Chrysler officially confirmed that preordered examples of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has begun shipping to local dealers.
Heralded as “the most powerful muscle car ever created,” pricing for this beasts only starts at $59,995. And we say only, because under the hood sits a massive supercharged 6.2L V8 with a whopping 707hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. And strictly speaking numbers, that’s a lot of car for the money.
Dodge has done so well to harness the demand, that they report around 4,500 buyers placed orders within five days of the Hellcat being launched. This also isn’t factoring any demand for the Charger SRT Hellcat either.
Check out the video and press release after the jump.
The Beast is Unleashed: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat On Way To Dealerships
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is most powerful and fastest muscle car ever with 707 horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine and a certified ¼-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour on street tires
22 miles per gallon (mpg) achieved with segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission; new six-speed manual contributes to 21-mpg highway rating
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $59,995 (excluding destination)
November 13, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The wait is over. The highly anticipated new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its supercharged whine is about to roar into Dodge dealerships across the United States.
Dodge and SRT received more than 4,500 orders for the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in just the first five days after orders opened in September. Those 707-horsepower muscle cars are now leaving the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly plant where they were built and making their way to Dodge customers across the country.
“The introduction of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has ignited the general market’s interest in the muscle car segment,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands. “The reaction from our customers and the general public has been beyond even our positive expectations, and we will work to build a Challenger Hellcat for every customer who wants one.”
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the fastest muscle car ever with a National Hot Rod Association-certified ¼-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour (mph) with stock Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tires. With drag radials, the ¼-mile run dropped to just 10.8 seconds at 126 mph.
The fastest muscle car ever is also the most powerful muscle car ever, thanks to the Challenger SRT’s HEMI Hellcat, which delivers an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6.2-liter V-8 is also the first factory-built supercharged HEMI.
Equipped with Chrysler Group’s segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Challenger SRT Hellcat has earned a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 miles per gallon (mpg) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Not to be outdone, the Challenger SRT Hellcat earns an EPA highway rating of 21 mpg when equipped with the new-for-2015 six-speed manual transmission.
In addition to the awe-inspiring horsepower, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been redesigned and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe on the market with performance-enhancing technologies inside and out, including the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a starting U.S. MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) of $59,995 (excluding $995 destination, includes $2,100 gas-guzzler tax; $1,700 gas-guzzler tax on models with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic).