5 Intriguing Facts About the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
The more people try to wrap their heads around the Challenger SRT Hellcat from Dodge dealerships, the more enigmatic it becomes.
With beastly specs, a brazen attitude on the pavement, and eye-catching looks that fall somewhere between retro and futuristic, the Hellcat is its own breed.
Check out these five facts about the coupe and its unique ability to continually blow minds.
There Are Real Diamonds Inside
Chrysler has been using ruby-tipped robot arms to inspect their new 200, and Dodge has incorporated diamond-embedded steel washers into the Challenger SRT Hellcat. What’s next?
Because it takes so much power to rotate the Hellcat’s enormous supercharger, the crankshaft pulley must be held in place by extremely durable washers…hence the diamonds.
Red Key or Black Key?
If someone hands you the black key to their Hellcat, they probably think you have a little joy ride in mind. The black key limits the pony car’s powers from outrageous to slightly more reasonable.
With only 500 horsepower, how much trouble could you get into? On the other hand, drivers can stick with the red key and take advantage of as much of the Hellcat’s 707 horsepower as they please.
A Quarter Mile in a Flash
As certified by the National Hot Rod Association, the Hellcat can take down a quarter mile in 11.2 seconds in its factory tires.
With a V8 that delivers 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, why are we not surprised? All together it is arguably the most capable car in its price range.
Reaching the Peak
This muscle car tops out at whopping 199 miles per hour, and at its max, the Hellcat can gulp down 1.5 gallons of gas per minute. Pushed to the limit, you could potentially empty the tank in 13 minutes.
However, that’s only if the coupe is driven like your on the highway to hell. When driven just a touch more reasonably, its actually rated to get around 20 miles per gallon.
Considering its insane performance, the Hellcat’s price sticker is actually remarkably reasonable. In fact, it comes in $15K less than Chevy’s Camaro Z/28, which only has 505 horsepower.