The 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is The Fastest Production Sedan On Earth


And it can be yours for $63k.

You wouldn’t think this would be something to come from Dodge, or Fiat Chrysler in general. High-performance sedans like the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat more commonly come from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. In short, the Germans. But America has a way of striking back hard with sheer, raw power and the Charger Hellcat is definitive proof. Imagine our pure joy when we recently had the chance to spend some time behind the wheel of a 2017 Charger Hellcat.

Under the hood lies that glorious as ever (and built in Mexico) supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 with a total of 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. All of that power goes to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic.

You Might Also Like
Is The New BMW 8 Series Better Looking Than The Concept?
Is The New BMW 8 Series Better Looking Than The Concept?
10 Cars That Deserved Better Engines Than They Got
10 Cars That Deserved Better Engines Than They Got

No six-speed manual is offered, but we honestly didn’t mind so much. One reason why is that 0 to 60 mph happens in a mere 3.4 seconds. Just for comparison, the Ferrari 488 GTB does the same sprint in 3 seconds flat. Now, here’s where the Charger Hellcat is a Porsche Panamera Turbo S killer: top speed is a claimed 204 mph, thus making it the fastest production sedan in existence today. Equally satisfying is the fact that it costs a third of what Porsche wants for that Panamera Turbo S. With a base price just over $63,000, our Charger Hellcat tester totaled $70,635 with added options and, not surprisingly, a gas guzzler tax. God bless America. Special thanks to for letting us film the car.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP

Related Reviews