New Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Gets 22 MPG

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Challenger is all about defying convention and expectation; come on, it’s right there in the name even. Of course, we were all recently blown away by the revelation that the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the 2015 year model, would get an unprecedented 707 horsepower. However, the most recent announcement is just as impressive, especially because of that huge horsepower number.

The new Hellcat will still get a very impressive 22 mpg on the highway. “The new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the perfect street / strip muscle car,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge and SRT Brands. “As the fastest muscle car ever, the Challenger Hellcat can run 10-second ETs at the track, and then get 22 miles per gallon on the drive home. With a starting price of $59,995, there’s nothing else that even comes close.”

So, if you were leaning toward splurging on an all-new Hellcat, but you were worried it would eat your wallet alive in fuel costs, put that burden to rest. Come see us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep to experience the all-new super-powerful and super-efficient Challenger for yourself.

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Up for Auction

Remember when we told you about the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and its 707 horses produced by a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine? Well, in a few weeks at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 Auction you’ll have the opportunity to own the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat for yourself.

Not just any Hellcat is up for auction though; this will be the very first one off the line, VIN0001.

“The 2015 Challenger Hellcat is already guaranteed to be one of the hottest cars that will roll through the Barrett-Jackson auction lanes in decades to come,” Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands, Chrysler Group LLC said in a Barrett-Jackson press release. “The VIN 0001 being auctioned this year is the ultimate one-of-one collectible 2015 Dodge Challenger, as Dodge is ensuring there will never be another one like it.”

Adding to the rarity and desirableness of this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be the fact it is the only one that will ever be available in Stryker Red – a Viper-exclusive paint. The paint job will also be Viper-esque in the way that it is applied, by hand at the Viper paint facility.

While you can’t get this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat anywhere besides the Barrett-Jackson Auction, you can contact us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram about all the ones that come off the assembly line after it and haven’t already been bought!

Chrysler Five Year Plan Introduces SRT

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Chrysler announced their five year plan for the brand earlier this week. Two of the biggest changes were that Dodge will become exclusively a performance brand and the SRT will now be housed under Dodge. SRT will also get new leadership according to a press release.

While the influence of SRT being brought into the fold of Dodge products likely won’t be felt for a couple years, we are excited that all Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs will likely get a sportier feel.

According to an autoblog.com article Dodge “Journey will be turned into something rip-roaring by SRT in 2017.” SRT influence will also be seen in the 2016 Dodge Dart. There aren’t a lot of details yet, but one thing that is for certain is a Dart SRT with a supercharged engine on an all-wheel-drive PowerTrain.

Not every offering in the Dodge vehicle lineup is excited by the five-year plan however. Production of the Avenger will end in 2014, while production of the Grand Caravan will end in 2016. While the Chrysler 200 will address the avenger’s portion of the market, there is no update on if FCA will offer a minivan in another capacity.

Stay up to date on everything Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram by staying tuned to the Rochester Hills Blog.

SRT Viper GTS Battles It Out on Laguna Seca against the Corvette ZR1

So let’s check out the stats on paper:

The 2013 SRT Viper GTS has a 8.4L overhead valve V-10, pushing 640 horsepower and 600 pounds per foot of torque. The Viper weighs in at 3,357 pounds and boasts a 6-speed manual transmission.

The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is carrying a 6.2L Supercharged OHV V8 under the hood, with 604 lb-ft of torque and 638 horsepower. The curb weight is 3,344 pounds, so this looks as if it should be a pretty even matchup on paper.

The two powerhouses of the automotive industry take to the most challenging track in the world at Laguna Seca in this video:

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