When it announced plans for the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat a few months ago, Chrysler’s performance brand suggested it would deliver “600-plus” horsepower. It turns out that was a big plus sign, Dodge now revealing that what it is calling “the most powerful muscle car ever” will come in at a screeching 707 hp when it hits showrooms late this year.
All the numbers have taken a big jump. SRT Powertrain Director Chris Cowland originally suggested we’d be looking at torque in the range of 575 pound-feet. It turns out that will actually be 650 lb-ft.
But we anticipate that we can still take Cowland at his word, the engineering chief earlier suggesting that the 2015 Hellcat will be “bloody fast.” (more…)