2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redesign and Review

The 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will receive minor updates and engine upgrades. Interior also gets improved with the latest technology and safety features. Claimed as the most powerful muscle car by the Chrysler, this one lacks a bit in suspension part so it cannot show its true driving experience. This release will surely fix this one problem and bring the Hellcat back on the track.

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Latest generation offers improved suspension system that is great and can handle the car pretty well making out of it a driver’s car. The latest model is no exception but because the engines in it we could see it significantly in front of Mustang.

Exterior

Exterior wise we don’t know much about it yet but Dodge has confirmed that the car will get a slightly revised body kit. This will not only make it look better but it will also make the care much better at high speeds and it will help keep the power in check. The front and rear lights have now LED technology included in them and you will be able to get as an option red accents in the headlights. Don’t expect to get significant changes compared to still fresh 2015th model.

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Interior

The interior has been significantly improved as well. The Challenger utilizes retro styling that is largely a rethinking of the original 1970s Challenger’s 2-door design. The interior gets upgraded with a bit more gadgetry in the form of an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system and 7-inch customization display between the retro-inspired speedometer and tachometer. With a high-sill center aluminium gauge bezels makes the revamped interior extremely pleasing to the eyes. Through the Uconnect interface, you can now access the all-new Dodge performance pages that allows you to select different driving modes to adjust steering effort, engine and transmission response, electronic stability and traction controls, and standard launch control. It can also be optioned with a forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.

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Powertrain

Now we come to the most important part of this review and it is the performance of the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Last year Hellcat came with 6.2 liter HEMI V8 that had an impressive output of 707 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque. Officially it is the fastest and the most powerful muscle car on the market, but we all know that GM and Ford are not going to sit and not anything about this. There are rumors that GM is preparing Corvette Z06 LT4 engine for the new Camaro and the main goal in doing this is to outrun this model. Since Chrysler lost a lot of valuable time and finances in preparing 6.2 liter HEMI, they probably won’t going to replace it after only one year, there are chances that it bring upgraded horsepower and torque output, and allow it to stay ahead and competitive with new Camaro and Mustang in 2016 model year.

Standard features in the V6 include sporty suspension, cloth upholstery, alloy wheels, keyless entry with starter button, CD/MP3 stereo, power accessories and not much else. The SRT models gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel, bi-xenon headlights, heated and ventilated seats wrapped in Nappa leather and Alcantara and 20-inch aluminium-alloy wheels, along with the usual accessories such as automatic a/c, cruise control and fog lamps. Also available are a sunroof, racing stripes, rear sensors with camera, and the UConnect touchscreen multimedia system with voice controls as well as navigation, hard drive and Bluetooth phone. Safety features include ABS, stability control, front,side and curtain airbags, and SRT-exclusive Brembo brakes.

Release Date and Price

At this time, the company doesn’t provide any details regarding its release date and pricing. But if everything goes smoothly, the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be introduced later in 2015 with sales commenced soon after. Pricing is estimated around $60,000 for standard version. We will update you as more information become available.

One Response to 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redesign and Review

  1. Brandon Moton says:

    Does anyone know the new colors for the 2016 Challenger? Hopefully orange and a purple…

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