Spy shots of a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT powered by the ‘Hellcat’ supercharged HEMI V-8
Dodge is set to introduce a mild update for its Challenger
for the 2015 model year, an update that's expected to include the addition of a new supercharged HEMI V-8
for the range-topping SRT model. The new supercharged HEMI V-8, which has been nicknamed the Hellcat, is believed to be a new 6.2-liter unit delivering in excess of 600 horsepower, and will likely be offered in other SRT products beyond the 2015 Challenger SRT.
We should know more soon, as Motor Trend
is reporting that Dodge may show its 2015 Challenger SRT equipped with the Hellcat at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next week. Dodge is yet to make any official announcement for the show, so it's a possibility.
The Challenger SRT with the Hellcat would likely be a special model, similar to the 2014 Chevrolet Z/28 which is priced at $75k
. This means pricing will probably fall well north of even the Challenger SRT 392’s $46k starting price.
The 2014 Detroit Auto Show gets underway on Monday, January 13. We’ll be posting live from the show so check back often for regular updates, accessible via our dedicated show hub
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