Media post: 2017 Dodge Challenger – A Real Muscle Car
Remember the muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s? Oh…of course you don’t, most of us are too young to have been there. How about the muscle cars in old movies that we’ve all seen on TV at one time or another? Okay, now we’re talking. The one that I always remember the most is the Dodge Challenger. It was the coolest of all the cool muscle cars.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger is pretty similar to its ancestors but its even cooler, and much more comfortable and way faster. We were going to write about the different Challengers and the V-6 and V-8 engines that are optional and what they offer, but we just want to jump to the chase and take a look at the SRT Hellcat – the big dog of all Challengers and of all muscle cars.
The engine in the SRT is totally awesome…do people still talk like that? Anyway, it’s a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that pumps out 485 horses and flies like an eagle – so to speak. The SRT with that awesome engine under its hood can pretty much beat anything that challenges it at a surface street red light. On the other hand, there is a slightly faster monster Challenger SRT that flies like a rocket and no muscle car owner in his or her right mind will ever challenge it no matter where it is stopped. It’s the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that shovels out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
The supercharged Hellcat lives up to its name and reputation. It kicks butt and doesn’t look back. By the way, you can see this beautiful and legendary muscle car at North Star Dodge. Just make sure you don’t cut in line if you’re going in for a test drive. We hear that people really want to drive the Hellcat. And no wonder…that supercharged SRT will hit 60 miles an hour from a dead stop in only 3.7 seconds. It has a top speed of over 200 miles per hour. We don’t think that the sales people will want you to actually go that fast, however, so just be patient and make sure you have your seat belt on just in case you accidentally push down on the accelerator when the sales guy is looking the other way.