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    Default Dodge Releases Challenger SRT Hellcat

    Not my cup of tea, but it seems Dodge has gotten serious about the muscle car horsepower wars.

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    July 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat engine, produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge's most powerful V-8 ever and the most powerful muscle car ever.

    The Challenger's new 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine is also the first factory supercharged HEMI, as well as Dodge and SRT's first application of V-8 supercharger technology. For the first time in Chrysler Group history, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine comes standard with two key fobs -- red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full 707 horsepower and torque potential of the Challenger SRT Hellcat engine; while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output of 500 horsepower.

    In addition to the awe-inspiring 707 horsepower of the new Hellcat HEMI, 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 and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.

    The Dodge and SRT brands now offer the most complete lineup of muscle cars in the market, including the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT with its standard powerful and fuel-efficient Pentastar V-6 engine combined with the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that delivers 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon; the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T with the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI now paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission; and the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual.

    The 2015 Dodge Challenger and Challenger SRTs are built at the Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant and will start arriving in Dodge dealerships in the third quarter of 2014.

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    Which color fob allows it to turn quickly at speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    Which color fob allows it to turn quickly at speed?
    That one didn't get approved for production. They do have an optional brown fob that assists drivers in rolling on, breaking the rear loose and hooking into the immoveable object of your choice. Word on the SRT forums is that its the same as the red fob. Ill wait for the first youtube video..
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    That is seriously impressive output. Any guesses at price?
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    Not my cup of tea indeed . . .
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    I'm probably a dissenting opinion here but that thing is AWESOME!

    707 hp. Geez.

    I like the black key fob vs red key fob thing. That's what Ford used for the 2012-2013 Boss 302s. Of course, if I owned a Hellcat, only the red key would be used. And I'd probably lose my license within a month.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, for car guys like us, these are the "Good old days"!

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    Why the different fobs for only 30% less power?? The valet should only get 250hp, not 500.

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    If I was looking for a great dual purpose car (track day and street), probably wouldn't be it (figuring the price is in line with other top level muscle car offerings) but I really like the look and it would be a fun cruiser. Don't know where on the street you can use 707hp but would like a chance to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    The valet should only get 250hp, not 500.
    Because it takes more than 250hp to move two tons of American Iron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeColangelo View Post
    I'm probably a dissenting opinion here but that thing is AWESOME!
    You've already got an awsome track day project.

    Why not S/C the 'Stang and bring it up to 708hp instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    You've already got an awsome track day project.

    Why not S/C the 'Stang and bring it up to 708hp instead?
    Haha!

    Seriously, for a reliable, easy to maintain, and affordable track car, 320 hp is enough.

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    Hellcat? Meow . I want to like those cars, but when I see them in person they look like lifted trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Why the different fobs for only 30% less power?? The valet should only get 250hp, not 500.
    The lower hp key fob is for wifey . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Why the different fobs for only 30% less power?? The valet should only get 250hp, not 500.
    150 hp should suffice.

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    i foresee alot of tire warranties. 5,000 miles tires are bald...not sure what happened.
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    I think it'd be a hoot! I love cars you can steer from both ends...

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    I think the Challenger is the best looking of the current domestic muscle/pony cars. If they made a convertible I'd consider one for a daily driver - not the Hellcat.
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    I'm waiting for the Z/28 vs Hellcat track test.
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    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    ^^ I'm sure that test will include the 638 hp Mustang, whatever it is Shelby/Cobra/Cobrajet/GT/KR. I forget what it's called.

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