The First American Muscle Car That Breaks The 700HP Mark

Remember when Dodge officially announced the 2015 Challenger more than one month ago, it said the SRT model will come with “600-plus horsepower”.

Today it turns out the “600-plus” figure is way too conservative, because Dodge officailly released the final number: 707 hp, with 650 lb-ft of torque.

This is surprising, because 707 is excessively more than “600 plus”.

But this is not surprising too, because with the help of force induction you can achieve whatever level of output you want, theoretically speaking. Since Mercedes-Benz can pump out 360hp from the 2.0L displacement engine in the CLA45 AMG, why should not Dodge get 707hp from a displacement of 6.2-liter? If Dodge is going for the same level of boost, for 6.2L displacement we should be looking at around 1,116 hp.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Supercharged

If you want to know more details about this 707hp supercharged 6.2L V8 engine in the Challenger SRT Hellcat, I suggest you to take a look at our in-depth analysis here.

Now with 707hp, the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat has more power than the brand’s exotic sports car: the Viper. This is really not a good news for the already-low-sales-volume Viper. Because of the 707hp figure, it takes away one more reason for people to buy the Viper, even though the Viper and the Challenger are targeting different consumer bases with different needs.

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