In pics – the muscle car lives

Witness the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat


WHILE the native Australian muscle car is doomed to extinction, the US variety is alive and well.

Witness the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT. Powered by a new 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi mill dubbed the Hellcat, the Challenger SRT will be the most powerful V8 Chrysler has ever produced, with well over 600hp. The intercooled blower is a 2380cc twin screw unit from IHI, who also supply pumps to Mercedes.

The rest of the car ‘aint shabby. For gearboxes, the choice is between a six-speed manual and an eight-speed TorqueFlite auto. The brakes are massive, with 390mm two-piece rotors and six-piston calipers up front. The Challenger is said to have done over 200mph in testing. Let’s hope someone brings one to Oz!