2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge has officially unveiled the most powerful vehicle to ever wear
the Challenger name ? the SRT Hellcat ? complete with over 600
horsepower.
From AB
Dodge Unleashes Most Powerful Challenger Ever
All-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with 600-plus horsepower HEMI®
Hellcat engine delivers unrivaled performance, race-inspired interior
and new technologies geared toward the driving enthusiast
New 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat features the all-new
supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® ? the most powerful V-8 engine Chrysler
Group LLC has ever produced
New Challenger SRT's standard 392 HEMI V8 delivers 485 horsepower and
475 lb.-ft. of peak torque
Segment-first TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions
available on both new Dodge Challenger SRT models
Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine features new Pirelli tire
technology with class-exclusive standard Y-Plus rated four-season
tires to help handle extreme loads
Both 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT models ride on new, SRT-exclusive
forged-aluminum wheels
New Dodge Challenger SRT with the HEMI Hellcat features the largest
front-brake package ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle as
standard equipment
All-new, driver-focused cockpit is designed for true performance
enthusiasts with stunning style, premium materials, world-class
craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology
Functional, performance-designed exterior maintains Challenger's
original muscle car heritage and key Dodge brand hallmark
May 20, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The newly consolidated Dodge and
SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle ?
introducing the new 600-plus horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with
a Hellcat engine and its stablemate ? the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT
just one month after taking the wraps off the new Dodge Challenger 392
HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the New York Auto Show.
Driven by the five SRT performance hallmarks, the new 2015 Dodge
Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT with the Hellcat engine are
re-designed and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form
muscle coupes on the market with performance-enhancing technologies
inside and out. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will feature the most
powerful V-8 engine ever produced by Chrysler Group ? the supercharged
6.2-liter HEMI V-8.
"The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate
performance muscle car," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO ?
Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Dodge is the Mainstream
Performance brand, and now combined with SRT, we are able to unleash a
true GT car with an all-new driver-focused interior and the
TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission combined with the most powerful
V-8 Chrysler has ever produced. The Challenger Hellcat has been
released!"
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT coupes will be built at the Brampton
(Ont.) Assembly plant. Production is scheduled to begin in the third
quarter of 2014.
Awe-inspiring powertrains
For 2015, the Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine is propelled by the
new supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8. Its 600-plus horsepower rating
will be the highest of any V-8 engine in Chrysler Group's celebrated
history. The all-new V-8 engine can be mated with an upgraded
six-speed manual transmission or a beefy, new TorqueFlite eight-speed
automatic ? the first such gearbox ever offered in the Dodge
Challenger SRT's time-honored segment.
This new HEMI® Hellcat engine is Dodge and SRT's first application of
V-8 supercharger technology, delivering the full brand experience with
fresh potency.
The breakthrough supercharged engine features a forged-steel
crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces. The result is a
crank so well-engineered it can withstand firing pressures of 110 bar
(1,595 psi) ? the equivalent of five family sedans standing on each
piston, every two revolutions. And its unique, specially tuned crank
damper has been tested to 13,000 rpm.
High-strength, forged-alloy pistons ? developed using advanced
telemetry measurement ? are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods
with high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like-carbon-coated piston
pins.
The new supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 has premium-grade,
heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads that are optimized for
superior thermal conductivity. And its die-cast aluminum rocker covers
are HEMI Orange.
In addition to the supercharged HEMI V-8 in the Challenger SRT
Hellcat, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT model also gets a power
boost with upgrades to the 392 HEMI V-8. Horsepower climbs to 485 from
470, while peak torque jumps to 475 lb.-ft. from 470 lb.-ft.
The 392 also can be mated with a new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic
or the proven six-speed manual transmission.
All-new Drive Modes tailor the driving experience to each individual
driver
Whether its on-road or on-track, Challenger SRT owners can personalize
their drive experience via the all-new Drive Modes feature. Drive
Modes tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower,
transmission shift speeds, steering (Challenger SRT only), paddle
shifters (automatic transmission only), traction and suspension. Drive
Modes are pre-configured for Sport, Track and Default settings, while
the Custom setting lets the driver customize the drive experience to
their favorite settings.
Custom - Allows the driver to personalize the vehicle's performance
Sport - Delivers increased vehicle performance capability over the
Default Mode
Track - Delivers maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry
surfaces
Default - Activates automatically when starting the vehicle
The Drive Mode feature is controlled through the Uconnect system and
may be accessed by performing any of the following:
Pushing the SRT button on the instrument panel switch bank
Selecting "Drive Modes" from the "SRT & Apps"
menu
Selecting "Drive Modes" from within the Performance Pages
menu
Unlocking the power
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 horsepower and torque potential of the Challenger SRT Hellcat
engine; while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine
output.
Valet Mode is offered on both Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT with a
Hellcat engine. When Valet Mode is activated, the following vehicle
configurations are enabled:
Engine is remapped to significantly reduce horsepower and torque;
limited to 4,000 rpm
Transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than
normal
Transmission will treat the manual shifter position the same as the
drive position
Traction, steering and suspension are set to their "Street"
settings
Steering-wheel paddle shifters are disabled
Drive Mode functions are disabled
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is enabled to Full-on
Launch Control is disabled
The driver can activate and deactivate Valet Mode with a four-digit
PIN code they create.
Outstanding ride and handling
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT rides on new, SRT-exclusive
"77" eight-spoke 20 x 9-inch forged-aluminum "Hyper
Black" wheels. Standard 245/45ZR20 (front and rear) Goodyear RSA2
All-Season or available Goodyear F1 Supercar Three-Season tires
deliver serious grip and handling.
Standard wheels on the Challenger SRT with the Hellcat engine are new
SRT-exclusive "Slingshot" split-seven spoke 20 x 9.5-inch,
lightweight forged-aluminum wheels with a matte black finish;
available on the SRT 392 as part of the SRT Track Pack. New
P275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zero Nero tires (front and rear) provide
all-season traction while the newest tire technology from Pirelli
includes the class exclusive four-season tire that is Y-Plus rated to
handle the extreme speeds. Pirelli P Zero tires are available for
three-season performance driving.
Available on the Challenger SRT Hellcat are 20 x 9.5-inch, lightweight
forged-aluminum wheels with a Brass Monkey/dark bronze finish.
Benchmark braking
Standard on the 2015 Challenger SRT with the Hellcat engine is the
largest front-brake package ever offered in an SRT vehicle, featuring
all-new 390-mm (15.4-inch) Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston
calipers for outstanding heat management/thermal capacity and
longevity. This upgraded high-performance brake package is available
on the 392 HEMI® SRT model as part of the SRT Track Pack.
New anti-lock braking system (ABS), ESC and traction control systems
are uniquely tuned and configurable for specific tire and powertrain
configurations.
Aggressive and functional exteriors
Dodge and SRT designers and engineers spent 35 percent more time in
the Chrysler Group's full-scale wind tunnel in Auburn Hills, Michigan,
(compared with the previous-generation Dodge Challenger SRT)
developing and further refining the aggressive and functional
exteriors on the Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT Hellcat. The result
is a re-engineered Challenger capable of maximum aerodynamic
performance for spirited driving on the road or the race track.
At the front, new fascia designs and all-new vertical-split grille
provide a menacing update of its 1971 inspiration. A larger,
power-bulge aluminum hood features a dedicated "cold-air"
intake ? a visual styling cue from the first Viper coupe built in
1996.
The hood on the new Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine also
includes dual air extractors to ensure effective removal of heat and
reduced air turbulence in the engine compartment. The hood is standard
in body color and is available in a Satin Black finish. Both models of
the Challenger SRT feature all-aluminum hoods designed to reduce
weight.
Another key design element on the Challenger SRT Hellcat is the
exclusive Air Catcher inlet port, which feeds ram-air directly into
the engine air box through the driver-side parking lamp.
All-new quad projector headlamps give a more detailed appearance,
while a more aggressive brow "chops" the upper portion of
the lamp design for an even more sinister attitude.
Integrated projector fog lamps on the Challenger 392 SRT are pushed to
the lower corners to help accentuate the car's width while
illuminating the road. A new duck-bill fascia splitter helps improve
the vehicle's aerodynamics.
The Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine features a larger front
splitter designed for optimal downforce to minimize lift.
From the side, the signature muscular proportions and large thruster
rear-quarter panels stand out from the crowd, while fender and belt
lines tie together at the front and rear of the car to create a
sleeker appearance. Differentiating the Challenger SRT Hellcat from
the rest of the Challenger lineup are its "SUPERCHARGED"
fender badges. Black sills accentuate the proportions of the muscle
coupe and have been tuned in the wind tunnel to improve aerodynamics.
Out back, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT recalls the historic 1971
model's styling with a new split tail-lamp design and rear fascia. The
tail lamps feature the new signature LED graphic with its smooth glow
of light that can be seen from blocks away. A redesigned rear valance
helps the 2015 Challenger SRT models look more planted on the ground.
A unique, taller rear spoiler on the SRT Hellcat features a raised SRT
logo.
Race-inspired, high-performance interiors
Inside the 2015 Dodge Challenger is an all-new enthusiast-centric
cockpit with world-class materials, execution and technology. Key
elements are inspired by the interior of the 1971 Challenger.
The performance cockpit of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT carries an
essence of the 1971 Challenger, in an artistic and more organically
styled way.
The all-new cleanly executed instrument panel features a stamped
aluminum bezel, which sets the tone for the driver's display. For a
high-tech look, an innovative 7-inch driver-selectable driver
information display (DID) screen is centered in the gauge cluster and
provides an almost infinitely customizable display. The all-new DID
screen is flanked by new analog speedometer and tachometer gauges,
which provide a heritage-inspired look with concave shapes and a
hub-covered needle design, reminiscent of the "tic-toc-tach"
gauges from the 1971 Challenger. For the Challenger SRT with the
Hellcat engine, the fixed gauges and digital graphics are finished in
a Dark Radar Red tone to make it even more unique.
Additionally, the dashboard's center stack neatly houses the new
standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen. New for 2015 drivers can
select one of the many offered backgrounds to connect the digital look
and feel with their chosen interior package.
A new, trapezoidal shaped stamped aluminum center console provides
Challenger SRT's interior with a fresh look. The aluminum trim gets
one of two finishes, "Hectic Mesh" for the Challenger 392
SRT and "Dark Engine Turn" for the Challenger SRT Hellcat.
The console also exudes craftsmanship and style with leather-wrapped
surfaces and French-seamed accent stitching running from the back to
the front. Employing a unique, elevated design, the all-new center
console houses ergonomically located redundant button and knob
controls for audio and climate functions. An all-new media hub with an
SD card slot, USB outlet and audio jack is neatly housed inside the
center console's flocked armrest.
For those who opt for the segment-first TorqueFlite eight-speed
automatic transmission, an all-new and class-exclusive electronic
shifter with an all-new driver-oriented T-handle provides the driver
with intuitive gear selection and offers an Auto Stick selector gate
for added control. For those who prefer having a third pedal, the
precise and track-proven Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission
is fitted with a throwback ball shifter.
A redesigned SRT-branded heated steering wheel features a flat bottom
for the high-performance driver. Available paddle shifters (with
automatic transmission) are located on the back of the upper spokes.
The buttons to control the driver-configurable full-color thin-film
transistor (TFT) display are large and illuminated. Buttons for
Uconnect and phone access now reside along the bottom edge of the
horizontal spokes. Optional adaptive cruise control is configured by
buttons that are symmetrically opposite on the right hand side of the
wheel. As before, the highly praised audio controls are still found on
the back of the upper spokes. This new tilt-telescoping steering wheel
also has a 360-degree heat element.
To make cruises more pleasurable, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT
features redesigned seats with improved cushioning and more
comfortable contours. For improved comfort and convenience, new for
2015 are standard heated and ventilated front seats. The passenger
seat also has an easy exit/entry function to provide access to the
rear seat ? this is controlled by a release handle on the top shoulder
of the seat.
Challenger SRT offers performance seats with large side bolsters for
maximum lateral support in hard cornering. The seats can be covered in
Nappa leather/Alcantara material with embroidered SRT logos. Laguna
premium leather, colored either sepia or black with embossed SRT
logos, is available as part of an equipment package.
High-impact exterior colors
Many of the most memorable paint colors in automotive history have
been found on the Challenger. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 and
SRT with the HEMI Hellcat will be available in 11 exterior colors: B5
Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear
Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Pearl Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl,
Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat Pearl, Pitch Black Clear
Coat, Redline Tri-Coat Pearl, Sublime Metallic Pearl Coat and TorRed
Clear Coat.
Twin, full-body stripes are available in Black Satin Gloss and Silver
High Gloss on the SRT 392.
About Dodge
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America's
mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary on
July 1, 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation
with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every
single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will
offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within
their own segments. Dodge will be the "mainstream
performance" brand within the Chrysler showroom. SRT will be
positioned as the "ultimate performance" halo of the Dodge
brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand
with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size
SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2015 models deliver
best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched
capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge
signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen
infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT)
customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year,
customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and
Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT with the HEMI Hellcat.
The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango,
Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and
Dodge Viper SRT.

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