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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat revealed, quickest production sedan

Welcome to the most powerful production sedan in the world, and also possibly the fastest production sedan in the world. This is the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, featuring Chrysler’s mammoth supercharged V8 engine.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat-driving-white

The Hellcat is Chrysler’s most powerful V8 engine it has ever come up with for a road car. It’s a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 producing a mind-blowing 527kW of power and a tree-stump-ripping 880Nm of torque.

Out on the tarmac, Dodge says the Charger can cover the quarter mile in just 11.0 seconds flat. There’s no mention of the 0-100km/h time, obviously that’s not really important here. It can perform 0-160-0km/h in under 13 seconds, and has a top speed of 328.3km/h.

You might recognise this engine from the Challenger SRT Hellcat. Australians have all of their fingers crossed in hope that either the Challenger or this new Charger reaches local shores some time soon, with the Hellcat engine. We have heard word that Chrysler Australia has considered the Challenger before.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat-rear wing

Aside from the mental engine, the new model is equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres, two-piece 15.4-inch front brake discs clamped by six-piston Brembo calipers, as well as a heavy-duty eight-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, the driver gets a reconfigurable seven-inch digital gauge, while front passengers use an 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system with a multitude of apps and driving modes. There’s also a Nappa leather and Alcantara upholstery, and two key fobs – a red one for all 527kW and a black one that restricts power to 373kW.

Production of the new model will kick off during the start of 2015. Keep those fingers crossed for an Aussie introduction.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Go Charger

    Question to Dodge Australia – What are your plans ? GM and Ford are abandoning Australia – and you are not talking up your muscle car options. Instead you have some very boring antiquated product line. I don’t want to touch an imported non factory version of a Hellcat at a ridiculous cost. Get Chrysler to drop the 300 and replace it with a Charger and Challenger – the 300 is so yesterday. You have the Jeep but is that all?

  • Concerned Economist

    Go Charger – AGREED! Opportunity lost if Chrysler doesn’t bring this thing here! What an absolute no brainer. No competition – which maker doesn’t like that! What are you waiting for Chrysler? A platinum plated invitation from Tony Abbott? incredible car with sensational motor – Holden should bump GTS power to at least 500KW before it leaves to really make a mark above Ford’s GTF on the dyno!!!! Then you’d have some Aussie muscle really giving this Chrysler some hurry up.

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