2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Spied Testing

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After everyone's jaw dropped with bewilderment over the recently unveiled 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the manufacturer prepares something similarly special for its fans - the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, recently spotted camouflaged on the streets of Detroit Motor City.
From the shots we've been provided by our spy photographers, we got a glimpse at what's there to be expected from the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. From the looks of it, the car spotted seems to be an almost production-spec prototype, meaning that Dodge is a few months away from unveiling it in all its splendor.

Check out the SRT-exclusive "77" 20-inch eight-spoke forged aluminum wheels finished in black running Goodyear F1 Supercar Three-Season Pirelli P-Zero rubber. Now look at the camouflage on the bonnet. Yup, that's a power-bulge aluminum hood featuring an air intake similar to the one we've seen on the SRT Viper.

There's also a deeper front air dam coupled to a sporty chin spoiler and bigger air intakes to let the HEMI tower-of-power under the hood breathe properly. Speaking of which, it's a major mystery what's under the under the bonnet of that four-door sedan. According to the Dodge brand's product plan from 2013 to 2018, the "Charger SRT" is slated to be ready for mass production by January 2015.

Further more, the "Challenger SRT" is also featured in the presentation and slated for August 2014. But as we already know, two Challenger models bear the SRT moniker: the "normal" 6.4-liter HEMI V8 delivering 485 horses and 475 lb-ft and the monstrous Hellcat with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI mill churning a staggering 707 ponies and 650 lb-ft of tire shredding torque. So it seems like the upcoming 2015 Dodge Charger SRT will be offered with both powerplants, but we have our reservations for the supercharged Hellcat variant.

Namely, a 707 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat would be a problem for the similarly powered Challenger SRT Hellcat. Thus, we expect the Charger SRT Hellcat to be powered by a slightly less punchy version of the 6.2-liter supercharged powerplant, offering something in the vicinity of 650 horsepower. Moving on to the rest of the spied vehicle, meatier Brembo brakes are also on the menu, along with the Dart-like front fascia and C-shaped LED headlights. Round the back we can see two exhaust exits and a more muscular rear bumper design.

Inside it's a far simpler story compared to the exterior. The redesigned cabin layout, 7-inch TFT screen incorporated in the instrument cluster and the 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system are the highlight elements to greet you the moment you step in. Production of the 2015 Dodge Charger will start in the fourth quarter of 2014 at the manufacturer's Brampton facility, with first deliveries programmed for early 2015. As for the SRT and Hellcat, the first units will hit showrooms in the second quarter of 2015.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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