We have received confirmations that the 2015 Dodge Challenger will be officially presented at the Detroit Auto Show. This is one of the high performance vehicles that we will be able to see on this car show.
This vehicle will be delivered with all new supercharged Hellcat V8 engine that comes from Chrysler and it seams that this unit could pump out up to 640 hp. Power delivery claimed here is still not confirmed and we need to say that those are only rumors but then again it is highly possible.
2015 Dodge Challenger Release Date
We need to add that the confirmations about this vehicle coming to Detroit were delivered from sources that are not official so wee need to take this info with pinch of salt. Currently available Challanger was also spotted testing with all new Hellcat engine under the hood so it will be interesting to see if we will be getting new model with this engine at Detroit Auto Show or latter.
There are people that claim that new engine will be offered with refreshed model and that it will be delivered at New York Auto Show. This is also a possibility and that would mean that Dodge only tested this engine in currently available Challenger model. New York Auto Show also seams like a good possibility for delivery of this vehicle.
At this moment we can only guess what will be offered in the next few days but the Detroit Auto Show is close so we will have additional info pretty soon. There are two reports about engines that we could hear. Both are delivered from reliable sources and from one we could hear that 6.2 liter V8 will be used while the other suggests that the 6.4 liter will come under the hood.
Specs Of 2015 Challenger
We also could hear that the name for this model might be either 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat or the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Platform used should be developed exclusively for this model and not like before when we had the same platform used for Charger and Chrysler 300 also.
Engine specs are pretty much known at this moment and the base version will be offered with 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar that will pump out 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. Most affordable V8 muscle car is prepared with 5.7 liter Hemi unit and it will push out 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Those that are looking for even more will have to opt for great 6.4 liter Hemi V8 monster with 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque which is significantly more than the 5.7 liter unit offers.
Reports suggest that we might be getting eight speed automatic transmission in combination with this supercharged engine while there is a possibility that the company could offer six speed manual Tremec transmission. When it comes to price it should be in the range of Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 placing it with price tag of $ 70.000 to $ 80.000. Base price should be just slightly above $26,000. There is no doubt that we will be getting one highly competitive vehicle.
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