AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- Industry accolade comes courtesy of the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) in the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat's auto show debut
- Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world, featuring a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 Hellcat engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque
In its auto show debut at the 2014 South Florida International Auto Show in Miami late last week, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was awarded the "Star of the Show" from the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA).
"The new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has quickly captured the world's imagination," said Bill Adam, SAMA president. "Other automotive manufacturers have made high horsepower vehicles over the years, but none comes close to this one. Dodge has built a family capable performance sedan that is sinister and powerful looking, while still able to achieve impressive gas mileage, making this car the 2014 Star of the Show."
The new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by the new supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 engine. Its 707 horsepower matches the highest rating of any V-8 engine in Chrysler Group's celebrated history – that of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – making it the quickest, fastest and most powerful production sedan in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in America. The supercharged HEMI V-8 engine is mated to the new segment-first TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.
The unrivaled four-door performance numbers tell an impressive story with an NHRA-certified, quarter mile in 11.0 seconds, 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.7 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in under 13 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph.
"Thanks to the Southern Automotive Media Association for this prestigious award recognizing our new ultimate performance sedan and its unrivaled capabilities," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge and SRT Brands. "We're proud that in its auto show debut, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is carrying on the buzz that began earlier this year when our Challenger SRT Hellcat surprised the muscle car world."
Additional performance attributes of the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat include the largest brakes ever offered in a Chrysler Group vehicle – 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers, 20-by-9.5-inch wide forged-aluminum wheels with Pirelli P Zero performance tires and adaptive damping three-mode suspension.
Dodge and SRT designers have re-sculpted and refined nearly every body panel of the new Charger with functional performance cues, including heat extractors in the hood, unique front and rear fascias and dramatic LED lighting in both front and rear.
The 2015 Charger SRT models feature restyled driver-focused interiors with premium, soft-touch materials, a new 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable digital instrument gauge cluster and a new instrument panel center stack with the latest generation 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen media center.
The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will be built at the Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant. Production is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2015.
SAMA is a spirited organization made up of automotive journalists, media organizations, corporate communication specialists, marketing and advertising representatives, and auto manufacturers related to South Florida's dynamic automotive industry. SAMA's purpose is to provide a platform to bring together the South Florida automotive industry to meet, network and exchange ideas on major issues concerning the industry. SAMA holds monthly luncheon programs bringing members together with guest speakers to view product presentations and new vehicle demonstrations from car manufacturers and other major figures in the auto industry.
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America's mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge will be the "mainstream performance" brand. SRT will be positioned as the "ultimate performance" halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and Dodge Viper.
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