Hellcat, it’s a name now synonymous with 707-horsepower from one of the most powerful production engines to come off of a mainstream automaker’s assembly line. There isn’t much to divulge about what the latest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is all about other than helping the masses understand if it is a vehicle they can live with in the real world.
The 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat remains mostly unchanged from its introduction as a 2015 model with the exception of now getting upgraded leather interior and HD radio as standard equipment.
The famous 707-horsepower figure is well intact and backed up with 650 lb-ft of torque charging through an 8-speed automatic transmission to power the rear wheels. To tip the market back into the favor of consumers, Dodge will be upping production numbers for the new Charger Hellcat, which should permit the actual sticker price as the value of the Hellcat instead of potential buyers being dismayed by astronomical dealership markups.
In my time with the latest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is proves its versatile position as a vehicle with the substantial horsepower figures to run with exotics all the while you can pack in your whole family and groceries at the same time. Additionally, you can make runs to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds with an ear-to-ear grin on everyone’ face. It’s fun – rumbling, gurgling, and whining fun from the V8 of V8s.
Keeping the 707-horsepower formula alive and at an attainable price for hard workers is the joy of today’s automotive golden age. With the new Charger Hellcat, you can have your cake, eat it, and enjoy the good ol’ prided American muscle car theme wrapped in a taste of today’s advanced technology.
Dodge continues to appease with the Charger with its wide variety of trims, powertrains, and options list. At the top of the food chain for Dodge’s prided large sedan, the Charger Hellcat is the one to conquer, the one that demands attention and isn’t for everyone. In that, the Charger Hellcat is a handful and doesn’t abide by the rules set forth by exotics, well-balanced sports cars, or even little pocket rockets. The Charger Hellcat is the big brute that will hurt you and up to four other occupants if you aren’t inclined to using good judgement at all times. Though, packing three car seats in the back, which will fit with ease, inspires sensibility in your driving helping to assure that you arrive with your precious cargo at your next destination.
The 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 engine whistles and whines along with aggression, anger and subtle flashbacks of your life as it spins to its fuel-limited 6,200 rpm redline. Use of the one of the best infotainment systems in the business fed through an 8.4-inch touch-screen adds to the complete formula of what an American muscle car has inspired to be for our generation. 707 horsepower has never been so fierce and fun at the same time.
While there isn’t much else to be said about the Dodge Charger Hellcat that hasn’t been divulged, I contend that I wouldn’t mind spending the full price of admission at an as-tested $71,230 including a $995 destination and $1,700 gas guzzler tax fee for a new Charger Hellcat. I wouldn’t even mind continuing my 3-day gas station stops to fill up the 18 gallon tank burning it up at a rate of 13 miles to the gallon in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. It totally gets me, and I get it – you should too – if you are brave enough.
For more on the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, check out our additional in-depth review here.
- Price: Base Charger SRT Hellcat $65,945 / As-Tested Charger SRT Hellcat $71,230
- Engine: 6.2-Liter Supercharged HEMI V8 707 Horsepower @ 5,700 rpm / 650 ft-lbs. torque @ 4,200 rpm
- Transmission: 8-speed automatic TorqueFlite w/ steering wheel paddle shifters
- Wheelbase: 120.2 in.
- Track: f/r-63.4/63.8 in.
- Overall length: 199.9 in.
- Overall width: 74.2 in.
- Overall height: 58.2 in.
- Coefficient of drag: 0.35 Cd
- Fuel tank: 18.5 gallons
- Headroom: f/r-38.6/36.6 in.
- Legroom: f/r-41.8/40.1 in.
- Trunk: 16.5 cu.in.
- Turning circle: 37.7 ft.
- Curb weight: 4,365 lbs.
- EPA mpg: 13 mpg city / 22 mpg highway
- 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
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