◾Thousands of BoldRide.com readers voted for the boldest ride of 2014, and the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat garnered more than half the votes among the 10 finalists
◾Readers and editors alike agreed that in terms of performance, price and styling, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is hard to match
◾With 707 horsepower, an NHRA-certified quarter mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds on street tires and a top speed of 204 miles per hour, the world's only four-door muscle car, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, is the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan ever and has a starting U.S. MSRP of $63,995, including $1,700 gas guzzler tax
November 18, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich
. - The new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the '2014 Bold Ride of the Year,' as voted by fans of Bold Ride.
The new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful V-8 Chrysler Group LLC has ever produced. The unrivaled four-door performance includes quarter mile elapsed time in 11.0 seconds on street tires, 0-100-0 mph in less than 13 seconds and a top speed of 204 miles per hour (mph) making it the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan ever. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes standard with two key fobs – one black and one red. The red fob unlocks all 707 horsepower.
'After driving the Charger Hellcat we were completely convinced it was one of the boldest rides of the year. You get huge amounts of power, a sophisticated design, and affordability all in a single package,' said Jeff Perez, Content Director – BoldRide.com. 'It's a car that represents everything right with the American auto industry.'
The new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat beat out nine other vehicles, including the Corvette Z06, the BMW i8 and the Lamborghini Huracan, raking in 54 percent of the votes.
'The new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate American performance sedan,' said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge and SRT Brands. 'We agree that this four-door family sedan, with its world-class power, efficiency, technology and standout styling, makes a statement unlike anything else on the road today.'
For the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Dodge and SRT designers re-sculpted and refined nearly every body panel with functional performance cues, including heat extractors in the hood, unique front and rear fascias and dramatic LED lighting in both front and rear.
The segment-first TorqueFlite heavy-duty eight-speed automatic transmission is capable of delivering fuel-efficient street driving and maximum performance track driving with 160 millisecond shifts with rev-matching.
Bold new performance attributes include the largest brakes ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle – 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers, 20 x 9.5-inch wide forged aluminum wheels with Pirelli P Zero performance tires, and a three-mode adaptive damping suspension. New SRT Performance Pages allow drivers to tailor the driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, paddle shifters, traction and suspension.
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat features a slew of the latest high-tech features, including the new award-winning available Uconnect Access system, Uconnect Access Services with roadside assistance, theft-alarm notification, voice texting, new 3-D navigation and the ability to turn the Charger into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America's mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge will be the 'mainstream performance' brand. SRT will be positioned as the 'ultimate performance' halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and Dodge Viper.