Dodge has officially unveiled the 2015 Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Based on the facelifted Challenger, the high-performance models boast of an aluminum “power-bulge” hood, redesigned headlights and a duck-bill front splitter. The car also has a new rear valance and LED taillights. The Challenger SRT Hellcat goes one step further as it boasts a larger front splitter, a bigger rear spoiler and an exclusive “Air Catcher inlet port which feeds ram-air directly into the engine air box through the driver-side parking lamp.”
The Challenger SRT gets 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels, while the Challenger SRT Hellcat has 20-inch lightweight forged-aluminum wheels with a matte black finish and Pirelli P Zero Nero tires. The latter model is also equipped with the “largest front-brake package ever offered in an SRT vehicle.” It sports 39 0mm (15.4-inch) Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers that promise to deliver “outstanding heat management/thermal capacity and longevity.”
While the cabin is similar to the standard model, it comes equipped with a flat-bottomed steering wheel and heated / ventilated front seats with Nappa leather and Alcantara upholstery. There’s also retro-inspired gauges and a 7-inch driver information display in the instrument cluster. Other notable highlights include Hectic Mesh (SRT) or Dark Engine Turn (SRT Hellcat) aluminum trim and a Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch display.
The Challenger SRT is powered by an updated 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that pumps out 485 bhp (361 kW) and 475 lb-ft (643Nm) of torque – an increase of 15 bhp (11 kW) and 5 lb-ft (6 Nm). The SRT Hellcat is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 that produces more than 600 bhp (447 kW). Both the engines are mated to six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions.