The 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will most certainly be a quite intriguing car, due to a much higher performance than any other muscle car at the moment. The previous edition of this vehicle is the first Hellcat ever built. However, with this upcoming edition, there is going to be a small facelift of the vehicle.
2016 Dodge Challenger Exterior
Exterior-wise, some minor esthetic updates can be expected. The overall body design has been inspired by the 1971 version. The anticipated changes may refer to the grille, which can become split in the middle for example, or dual front air extractors, large splitter which at the same time presses the Hellcat to the ground and makes it look as if it is floating.
The front of the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will get a new bumper with a pair of LED fog lights which will be integrated into the pillars of the splitter. According to Dodge, this will give the vehicle “snake” effect.
Dodge Challenger 2016 Interior
Not many enhancements are expected to be seen in hi-tech functions of the 2016 Challenger Hellcat, therefore it will probably come with 7” touch display infotainment system.
As for the interior design , the cabin will receive a small improvement in material quality. The older one used hard plastic on the dashboard, but this one is going to use soft touch plastic, leather and a top-of-the-class aluminum. Some enthusiasts hope for a mix of Nappa and Alcantra natural leather upholstery of seats, steering wheel and gear shifter with French-seamed scent stitching.
The design on the other hand is going to remain unchanged.
Engine and performance
Under the hood, the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will retain the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that the previous model used. It delivers 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. But these are just the official numbers. In some cases, the tested vehicles put out even 740 horsepower or more at the crankshaft, which hardly ever happens nowadays. As for the top speed, it should get to about 204 mph.
The vehicle should be able to develop acceleration of 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds with an 8-speed automatic transmission, thanks to new gearbox software.
Price and release date
It is hard to presume the price of 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, but rumor has it that it will be $46,000 and $60,990 with the sport racing sequence.
The car should be released in January next year, but the date could alter.
Dodge Challenger History
–Dodge Silver Challenger was produced from 1958 to 1959, with 230 cu in (3.8 L) engine or 325 cu in (5.3 L) engine.
1959 Dodge Silver Challenger
-The first muscle car Dodge was produced in 1969, and production lasted until 1974. The engines in the first generation of Challenger:
198 cu in (3.24 L) Slant 6 I6
225 cu in (3.69 L) Slant 6 I6
318 cu in (5.21 L) LA V8
340 cu in (5.6 L) LA V8
360 cu in (5.9 L) LA V8
383 cu in (6.28 L) B V8
426 cu in (6.98 L) Hemi V8
440 cu in (7.2 L) RB V8
1969 Dodge Challenger
–The second generation of Challenger 1978-1983 had engines of 1.6 L (98 cu in) and 2.6 L (160 cu in)
1980 Dodge Challenger
– In the third generation includes the current model and began to be produced in 2007.
2007 Dodge Challenger RT
Powered by engines:
3.5 L (214 cu in) DOHC V6 (2009-2010)
3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 Pentastar (2011-present)
5.7 L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 (2009-present)
6.1 L (370 cu in) HEMI V8 (2008-2010)
392 cu in (6.4 L) Hemi V8 (2011-present)
2015 Dodge Challenger
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