Posted Jul 22nd 2014 4:58PM
Hold onto your butts. "600-plus horsepower" is what we were originally told to expect from the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 engine. But as we found out, those were incredibly conservative numbers, since the range-topping Challenger will hit the asphalt with 707 – seven hundred and seven – horsepower, making it the "most powerful muscle car ever."
Of course, 707 hp is only part of the story, as the Hellcat has also been confirmed to produce 650 pound-feet of torque. All that power will run exclusively to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission that differs from other Challengers. The new gearbox, 8HP90 (rather than the 8HP70) is "upgraded to handle the extra power and torque," says Dan Reid, SRT's manager of product design and motorsports.
We certainly hope you're prepared to spend a ton of money replacing tires in addition to the $63,995 starting price in Canada for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat! Still well worth it if you ask us. Hellcat, hell yeah!