TodayApril 16, 2022

Four Engines, Eight-speeds and up to 707 Horsepower on Driving the Nation

Chris Cowland, Director of Advanced and SRT Powertrain at Chrysler LLC talked to Driving the Nation about the engine and the 91% engine’s content that has been revised to create the type of power needed to be America’s most powerful muscle car.

Dodge Challenger SXT models “starting U.S. MSRP of $26,995
2015 Dodge Challenger SXT models feature the 305 horsepower Pentastar V-6 engine, new and segment-first TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission, with an EPA estimated 30 mpg on the highway

Dodge Challenger R/T models “starting U.S. MSRP of $31,495
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T models feature the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI engine with up to 410 lb.-ft. of torque, new segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed or standard six-speed manual transmission.

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models “starting U.S. MSRP of $38,495
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack features a 6.4-liter HEMI with best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering 0-60 mph in the low 4-second range with up to 25 mpg highway.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat “starting U.S. MSRP of $59,995
Americas most powerful muscle car ever, 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine, produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque and recently achieved an NHRA-certified 10.8 second quarter mile time (on drag radials).

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.