By: IOL Motoring Staff
Auburn Hills, Michigan - The super-saloon realm has a new king. Dodge has just unleashed its monstrous new Charger SRT Hellcat and is claiming it to be the fastest and most powerful series-production sedan in the world.
The furious four-door borrows its 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 heart from the recently announced Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Hammering out 527 killerwatts and a thunderous 880Nm of twist, the Charger Hellcat is allegedly capable of reaching 328km/h.
Dodge also claims an 11-second quarter mile and while no 0-100km/h sprint time has been quoted, Dodge is promising that it'll screech from zero to 160km/h and then back to a standstill all in under 13 seconds - about the time it takes an average small hatch just reach 100. That all-important anchorage is provided by a set of 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers.
The engine is mated to a heavy-duty TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic gearbox that can swop cogs in a claimed 160 milliseconds and aid acceleration with its rev-matching technology.