2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Hennessey Performance
It might not officially be the fastest family hauler in the land, but it must be close. John Hennessey has turned his sights to the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sedan with a new twin-turbo package that cranks up the power 1,032 horsepower at 6,500 rpm.
Because, well, the stock Charger SRT Hellcat‘s 707 horsepower just wasn’t effective enough at burning rubber with a family of five aboard.
Building on the up-to-852-horse HPE800 and HPE850, the new HPE1000 Twin Turbo package is available for 2015 and newer Charger SRT Hellcats. Those two turbos, when added to the factory’s supercharged 6.4-liter V-8, bump torque up to a stump-pulling 987 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm. As a result, the already wicked fast Charger SRT Hellcat’s 0-60 mph sprint drops to just 2.7 seconds and it will burst through the quarter mile in a mere 9.9 seconds at 142 mph.
Notably, the mega Hellcat runs on 93 octane premium fuel.
For those hoping to have a 2,064 horsepower garage, Hennessey will add the same package to the two-door, retro-styled Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Highlights of the upgrade start with the twin ball-bearing turbochargers with billet aluminum compressor wheels. To cope with that power, Hennessey’s skunkworks have added a more stout fuel pump and high-flow fuel injectors, a high-flow air-to-water intercooler system, dual turbo wastegates, stainless steel headers, a number of tweaks to the computer’s software, and a high-pressure air filter element.
Visual changes are limited to subtle badging, a serial numbered plaque signed by Hennessey himself, and special floor mats. Ownership also includes a one year, 12,000-mile warranty and lifetime membership in the Hennessey Vehicle Registry.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but who wouldn’t be willing to pay for an extra 300 horsepower for the family sedan?