The Dodge Challenger has come out as one of the most powerful production cars on the market today and shows up at the top end with the SRT Hellcat model that shows a 707 horsepower and 650-lb.-ft. of torque from the massive V8 engine that makes it one of the most amazing cars to ever be built ever. The Challenger and its Charger brother have come along to take down the top players of Ford and Chevrolet in the forms of the Mustang and Camaro and when it comes to horsepower, the Dodge twins are certainly at the top of the list.
Even though the top end is highly powerful, not everyone should or will drive the highest power Challenger SRT Hellcat. In some cases the R/T Scat Pack will be a great choice or the R/T could be what you are looking for. With several models to choose from there is sur to be a Challenger that actually is perfect for your needs to make sure you can have the driving excitement you want at a price you can afford. Let’s look at some of the differences between these models that area offered.
The Challenger R/T shows up with a 375 horsepower 410 lb.-ft. of torque engine and has a price of $32,490 which is the base price of the Challenger. The SRT 392 comes in with a 6.4-liter 485 horsepower 475 lb.-ft. of toque V8 engine that costs $46,990 at its base price and gives a high powered car that slots in below the Hellcat. The Scat Pack on the other hand uses the same engine as the SRT 392 but does not have all the same features. The Scat Pack has a base price of $39,490 in order to come in more affordable but still powerful for a fun drive.
Many of the Challenger models offer some fantastic sport drive modes in order to offer the car the best performance possible With the eight-speed automatic transmission aboard you have the Normal and Sport modes to choose from in order to have the driving enjoyment you want. In Normal mode the ride feels pleasance and enjoyable and is perfect for driving in traffic or handling your daily grind, but when you see you have a large stretch of open road and choose to switch over to Sport mode the car comes alive and becomes a high powered sports car in any of the different models you have to choose from.
With any one of the new Challenger models you have to understand what you are buying. The new Challenger offers a style that is complete throwback to a time gone by that shows back up now as a nod to the muscle cars of old. Driving the Challenger can be a lot of fun and certainly will get you a lot of stares from onlookers, but this is a heavy beast of a car that takes all of the power under the hood to make it move at the speeds that are desired by such a great car with amazing power.