Dodge Challenger Hellcat highway economy: 10.7L/100km

Not that you’re going to be interested if you’re buying the 527kW Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, but the EPA has released the official highway fuel consumption figures for the ultra-powerful muscle car.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

According to the Environmental Protection Agency and the latest tests it has conducted for the unholy Hellcat beast, the supercharged V8 with the optional eight-speed auto consumes an average of 10.7L/100km on the highway cycle (11.2L/100km with manual).

The EPA hasn’t provided average economy figures, however, in comparison, the Lamborghini Avantador Roadster with its 6.5-litre V12 manages just 13L/100km on the same highway cycle. Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO at Dodge and SRT brands, said,

“The new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the perfect street / strip muscle car. As the fastest muscle car ever, the Challenger Hellcat can run 10-second ETs at the track, and then get 22 miles per gallon on the drive home. With a starting price of US$59,995, there’s nothing else that even comes close.”

This is a pretty good result, especially considered the Hellcat’s awesome performance potential. To refresh your memory, the Hellcat is Chrysler’s most powerful V8 it has ever made.

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Under the bonnet sits a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 producing a colossal 527kW of power and 880Nm of torque. It’s capable of running the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds from factory with street-legal drag radial tyres (11.2 with factory tyres).

To compare it with anything in its segment, the Hellcat blows everything out of the water in terms of performance. As for economy, it is very close – you just have to remember the epic power.

The auto FPV GT (335kW) uses 9.8L/100km on the highway, the auto HSV GTS (430kW) uses 11.8L/100km, while the auto-only Chrysler 300 SRT8 (347kW) uses 8.7L/100km on the highway.

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.