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Hellcat cars: dual power modes?

by David Zatz on

Mike wrote on the Allpar forums that  Hellcat-equipped SRT8s, due late this year or early next year, will have two power modes, which he described as “ street and kill. I believe the street mode is just a little more powerful than the normal SRT. Kill mode, as I call it, is just clinically insane.”

Another source wrote that the two modes would be roughly 500 and roughly 660 horsepower.

The 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi V8 was first shown to the general public on May 6, as an illustration in an investor presentation. It will only be available in SRT Chargers and Challengers, as far as we know, and at a very high cost compared even with 6.4-Hemi-equipped cars. Camaros and Mustangs with similar, albeit less powerful, setups are sold at a high premium as well. 

“redriderbob” provided the photo above, “A quick shot of the adjustable Sport settings in the 2015 Dodge Challenger.” This shows how the two modes could work — right from the UConnect screen. The steering control was likely made possible by the fully electric power steering systems.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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