Dodge Challenger Hellcat to Receive Hennessey Power Upgrade, Here’s the First Dyno Test

Let’s be honest - the Hellcat pair is too fresh for any tuner to have fully dipped into that 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi’s potential yet. Well, all that is about to change, since Hennessey Performance have gotten their hands on a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat on dyno at Hennessey 1 photo
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The first step was obvious - the muscle car had to meet the dyno in stock condition and the Texan tuner has now released the footage of the violent encounter. After so many dyno tests, the figures aren’t a surprise, but they’re still pleasing as... hell - 643 hp and 576 lb-ft (781 Nm). Do keep in mind that we’re talking about wheel hp and torque here, so it’s safe to say the blown V8 delivers more than 707 hp at the crank.

As for what Hennessey will do for the Challenger Hellcat, we have no figures yet, but you can expect a hefty increase of the muscle mass. We’ll return to the topic as soon as we get more info.

About that Yellow hue

We’d like to talk about the yellow hue on the Challenger Hellcat Hennessey is working on. Many ask themselves how it was possible to grab such a color when this isn’t even on the options list.

First of all, this is not a wrap, as all the reflections visible in the clip point to a glossy paint, which might just mean the car was resprayed. As for why somebody would to that to a brand new Hellcat, it might be for promotional purposes. To be more precise, this looks like the air-drifting Challenger Hellcat from the Penzoil ad.

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