Ricci Cavallaro took a bone-stock 2015 Challenger Hellcat to Pittsburgh Raceway Park, swapped out the OEM rubber for Nitto NT05 tires measuring 305/45/r18, and made a 10.97 pass on his first run! Two subsequent runs were also in the 10s. Read more at Torque News. Videos of his first two runs after the jump!
The awesome Hellcat and and Scat Pack Challengers have been getting all the press lately, but let’s not forget that the entire Challenger lineup saw major improvements for the 2015 model year. And if you are primarily interested in an affordable, fun, efficient and stylish package that you can drive every day, you should definitely consider the 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus. Mopar Blog had a week with a beautiful TorRed example and came away very impressed.
Allpar has a photo of the new 2015 Chrysler 300 that was apparently released by Chrysler in error. There are only minor changes to the exterior with the front end being cleaned up a bit. Find more info at Allpar.
You can now build and price your 2015 Challenger Hellcat on Dodge’s online configurator. There are surprisingly few options to choose from. A “stripper” (with a long list of standard features) will run you $60,990. Load it up and pay $65,465. A heck of a deal either way! Build yours here.
Ok, not really… While we were down in Portland testing the Hellcat we also got to check out all the other 2015 Challengers. Ryan Douthit of Driving Sports shot the Hellcat video we posted last week (hanging out the back of a minivan on PIR). He also shot the video below with a R/T Scat Pack car, using Steve Cook’s beautiful 1969 Super Bee for a bit of historical perspective. Watch the video after the jump!