• Aug 13, 2014
Earlier today, Dodge pulled the wraps off its 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat – a 707-horsepower sedan capable of sprinting to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 204 mph. Naturally, the car debuted in a bright shade of pull-me-over red, so it was fitting, then, that Dodge also brought its newly updated 2015 Charger Pursuit to keep everything under control.

No, cops won't be able to spec their Charger cruisers with the 707-hp Hellcat engine (oh man, imagine the chase scenes...), but law enforcement officials will be able to choose from either a 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter Hemi V8, producing 292 hp and 370 hp, respectively. V8 models can be ordered with all-wheel drive, and Dodge estimates that with either engine, the Charger Pursuit can achieve up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway (thanks to the V8's four-cylinder mode).

Other updates for 2015 include improved braking power, a seven-inch display in the instrument cluster, a five-inch display in the center stack, and a new vehicle systems interface that could make it easier for police squads to install computer and radio equipment.

The Charger Pursuit made its debut at the iconic Vinsetta Garage on Woodward Avenue just north of Detroit, in advance of the Dream Cruise festivities that will kick off this weekend. Check it out in our new gallery of live shots, above.


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      gslippy
      • 4 Months Ago

      As my father told me when I got my driver's license: "The cops don't need to win the race; they only have to come in second."

      and: "You can't outrun a radio."

      superchan7
      • 4 Months Ago

      A low-tech V8 is all cops need.  They won't bother with the maintenance that a Hellcat would require and the liability of the car falling into the wrong hands.

      Pandamasque
      • 4 Months Ago

      Good news for the fans of 70-s style police car chases in the movies. Now all these overpowered cop cars need is some hubcaps that fall off during hard cornering.

      MFSB
      • 4 Months Ago

      Cops in my town won't be buying it. They all drive Ford Explorers.

      luigi.tony
      • 4 Months Ago

      Billions wasted to save GM yet it seems all the police want an imported FIAT product.

      Andrew Pappas
      • 4 Months Ago

      I was hoping to buy an ex cop car with 700+ no in a few years.  Crud.

        graphikzking
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Andrew Pappas

        Yeah or get a Taxi ride in one of them in a few years:) 

        Everyone know's how crazy taxi drivers are - imagine them with 707 hp! OMG - it would be scary. 

      joe shmoe
      • 4 Months Ago

      give the cops a hellcat and watch them run it into the wall

        GARY
        • 4 Months Ago
        @joe shmoe

        yeah some how every cop in America is Jeff Gordon because they spent a weekend in parking  lot with other dumb cops  driving around orange traffic cones ? Got a buddy who owns a body shop that fixes a lot of charger cop cars, lots of them.

          kqr
          • 4 Months Ago
          @GARY

          LOL. Speaking of dumb (irony alert), congratulations on a post that manages to be mind-numbingly dumb on several levels, blatantly self-gratifying, and a classic example of compensation and projection all at the same time. It's quite an accomplishment.

      carguy1701
      • 4 Months Ago

      Do the new Pursuit models get the ZF 8-speed or does the 5-speed soldier on here?

        Old English D
        • 4 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        It soldiers on, for now, because the 8 speed electronic shit. police use column shift.
          carguy1701
          • 4 Months Ago *Edited*
          @Old English D


          Ah, okay. That's a shame. I know the ZF 8AT is compatible with a conventional shift lever (Audi still uses one in the A4/5/6). These electronic selectors are getting out of hand.

      Len Simpson
      • 4 Months Ago

      endangerment is not  "Protect & Serve"  

        ignition kills should already be in common use.

      Yaohoo
      • 4 Months Ago

      Most municipalities are going with cars now that get better gas mileage. Cars being purchased in my city this year are all 6 cylinders. Cops have radios. They don't need to outrun a car any more.


      unclebuck99
      • 4 Months Ago

      l thought that only the v6 is available with all.wheel drive for.2015


      James Harp
      • 4 Months Ago

      I just hope that NO ONE is stupid enough to engage this new police cruiser with a Hellcat!   Yeah, the Hellcat would walk away from the cruiser in an out-and-out pursuit.   But just imagine the danger to the innocent motoring public that such a dice between these two vehicles would produce!   Much more deadly than even with a "normal" vehicle!

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