The next versions of the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat will be hybrid.June 30, 2019
It is reported that future versions of the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat models may have a soft hybrid system that adds about 176 Nm of torque to the motor with an additional electrical weight of less than 45 kg.
Dodge has become synonymous with high-performance cars, designed to go somewhere at an incredibly fast speed. There is a Challenger Coupe, which has a high-performance version of Hellcat, 707 horsepower is under the hood of such a car. If this is not enough, the company also offers a performance SRT Demon, producing up to 840 hp. power subject to the use of racing fuel.
In addition, there is a four-door brother of this model – this car is called Charger. It also has a version of Hellcat, which produces the same amount of power as in the case of the coupe. And while the new wide-body Charger Hellcat has a power of 707 hp is already on sale, the new head of engine development department of the Italian-American concern FCA Mickey Bligh believes that “people want more than what is available today.”
Mr. Bligh plans to make the American brand one of the leaders in the automotive industry in the field of electrification in the next 12-18 months.
In an interview with a foreign specialized publication, Mr. Bligh was confident in the future of FCA in the field of electrification, which includes the creation of powerful electrified versions of the Charger and Challenger models. He confirmed that both cars would have an electrified installation, he also said that “this is important” for the future of these cars.
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