2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Road Test | Edmunds.com

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image2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Road Test | Edmunds.com

Edmunds' road test of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat includes on-road driving impressions, specs, photos and more.

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  • marcos9marcos9 Member Posts: 96

    Um, the Hellcat isn't a 3.6L 8-speed Automatic. Where's the editor?

  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606

    The Challenger "can easily accommodate two adults in the rear seats, and the large 16.2-cubic-foot trunk ably accepts several large suitcases"? Sounds like the perfect car for doing burnouts with your whole golf foursome on the way to tee time!

  • ek900ek900 Member Posts: 39

    I like the interior tweaking a lot, and am thankful Dodge didn't go crazy "updating" the styling. I know a lot of folks like it, but I personally have struggled to love the 2015 Mustang.

    The Hellcat is what it is...a sort of juvenile muscle car with more power than any reasonable person should have under their right foot. I want one.

  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445

    Last of a dying breed of over powered muscle cars. I want one!!! 40 years from now these will be on the lawn at Pebble Beach. They wont be allowed to drive the coast though, as we will be forced into autonomus cars. Us old gear heads will talk about the good old days when you could not only steer for yourself, but shift your own gears!

  • tacomamudpittacomamudpit Member Posts: 65

    Article quote; As tempting as all that horsepower may be, the Hellcat's $60K price tag puts it in some pretty exclusive territory. Well let us just see how exclusive the price ends up being? $60K maybe a down payment just to get on the waitlist. See the previous article, it speaks for it's self.

    http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2015-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-production-may-be-limited-to-1200-cars.html

  • biglee13mbiglee13m Member Posts: 5

    This would turn me into a redneck.

  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021

    @marcos9 said:
    Um, the Hellcat isn't a 3.6L 8-speed Automatic. Where's the editor?

    The top of any review always seems to default to the base car regardless of what they are actually reviewing. One of the many examples of Edmunds' sadly second tier IT.

  • xprojectedxprojected Member Posts: 6

    This car is a gift to Dodge dealers. Initial markup will be at least $20k. Baby boomers will empty their bank accounts for a shot at the drag strip again. But they can charge the neighborhood for rides!

  • kshankarkshankar Member Posts: 175

    A friend who knows someone at the local Dodge Dealer said it will be a minimum of $20K markup. It could go higher of course

  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606

    By the way, what is the "pretty exclusive territory" this Challenger competes in for $60k? (Assuming no eye-watering dealer markup.) How many Porsches sell for under $60k? Sure, a few base models start below 60k but even a moderate number of choices from their extensive options lists put them well over that mark.

  • cannonballer1cannonballer1 Member Posts: 1

    I hope someone enters one of these in Cannonball 2015; would love to see one put through its "Real world" paces.

    Psst… Cannonball 2015 is scheduled to start at 12:01am Saturday, May 23rd 2015 from Red Ball Garage, 142 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016.

    Ends at 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    Registration is at the starting line only. Registration opens at 6:00pm, Friday, May 22nd, and continues till 6:00am May 23rd. Limited to 360 participants.

    Cost of entry is $100.00 per car AND $50.00 per occupant.

    Current schedule of prize is $100,000.00 for first place*; second place is the first loser.

    Come to win; this is not a parade lap.

    *Subject to change without notice

  • danwat1234danwat1234 Member Posts: 27

    Horrible MPG. A Chevy Volt to me is more attractive, quieter and decently fast with a computer hack to allow the onboard generator to assist with acceleration when you put it in Hold mode.

  • engineer_mbaengineer_mba Member Posts: 11

    I am wondering how difficult would it have been to add body-colored fender extensions around the wheel wells in order to allow for wider performance tires. I think this change would have a significant impact on performance.

  • cjasiscjasis Member Posts: 274

    Not my kind of car by any stretch of the imagination but honestly... DAMN... that's remarkable. Just incredible. Good on Dodge.

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