Dodge has wasted no time in delivering a follow-up to May’s souped-up Challenger Hellcat, unveiling a new Charger version this week.
The self-proclaimed “fastest and most powerful sedan in the world” is powered by the same scorching 6.2 litre supercharged Hemi V8 that propels the Challenger coupe to 96km/h (60mph) in a very super 3.5 seconds.
Dodge’s SRT arm says the four-door Charger Hellcat will hit 60mph just a fraction slower at 3.7 seconds.
Of course, one near rival is BMW’s special-edition 30th Anniversary M5, which lists a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 3.9 seconds - suggesting it’s likely on par with the Charger SRT Hellcat.
(In its regular form, the M5 lists a 0-100km/h time of 4.3 seconds - hardly a disappointment.)
SRT adds that the Charger Hellcat will cross the quarter-mile line in 11 seconds and boasts a top speed of, oh, a lazy 328km/h.
Like the Challenger SRT Hellcat, the 6.2 litre super V8 of this four-door hero boasts a forged steel crankshaft among other enhancements.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed auto that Dodge boasts will deliver 160 millisecond shifts, with rev-matching.
The Hellcat is pulled up by 390mm two-piece brake discs with Brembo six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers at the rear.
The whole thing sits on big 20-inch forged aluminium wheels wrapped in 275/40ZR Pirelli rubber.
The Charger SRT Hellcat goes on sale in the US early next year, with pricing and production numbers to be confirmed closer to launch.
Cripes, Dodge… of all the cars to not offer in Australia…
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