2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exceeds 700 hp

By Joe Bruzek  on July 1, 2014

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When a small hammer isn't getting the job done, the most obvious solution is to get a bigger hammer, right? Dodge is bringing out its biggest hammer with the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat — its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 makes a whopping 707 horsepower. Dodge says it's the most powerful V-8 it's ever produced and the most powerful muscle car ever.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exhaust Note Video

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Photo Gallery

The full 707 hp is unleashed when drivers use a red key fob; the second black key fob lowers output to a measly 500 hp. Is it overkill that the black key loses 200 horsepower and still has more power than a regular 485-hp Challenger SRT? Hell, no; bring it on. The Challenger SRT Hellcat hits dealerships in the third quarter of 2014. There's no word yet on pricing.

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Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek covers Cars.com’s short-and long-term fleet of test cars and drives a 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.  Email Joe