The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Sounds Pretty Serious
By Winding Road Staff
May 23, 2014
Earlier this week at the Midwest Automotive Media Association Rally in Wisconsin, a few members of the media got a chance to hear what the new supercharged, top-spec Challenger model will sound like. In their press release, Dodge alluded to the Hellcat breathing through an active exhaust system, one in which valves can open or close based upon throttle position and user settings, allowing exhaust to essentially change volume and tone based upon the driving situation.
As you'll hear in the video below (headphone users, beware!), when the throttle gets stabbed, it sounds mean. Really mean. In the interest of full disclosure though, we should point out that some of this angry tone in the first clip is probably caused by microphone distortion in the recording rather than the actual sound coming out the tailpipes - the second video is probably a little closer to reality. Quite promising none-the-less: