Dodge’s 2017 Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge has made a name for itself in recent years building fast, all-American muscle. Ever since bringing back its Challenger model in 2007, Dodge has introduced several different versions of its brawny performance vehicle, including the R/T, the Shaker, and the Scat Pack. This time, Dodge decided to one-up itself and develop a tire spinning, smoke cloud forming monster of a vehicle with a 6.2 liter forced induction motor.  Dodge’s 2017 Challenger SRT Hellcat will come with a supercharged V-8 engine pumping out a whopping 707 horsepower at 6200 RPM and 650 ft-lbs of torque at 4800 RPM. The overhead valve engine, which features indirect fuel injection, will be paired with either a six speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Challenger Hellcat goes from 0-60 in a supercar-like 3.6 seconds with the automatic transmission, and a still-impressive 3.9 seconds with the manual. Dodge’s premier bad-boy will wear P275/40YR20 tires on all four corners, while disc brakes on all four wheels provide it with excellent stopping ability. The huge amount of horsepower make for a fun ride with plenty of juice to get up to speed quickly. It also makes for some very impressive burnouts. This month Dodge introduced an all-wheel drive version of the Challenger called the Challenger GT. That model will have a V-6 motor producing 305 horsepower. There are no plans as of yet to introduce an all-wheel drive transmission to the SRT Hellcat.

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