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In Autoblog's recent First Drive of the 2015 Challenger SRT with the 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 we found its engine to be as brutally powerful as the numbers would suggest, even if it wasn't the best handler. However, the muscle-car-styling just isn't right for some buyers that need four doors and proper rear seats to haul around the family. It appears that Dodge has their backs, though, because the Hellcat is very likely on its way into the Charger in the near future. Imagine the looks on your passengers' faces when you stomp down on the throttle.

According to Road & Track, when Dodge submitted the Hellcat for engine power certification to the Society of Automotive Engineers, the company included the Charger on the paperwork. That showed that the automaker wanted the engine checked out for the sedan, too. R&T reckons the 707-hp Charger would hit the road about a year from now, clearing the Challenger for a year of exclusivity with the powerplant.

When the Charger SRT Hellcat does hit the road, it may carry a very special accolade. Assuming nothing beats it in the meantime, it might be the world's highest horsepower production sedan. Think on that for a second. Even a Mercedes S65 AMG only has 621 horsepower, though a good bit more torque at 738 pound-feet to the Dodge's 650 lb-ft. So while the beastly engine is getting put into other models, where else would you like to see it? The Ram? Grand Cherokee? Let us know in Comments.


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      mvance30
      • 11 Months Ago
      Put it in everything they can. 700+ hp in a charger and a grand cherokee would be awesome. put it in a standard cab ram 1500 and they can bring back the lil red express.
        AnalogJesse
        • 11 Months Ago
        @mvance30
        A Hellcat Wrangler is the only one I'd consider buying.
          LennyK
          • 11 Months Ago
          @AnalogJesse
          i would trade in my Rubicon X for a wrangler hellcat in a heartbeat
      11fiveoh
      • 11 Months Ago
      Awd hellcat dart.
      BipDBo
      • 11 Months Ago
      C'mon, now put the SRT Hellcat in a Grand Caravan! I need to get to the school before the pick up line gets too long.
      Craig
      • 11 Months Ago
      I remember a Viper V10 in a custom one-off Wrangler. Hmm, Hellcat Wrangler anyone?
        Chris
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Craig
        A vehicle with the Wrangler's off-road capabilities and with Hellcat power and acceleration times that would make some sports cars and muscle cars blush would be a welcome edition to the Jeep lineup in my book.
          superlightv12
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Chris
          Can you imagine how many of them would get rolled? It would be HUGE.
        Matt44
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Craig
        That would be the single coolest vehicle in the world!
          Humberto Yi
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Matt44
          And by far the deadlist... A short wheelbase top heavy sports car. Btw, the current engine swaps done by lots of companies using the 6.4 hemi, already lift the front left wheel off the ground, so unless it includes a wheelie bar, I'd pass
      Steve
      • 11 Months Ago
      Get rid of that damn nose. The Charger needs an aggressive nose and this one is not the one. The large black grille is nice, but the headlights have to go. NOW. Keep the Charger's looks aggressive. That's what the Charger is.
        FriscoKid
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Steve
        I agree. The new front end is terrible compared to the previous one. If I wanted something that looked like a Dart, I would get a Dart. The old front end fit the character of the car so much better.
        ACURA23CL
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Steve
        I have to disagree. I love the new nose. I think it IS agressive is an "sleeper" kinda of way. To me, many times, aggressive subtlety can be ALOT more aggressive than "loud, in your face, styling." Also...for the Charger, the styling puts the focus where it matters, on the performance characteristics. I think it looks great!
        Philip Dye
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Steve
        I disagree as well. I think the new Charger looks even more sinister, and it makes the 2011-14 model look very outdated. I love the previous model styling as well. Dodge has always had love it or hate it styling. I don't think they're too worried about sales though... Look at the reaction the new Cherokee got, and they're selling a buttload of those.
        omgcool
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Steve
        I like the new front. It makes it look both mysterious and menacing. This is Bruce Wayne's real car!
        Thomas D Hilton III
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Steve
        THe Front is more of a Throw back to the 69's than the Pig Snout faced Previous Chargers. The SRT will actually have a Smaller upper Grill than the Regular Charges by the way.
      capnsmeld
      • 11 Months Ago
      Let's get this motor in the Viper and stop messing around with the V10.. we get it.
        carguy1701
        • 11 Months Ago
        @capnsmeld
        It doesn't fit in the Viper.
          carguy1701
          • 11 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          icemilkcoffee: too tall and too wide. Somebody at Dodge talked with Motor Authority about it. That won't stop people from trying, but you won't see Dodge trying it.
          icemilkcoffee
          • 11 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Is it too tall or what's the problem?
      mitytitywhitey
      • 11 Months Ago
      Put in Ram. Use Viper transmission. Prepare for my arrival.
      W. Gregory
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wrangler Hellcat - Over the river and through the woods in 11 seconds.
      Scooter
      • 11 Months Ago
      Dodge is moving too fast towards dilution with this engine. Its going to do what it has always done which will be Hellcat Chargers overtaking Hellcat Challenger's in sales and popularity.
        Chris O.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Scooter
        I don't think dilution is going to be an issue. As far as their V8s go, Chrysler doesn't move a ton of 6.4s, relative to their 5.7 - and the Hellcat will move even fewer units. No matter how many models they put the Hellcat in, they're probably never going to move more than 4,000 of these engines out the door in a single year. In any vehicle family, this engine will most likely always reside solely at the top trim level, due to the component's price point.
        Chris
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Scooter
        Dilution of the brand? No way!! There's always room for an ever more exciting Charger. I doubt either of the Hellcat models are going after big sales figures. As halo cars, that's not their primary goal. If Chysler has the chance to build what may quite possibly be the quickest and most powerful sedan on the market then I say go for it.
          Chris
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Chris
          And you think the prospect of a more attainable 707 hp coupe or sedan is a bad thing? That just means more of these Hellcats would see street, and even track time instead of just ending up in some millionaire collector's garage collecting dust for the next 30 years.
          Scooter
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Chris
          Hellcat chargers will become more popular than hellcat challengers. The price will probably be lower therefore making hellcat chargers more attainable.
      dragonyee
      • 11 Months Ago
      I can just see the gangstas in one of these, out-running the police.
        ReTired
        • 11 Months Ago
        @dragonyee
        How 'bout Leroy Jethro Gibbs driving a Navy Dark Blue one with Govt. plates ?
      Mxpress
      • 11 Months Ago
      Sounds good, now while beingspending money adjusting the Hellcat powered engine, new suspension etc, etc. GET RID OF THAT DART FACE! It really makes Charger name/badge look bad...
      SweDane
      • 11 Months Ago
      The Magnum - 300c Touring might come back - if Chrysler will sell cars in Europe Wagons are thing to have - hence the super wagons from ze Germans I am pretty sure that Sergio and his Crew would have a swell time setting the superwagon pace with a Hellcat powered wagon !
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