2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Review

Things have been stirred in the market with the release of a new 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat vehicle. The model is announced to be out by the end of the year and will kick of the return of this mighty and famous car brand that all of the fans have been looking forward in getting. The car has various updates which we deem as something important for the brand that is going to add a lot for the car.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat side view, white color, alloy wheels

The initial model was introduced to us in 1966 and was first a two door coupe version, later on it was revised in 1968 and 1971. The Dodge Charger became one of the most popular muscle cars on the market and kept its popularity until the oil crisis when it started to dwindle a bit and led to the car disappearing completely of the face of the screen in 1977. The first return came back as a fifth-generation model in 1982 but it lasted only till 1987. The second return for the Dodge Charger came in 2006 and it is the vehicle we have all came to know and love as a four door sedan. The sixth-generation model was made in 2010 and as we are still waiting for the next one to come out, for this year we have an overhaul which will update the car a bit.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2016 overhaul is going to receive updates on the front and rear fascias of the car and a completely revamped interior which is going to be followed with an engine update that will put the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in a league of its own. If you want to know more about the car read on the review and find out about the new specs and changes that have been made.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat engine specs

What makes the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat special and in fact superior to other vehicles in the segment is the engine update that the car has received. Making it the fastest car in segment is the 6.2-liter, HEMI V-8 engine which has been upgraded and supercharged to get to an output of 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque which is transferred to the rear wheels. This powertrain also enables it to reach the acceleration rate to 0-60 mph of 3.7 seconds which makes it a whole half a second faster than the BMW M5, but it cannot still go faster than the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model , but we are talking about at car which cost goes well beyond 100,000 USD.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat engine

There are also five driving modes available for the Hellcat now. The “Eco” mode is good for enabling better fuel economy and revised shifting abilities. The “Default” mode is the initial driving mode and it is activated immediately when you start your car. Next you have the  “Custom” mode which may be the favorite to some as it allows you to customize your car any way you like it. The  “Sport” function is there to enhance the ability and performance of the car which goes well beyond the standard and finally  the “Track” mode enables to Dodge Charger Hellcat go to its maximum potential.

The setup is the same as in the Dodge Challenger car, as you have to key fobs which change the setup completely for the car. So you have the red fob which allows the car to go to its maximum capabilities and the black key limits the engine to  to 4,000 rpm and reduces its power to a standard of 500 hp.

Exterior design

The exterior design of the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is going to follow the characteristics that were made for the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. It is going to come with a unique front and back fascia which are going to be complemented with a new hood and a new spoiler, making the Charger sleek and menacing.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat front angle, red coplor, headlights and grille

The headlamps are going to be the same as before but the grill is going to go through some changes though. The known cross-hair  design is ditched for a honeycomb-like pattern with a SRT badge on it. The bumper is going to have a trapezoidal shape with some inlets added and the same kind of a grille pattern with side inlets as well, but will include the LED daytime running lights this time. Below, you will find a new splitter which improves the aerodynamic capacities of the vehicle.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The standard hood is replaced with a completely new one so we get a  power-bulge aluminum hood which has cold-air intake and dual air extractors which optimizes the removal of heat from the engine and also diminishes turbulence. The back side has a trunk-lid spoiler, a four-inch, round exhaust tips and side bumper inlets which are the updates to the back.

Interior update

The 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat interior features and updated look which is very much sporty. There is a flat bottom steering wheel which is going to replace the standard one and the button layout and configuration has been changed again. The TFT display buttons are larger and illuminated for better use, while the Uconnect system  is moved to the bottom edge of the dash. The steering wheel also has a 360-degree heat element.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat interior, dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The seats have also been redesigned and adds new and improved cushioning and advances the comfort by a lot. The front sates have standard heating and ventilation added but the rear ones only have heaters. With the SRT Hellcat package you also get a electronic shifter with a T-handle and with a premium package you can include a 900-watt, 18-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system.

Price and release date

The predictions for the price stand at $63,995 for the new 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, while the release date is scheduled for May when the car is going to make its debut.