The all-new 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a muscle car that is bringing something new even for the muscle car world. The car will feature fairly small price, yet the performance hidden beneath the hood is remarkable. The model itself is first of its kind, so there isn’t anything to compare it with currently on the market. Nevertheless, it seems that it the new Hellcat will be a dream come true for many muscle car fans.
Release Date of Dodge Challenger Hellcat
Looks like the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat is scheduled for release by the end of 2015, or early 2016. The model will, nevertheless be sold as a 2016-year model.
2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Price
We’ve already mentioned the incredibly small price and the new Hellcat will start at around $60,000. For what it’s being offered, it is a steal. We just hope that the officials don’t suddenly change their minds.
Exterior of Dodge Challenger
The new Hellcat won’t be easily distinguished from the regular Challenger. They look the same, but sound a bit different, especially due to the mighty engine beneath the hood. The hood is practically covered with engine-cooling openings, with the central opening being the largest, followed by two smaller on each side.
The new Hellcat will feature roundly shaped headlights, paired in two on each side. They will feature round LEDs circumcising the contours of the lights. The front bumper will feature a large air-intake opening stretching across the entire bumper, forming a single large unit, cut off at the end of each side.
The officials stated that the new Hellcat spent 35% more time in wind tunnel to increase the aerodynamic performance – something speed junkies will surely love. Also, to allow for a more efficient engine cooling, the engineers have removed the parking lamp from the driver’s side, thus allowing the cold air to be sucked in directly to the engine. The wheel hem is slightly increased to accommodate 20-inch aluminum wheels, featured on the new Hellcat.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat Interior
The interior of this muscular beauty will be awesome too. The leather seats will be standard, but it will up to the buyer which leather they’ll opt for – the Nappa leather with Alcantara inserts, or the premium Laguna leather.
The standard options will also include heated and ventilated seats and heated steering wheel, with entire 360-degree surface covered. Aluminum trims, soft touch plastic are one of the many fine elements that give the new Hellcat premium look and feel.
2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Engine and Transmission
We’ve come to the part this model is all about – the engine. Beneath the hood of the all-new Dodge Challenger Hellcat lies a massive 707 horsepower beast, capable of delivering equally impressive torque, of around 650 lb-ft.
It is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8, paired with either a six speed manual or an eight speed automatic transmission system. It is, most likely, the most powerful V8 Chrysler has ever produced.
The top speed of the new Hellcat is rated at around 200 mph, with the acceleration capability of pushing the car from 0 to 60 in just 3.3 seconds. A truly remarkable result, worth comparing to the supercars of today.