Dodge Charger Hellcat Actually Faster than 204 MPH

Dodge Charger Hellcat Actually Faster than 204 MPH

A top speed of 204 mph is damn fast, but apparently the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat can actually go faster. 

“According to our lead SRT Engineer who drove it, he hit 206 mph [in] one direction, [and] 202.5 mph the other so they average it,” wrote SRT Motorsport CEO Ralph Gilles, responding to a question on twitter. In the official release for the car, the top speed was stated at 204 mph, five mph faster than the top speed listed for the Challenger Hellcat.

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This is the second car after the Challenger to receive the Hellcat engine, a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that puts out 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. Like the larger Challenger, the Charger Hellcat has a revised front fascia to help it suck in more air along with beefed up brakes, wheels and tires.

Dodge says that this Charger is capable of an NHRA certified 11-second quarter mile sprint as well as a 0-100 MPH sprint in “under 13 seconds.”

GALLERY: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Exterior


GALLERY: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Interior


[Source: Twitter]

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  • Zac

    So a car can go faster when going downhill/downwind!? Thanks Einstein. Pointless article.