Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Quarter Mile Time Leaked, It's Faster Than the Challenger

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Believe it or not, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is quite lardy with its 4,439 pounds, but it still manages to do a 10.8-second quarter mile if equipped with street-legal drag radials. But that's not as impressive as the 10.7-second quarter mile run the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sedan is able to do.
Yes, that's right. Although it's almost 120 lbs heavier than the two-door Challenger SRT Hellcat, it is official: the most powerful and fastest sedan in the world is a tenth faster on the 1/4 mile, thus trumping the new muscle car king. With the factory-fitted Pirelli rubber, Dodge quotes an 11-second quarter mile time for the Charger SRT Hellcat, making the sedan 0.2 secs faster than the Challenger from hell.

Even though the presentation video below was filmed with a potato, the right-hand side of the screen does show a 10.7-second run at a speed of 120 mph. In addition to this, the guy that filmed the media presentation says that SRT's Chris Cowland told him the Charger SRT Hellcat usually hits the 1/4 mile run speed trap at 126 - 127 mph, which is extremely impressing. All in all, the blurry video is solid evidence that the right tires enable the Charger SRT Hellcat to blitz from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 clicks.

Does it get more impressive than that?

Powered by the notorious 6.2L HEMI Hellcat V8 with a big supercharger bolted on top, the most extreme Charger yet boasts with the same 707 ponies and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque as his two-door brother. With the eight-speed automatic gearbox, weight is distributed 54 percent at the front and 45 at the rear, while high performance Brembo brakes enable the big boy to go from 0 to 100 mph and back to a stand still in less than 13 seconds with the factory Pirellis.

Don't know about you, but an American sedan with 707 ponies from hell on tap that's capable of going so fast while seating five people is not just impressive, but jaw-droppingly awe-inspiring. To boot, the base model is expected to hold a price just over $62,000, which is less than a Tesla Model S 60 kWh.

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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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