The first model of Dodge Challenger was produced in the 1950s, but the car manufacturer has only achieved three generations with this vehicle. The sports car usually comes with an appealing exterior, luxurious cabin and powerful engines. In the coming year, the fans of this muscle car will witness a new Challenger that will go with the name 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat – Premium Style:
The upcoming Challenger Hellcat will be based on the Chrysler LC platform. With this platform being available in Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger & Magnum and Mercedes-Benz E-Class & S-Class, we expect the new car to share a lot of exterior features with these models. Its entire body will look muscular with pronounced overtures and aerodynamics.
The major highlights in the front end of 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will be projector headlamps and projector fog lamps. The headlights will be equipped with the quad LED halo technology while the fog lamp will be enlarged a bit to improve on night illumination. This end will spot other features like a redesigned grille and bigger air intakes. The rear end will look more modern with a remodeled bumper and revised tail lights. Interior wise, the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will be designed to accommodate 5 passengers. There are only a few muscle cars that can handle this number of occupants. The front seats will feature a heating and ventilation system as well as a power adjustment mechanism. The steering wheel and seats will feature Nappa, Alcantara, and natural leather. Other cabin components will get cloth upholstery and top-notch metal rim.
On the side of technology, the Dodge sports car will be bombarded with all sorts of technological features. There will be a 5-inch touchscreen, a 6-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt-&-telescopic steering wheel, an AM/FM radio and the functional 8.4 NAV. Other tech features include Smartphone app integration, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and SD card slot. In addition, 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will come with its fair share of safety and security features. You should look forward to rearview camera, cruise control, forward collision warning system, blind-spot warning system, seatbelts, parking assist, and airbags.
2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat – Engine Specs:
Under the hood of the Hellcat, there will be a 6.2-liter V8 engine. This drivetrain is capable of generating 707 hp and 650 lb-ft. It will be paired with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission system which will support an all-wheel drive.
The car will take 3.6 seconds to achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration. The top speed is estimated at 199 mph. On the side of fuel economy, the upcoming Dodge sports car will have EPA figures of around 13 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat – Competition, Price and Release Date:
With the previous model selling at $50,000, the price of the new Challenger Hellcat is expected to be around $55,000. If there will be trim levels, we expect them to retail at higher prices. As for the release date, the car will be seen on the roads starting from the second half of 2017.