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The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat is one of those special cars that has spread beyond auto enthusiasts and made its way firmly into the mainstream. Since there’s a good chance that you’ve heard this vehicle mentioned, you may be wondering what all the buzz is about. By the time you finish reading this post, not only will you understand why everyone is so excited about the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, but you may have a strong desire to own one yourself.


Jay Leno and the Dodge Charger Hellcat

Because it’s never been something that he’s shy about sharing with others, most people are aware that Jay Leno is a big car guy. While he definitely has the funds needed to build an amazing collection of cars, Leno has always had a solid reputation for other activities like supporting the troops. Towards the end of November, Leno combined those two passions when he gave a member of the armed forces an awesome surprise.

The surprise Leno provided to Cpl. Ethan Laberge was a spin in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The reason this surprise was such a big deal is not only did Laberge get a chance to hang out with Jay Leno, but this vehicle is officially the world’s most powerful muscle car. With 707-horsepower, this beast of a car provides a driving experience that is unlike any other.

More About the Incredibly Powerful 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

When Dodge released its initial information about how much horsepower this car packs, the most common issue people brought up was that the Hellcat was destined to have poor fuel economy. But when the official MPG specs were released, everyone was pleasantly surprised that all of the Hellcat’s power doesn’t come at the expense of burning through gas.


During city driving, the fastest muscle car ever offers 13 mpg. Once the Hellcat reaches the highway, it offers 22 mpg. This brings the combined mpg to 16. While those specs are for the automatic, the only difference with a manual Hellcat is 21 mpg on the highway.

With the ability to go from zero to sixty in just 3.5 seconds, calling the Hellcat exciting to drive is an understatement. The experience this vehicle offers is absolutely thrilling. Dodge is able to provide so much power thanks to a SC 6.2L V8 that tops out at 199 MPH. The engine’s raw power translates into 650 pound-feet of torque that remains available at 4,000 rpm. While the Hellcat offers a great exterior and interior design, this car is all about celebrating raw power under the hood.

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From the beginning, the Chrysler 300 has always been a car that makes a statement. The 300 is one of those cars that you simply can’t miss when you’re out on the road. Although the design of this car has often been described as brash, its look mellowed a little bit with the 2011 redesign.

While the 300 has remained a great car for the last few years, people who missed the somewhat rebellious nature of the old design should be very excited about the new 300 design that debuted at the LA Auto Show.

With the debut of the 2015 Chrysler 300, the company made it clear that they want to ensure this vehicle remains a tough and highly desirable road machine.

Key Design Features of the New Chrysler 300

Although the 300 is instantly recognizable, there are a handful of new features that set this model apart. The first noticeable feature is the larger grille. Second on the list is the updated fascia. And it doesn’t take long to notice that the lights have been redesigned. Even though three primary changes may not seem like a huge makeover, their collective impact is a car that has a menacing glare a lot of people are going to love.


The 300’s exterior isn’t the only place where Chrysler made updates. Inside the vehicle is a new cluster display that’s seven inches in size. The interior also features really high quality materials, as well as more UConnect features than ever before. Rounding out the list is a variety of safety features that will keep drivers and passengers safe on the road.

Under the Hood of the 2015 Chrysler 300

If you decide that this is the car you want to own, you’ll be able to choose from one of two engine types. The first is a 3.6-liter V6. While the V6 definitely packs a lot of punch, if you’re looking for as much power as possible, you’ll want to go with the 5.7-liter V8.

Regardless of which engine you ultimately choose, you’ll be able to enjoy the engine being paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Another really cool feature that makes driving the new 300 so much fun is its Sport mode button. When pressed, the button automatically changes the engine, transmission and steering tuning. And if this button is used in an all-wheel drive 300, it changes the bias towards the rear.

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