The mad scientists at SRT shocked the world this summer by bringing us the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most muscular muscle car ever, which packs a stonking 707 horsepower supercharged Hemi V8. Now, in the ultimate proof that you can have your cake and eat it too, it comes in four door form.
The eagerly-awaited Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is being unveiled right now at a special Chrysler event at the Vinsetta Garage on Woodward Avenue. And like its sibling, it also has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
I'll say that again: you can get a sedan with 707 horsepower straight from the factory. It is both mind-boggling and mildly terrifying, which is how I like things.
Dodge claims it is the world's most powerful sedan, and I'll add that they mean "production" sedan specifically and not a tuner special.
"This is a car most brands would never bring to market," Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis said. "This is a car that you absolutely cannot build a business case for. But sometimes, you need to stop listening to the focus groups. Sometimes you need to build a car that defines itself."
It defines itself by a 204 mph top speed, an 11 second quarter mile time on street tires, and the ability to drain its fuel tank in just 13 minutes.
More on this car as we get it, including better photos.
Update 1: Dodge says the car has an eight-speed automatic, so it sounds like the Charger won't get a manual gearbox like the Challenger does. A bummer, but not surprising. No all-wheel drive, either, but we can live with that.
Update 2: Zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, apparently.
Update 3: The Hellcat engine is not going into the Dart. I'm still holding out for the Fiat 500 myself.
Update 4: No fuel economy ratings yet. I'm gonna go ahead and assume "not great." At 4,560 pounds, it's about 100 pounds heavier than the Challenger Hellcat. Also, pricing will be announced later.
Update 5: And here are those better photos I promised you! We love you the most, baby. We love you the most.