The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of American automobiles manufactured by Dodge. The first generation (1970-1974) were intended to compete against cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, and to achieve success, it offered virtually every engine in Chrysler’s inventory. The second generation (1978-1983) acquired a reputation as a reasonably brisk performer in its class mainly because Mitsubishi pioneered the use of balance shafts to help dampen this effect and the Challenger was one of the first cars to bring this technology to the American market. And as for the third generation (2008-present), it entered production in 2007, after its debut at the 2006 Detroit Motor Show. People expect to hear a more about the new 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, since the company is planning on upgrading current model features and making other refreshments.
Engine and transmission of 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
For now, there aren’t many information about what’s under the hood of the new 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Rumors are that the Challenger will have two engine options. The car will most likely feature a supercharged Hemi V8 engine. This engine has a staggering amount of power at it is able to produce up to 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be paired either to a six-speed manual or a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds using the manual transmission. With TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic the acceleration improves by 0.7 seconds. The Hemi V8 is a hungry beast and provisional EPA ratings for fuel consumption rates at 22/13/16 mpg on the highway/city/combined. With all these spectacular numbers, the new Challenger will be one of the most effective factory-built muscle cars ever.
2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Exterior
When it comes to exterior, the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will feature a whole new design, according to sources. It will be inspired by the 1971 design and it will feature plenty of new stuff. The front of the Challenger looks very powerful and aggressive with much cleaner front fascia, rather than the familiar split grille. Also there is a redesigned front bumper with quad projector lamps while the hood includes double air extractor. Also, it is expected that the car will get new detailing on the headlights and taillights as well. 18-inch wheels are standard.
2017 Hellcat Challenger Interior
The interior of the new Challenger Hellcat is very nice. As you enter the car, you’ll find the cabin very comfortable and sporty. There will be enough space to accommodate five passengers and it is so comfortable even for a long journey. There is room for the cargo also thanks to 60/40 split folding rear seats. The 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will also include infotainment and safety features such as 5-inch touchscreen display, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a USB port, cruise control and many more.
Release date and price of Challenger Dodge Hellcat
Although there are no official statement from Dodge company, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will probably be available at some point during the 2017. Most likely it will be premiered at Detroit Motor Show, and released shortly after it. Estimated price for the base model will be around $62,495, similarly to previous model.
Here is a look at astonishing 2016 Challenger: