2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat vs 2015 Challenger SRT Rev Battle

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Dodge may have introduced the range-topping 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, along with the rest of the 2015 Challenger line-up, but the company still needs some time alone with that Hellcat, which is why they haven’t announced the exact maximum power figure yet. As for what the engineers are doing to complete the development, a ski crew has recently come across a group of 2015 Challengers being tested at 14,000 feet (4,300 m), with the resulting footage being rather delicious.
Chrysler engineers were out with three 2015 Challengers, of which two were SRT models, while the remaining one was the Hellcat - yes, you guessed it, the Red car. Just in case you want to do some muscle car spotting of your own, the action took place on Mount Evans, Pike National Forest, Colorado.

The Chrysler guys were kind enough to rev those V8s, so we can now get a clear comparison between the previous range-topper, the SRT and the Hellcat. We drove the 2014 Challenger SRT 392 and its soundtrack spells “US of A”, but the new bad boy is simply in another league. Let’s put it this way - we can’t think of another car in this price range that has a more menacing growl.

Those worried about waking up the entire neighborhood upon purchasing one of these can relax, as the Hellcat comes with an active exhaust that can make it significantly more civilized. Of course, your right foot remains an important part of the Saturday morning quiet.

We’d like to remind you that the supercharger on the 6.2-liter Hemi V8 Hellcat engine is only one of the infinity of aspects that sets this engine apart. The new mill only shares 9 percent of its bits and pieces with the SRT model’s naturally-aspirated 6.4-liter Hemi, which now delivers 485 hp and 475 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque.

The skiers obviously asked the engineers about the muscle on the Hellcat, but the answer was just as obvious: “over 600 horses”. Wonder if he took the altitude factor into consideration...

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