Dodge gave us an early look at its redesigned
2015 Charger muscle sedan
back at the 2014 New York Auto Show, but the automaker is yet to reveal the high-performance SRT version of the car. During the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles five-year strategy announcement just a month ago, we learned that a new Charger SRT will be launched for the 2015 model year, complete with a supercharged engine
has pointed out, there’s a possibility this new supercharged 2015 Charger SRT will get the same 600-plus-horsepower engine already confirmed for the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat
. If this is in fact the case, then the new 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat could end up as one of the fastest sedans ever produced. We'd expect a Charger SRT with a naturally aspirated HEMI to also be launched.
Dodge is yet to finalize numbers for its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 going into the Challenger SRT Hellcat, but we do know it will deliver more than 600 hp. The only other sedan with that kind of power available is the V-12-powered Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
, which is officially rated at 621 hp, but the Dodge will almost certainly be lighter than the full-size Mercedes.
Of course, it’s just as likely that Dodge will use a detuned version of its supercharged V-8 for the Charger SRT to keep the Challenger SRT Hellcat the top dog. Hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer to find out._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.