One Last Look at the 2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
The 2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcat stands as the final chapter of an iconic era. As a true modern muscle car, it embodies immense power and embraces retro styling. In the near future, the Challenger is set to make way for an electric counterpart with the same name. However, for the present moment, revel in the Hellcat’s allure—an exceptional and enjoyable American muscle car. Distinguished by its 20-inch alloy wheels and prominent hood scoops channeling air to its supercharged engine, the Challenger Hellcat captures attention with its styling prowess. The Hellcat Widebody variations feature broader fenders and tires, further enhancing the car’s commanding presence.
At the core of the standard Challenger Hellcat lies a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, generating 717 horsepower and 656 pound-feet of torque. The Hellcat Redeye boosts this prowess to 797 horsepower, while the Hellcat Super Stock takes it further to an incredible 807 horsepower. Power from the Hellcat engine is directed to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, with an optional 8-speed automatic transmission available. In the Redeye and Super Stock configurations, the automatic transmission is the exclusive choice. Renowned for its straight-line prowess, the Hellcat Super Stock accelerates from zero to 60 mph in a mere 3.25 seconds, covering the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds. Its top speed reaches 168 mph. The standard Hellcat achieves a top speed of 199 mph, while the Redeye surpasses it at an impressive 203 mph.
The Hellcat offers SRT-tuned Bilstein adaptive dampers, providing the driver with a choice of three suspension settings: Auto, Sport, and Track. Through the SRT Performance Pages, drivers can fine-tune various settings, including throttle response, steering feel, shift mapping, and traction control. The Hellcat is equipped with a heavy-duty rear differential, Brembo performance brakes, and a performance exhaust system.
Inside, the Challenger Hellcat features spacious two-row seating. The rear seats offer ample legroom for adults, although the expansive rear roof pillars may limit their views. With a generous 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space, the Challenger Hellcat excels in storage capacity for a sports car. Standard features include Houndstooth cloth upholstery, six-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, and a six-speaker Alpine audio system. For those seeking enhanced audio, an optional 18-speaker Harman Kardon premium stereo system is also available.
The Hellcat is equipped with an 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Its user-friendly layout is accentuated by a dock of icons at the bottom of the screen and supplemented by physical buttons and dials for added convenience. The infotainment system is complete Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, intuitive voice command capabilities, and multiple USB ports.
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