tested to 13,000 rpm.High-strength, forged-alloy pistons, developed using advanced telemetry measurement, are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like-carbon-coated piston pins.The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 has premium-grade, heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads, which are optimized for superior thermal conductivity.[via Dodge. 2014. 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and SRT 392 Power 2015 Charger to New Levels of Performance. [Press Release] Retrieved from http://www.newspressusa.com/public/ViewPressRelease.aspx?pr=43352&pr_ref=4482]"

Prices were released for the Charger line up.  There is no better way to get a brand new 200 mile per hour car, than to get a Dodge Charger.  The body is more aerodynamic than the Challenger, which allows it to hit a higher top speed.  Imagine what subtle revisions to the body work could do for overall top speed altogether.

It would also make a great car for the Bonneville Salt Flats.  Imagine that.  Just play with the tire pressure a bit, and you’ve got a stock car going over 200 miles per hour.

I wish I could get my hands on one.