As the current model, the 2016 Challenger Hellcat will be incredibly intriguing car mostly because if offers better performance than pretty much any other muscle car currently on the road at an incredibly small price. The current model is available for as low as $60,000 which means it is cheaper than most of its competitors. This is in fact the first Hellcat ever built and there hasn’t been a previous car to compare it to. However, there is going to be a small facelift of this car with the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. As far as we know, this will only bring minor improvements to it as well as it will offer a few tweaks in order to make the car behave better on the track and on the road.
2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat release date
The most notable changes on 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat are going to include a few exterior changes as well as tweak to the automatic gearbox, but more on that later. The engine will remain unchanged but the interior will now offer a slight bump in terms of materials. The release date has been set at the end of 2015 and as far as we know, it is going to be the last model of the Challenger Hellcat.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat 2016 redesign
Just as we said, the interior will receive a small bump in material’s quality. In fact, the older one used hard plastic on the dashboard but the Dodge Challenger Hellcat 2016 is going to use soft touch plastic, leather and a first in the range, aluminum. The design on the other hand is going to remain unchanged.
The outside will also see a few changes for the new model year. The front end of the car will get a new bumper which is going to have a pair of LED fog lights that are not going to take from the intake area but in fact they will be integrated into the pillars of the splitter. This will also give it the effect of a snake, from what the people at Dodge said.
2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat specs
Under the hood of the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat there is going to be the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 which is going to deliver 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. However, these are only the official numbers. In many cases, stock cars tested on the dyno, made as much as 740 horsepower or more at the crankshaft which is quite a rare case these days. The performance will be on par with the rest of the cars in its class, so the top speed will most likely hit 200 MPH while the 0 to 60 MPH time for the 8-speed automatic transmission will drop to 3.3 seconds thanks to new gearbox software