The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a 6.2 Liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine with 707 hp. It can go 0-60 in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 199 mph. It has a humongous Torque of 881 N-m which can pull a jet at a speed of 100kmph.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has got big bass rumble and roar with 6.2 Liter V8 Hemi. And over the top the shrill manic whine of a supercharger. It takes 80 horsepower just to drive the supercharger. Neither is it a particularly economical one.
The SRT Hellcat engine is so powerful during development the manufacturers had to upgrade their engine test rigs or they would have torn to pieces.
The Hellcat is based on the old Chrysler 300c. And Chrysler 300c underneath is a 1990’s Mercedes E-Class engine.
The Challenger Hellcat has a power to weight ratio of 2.81 kg per horsepower.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a three-mode adaptive suspension for normal, sport, track. Buyers can choose a choice of a rev-matching eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission
Despite having a powertrain that can burn a whopping 5.6 Liters of fuel per minute, when not driven like an utter maniac, it can still return an impressive 8.5 Kilometers per Liter on the freeway. At full speed, it’ll drink it’s 70 Liter Petrol tank in just 13 minutes.
And in fact, it needs lots of air to mix with all petrol it’s drinking, so manufacturers had to remove one of its headlights and replace it with ram air intake to feed air to the engine. So they swapped eye for a nostril which resulting in more torque. You can see it clearly in the image below.
The SRT Hellcat is equipped with two separate key fobs; use of the “black” fob limits engine output to 500 hp (370 kW), while the “red” fob enables full output capability.
On the performance mode screen in the SRT Hellcat, you can measure G-forces, Braking distances, Reaction time, Lap history.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat costs Around ₹69-75 Lakhs.