Guess what the fastest production sedan in the world is? If you’re thinking something along the lines of a Porsche, BMW, Mercedes or Audi, you are wrong. The fastest production sedan in the world is — drum roll — the Dodge Charger Hellcat. That’s right, a ‘lowly’ Dodge.
A muscle car in disguise, the Charger Hellcat puts to shame most supercars and high-end sports with its big 6.2-litre V8 engine that produces a mind-numbing 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends all that power to the rear wheels, it accelerates from 0 to 100 mph (62 km/h) in less than 13 seconds, runs the quarter mile in 11 seconds, and hits a top speed of 204 mph (328.3 km/h).
So much power could drive any man mad; fortunately, massive Brembo brakes at all-four corners help make sure you don’t run over anyone or drive through a wall.
The Charger SRT Hellcat features a few cosmetic tweaks that make it stand out from the crowd, especially from the lesser Chargers. Its aggressive body sports a “power-bulge” aluminum hood with added air vents, a distinct grille design, a bolder front splitter, side skirts, and a rear spoiler. Filling its wheel wells are 20-inch aluminum wheels shod in high-performance Pirelli tires.
Hop inside Dodge’s super sedan and you’ll find a flat bottom steering wheel, a slick configurable digital instrument cluster, the Chrysler Groups much-loved Uconnect infotainment system with a large 8.4-inch display, sport seats upholstered in Nappa leather and Alcantara, and an 18-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system. You’re’ ballin!
As the fastest production sedan in the world, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a very manly car, but it’s not cheap. Those looking to take one home will need some $60,000 laying around. Start saving.