The 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat possesses horsepower that can only be described as insane. How does 707 horsepower grab you? This street monster is even more powerful than Dodge’s flagship sports car, the Viper. The 2016 Hellcat packs a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with torque coming in at 650-pound feet. There is an even larger 6.4-liter option available. There is no more powerful car made in America. Still want more power? You’ll have to spend about 20 times more for a Porche 918 Spider or a McClaren P-1.
Besides Insane Horse Power, the 2016 Hellcat has an 8-speed transmission and an adaptive suspension system. The pistons are forged aluminum. All of these features enable the Hellcat to achieve an impressive 11.2 seconds in the quarter mile. How fast can the Hellcat go from zero to sixty? It can do it in 3.9 seconds. And don’t worry the new Brembo brakes can slow it back down very quickly.
All this insane power comes at a price, however. Gas mileage is, as you might expect, is not very good. In fact, fully throttled, the engine uses 5.6 liters of fuel per minute. To offset that, engineers have designed a “Street mode” option that help preserve fuel for everyday driving around town. If your buying this car for fuel economy, you have made a mistake.
The 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is pure muscle on steroids. The ride is relatively smooth for a muscle car. The Hellcat likes going straight, however. It is not a Corvette in the turns. For the thrill rider though, this is the perfect machine. Strap on your harness and enjoy the ride.