2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – First Drive

The supercharged Hellcat 6.2-liter HEMI V8 produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This gargantuan amount of power – routed either through a six-speed automatic or an emboldened eight-speed automatic – will send the Challenger to 60 in the mid-three-second range and onto a top speed of 199 mph. And if you hadn’t heard, it’ll do a quarter-mile run in 11.2 seconds. 

Untrained eyes might not tell, but the Dodge Challenger has been refreshed for 2015. Its exterior, while mostly the same, is slightly tweaked to resemble the 1971 Challenger, with its split front grille and enlarged hood bulge. Modernizing a classic look, the Dodge designers have added LED head and taillights. The interior changes are a bit more drastic. While the Challenger was the last to get the ‘new’ Chrysler treatment, for 2015 it’s been blessed with one of the best efforts the brand has ever made. 

At the center of the high-sill center console is either a five-inch Uconnect or the option 8.4-inch color touchscreen. Even if buyers don’t spec the Challenger with all the tech options, a seven-inch color TFT display in the center of the instrument cluster comes standard. In SRT guise, that Uconnect does far more than radio, navigation, and climate control. It’s home to literally dozens of performance inspired apps. 

If you’d like to know more, check out our full review here.

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