2017 SRT Hellcat a Powerhouse to Top the Dodge Charger Line

And Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Concord thinks the Concord, CA area would be a great place to peel out and test the sedan's supercharged 6.2L HEMI® SRT Hellcat V8 mettle. When a sports car approaches nigh-supercar, shelling out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque to test the upper limits of a 0-200 mph speedometer – who wouldn't want to get behind the wheel?

And it's true: 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat's low, lean, scalloped-bodyside profile would snap quite a few heads back as we went. Car and Driver, with a more-than-respectable 4.5 out of 5 rating, calls this top of the 2017 Dodge Charger line "the most powerful production sedan on earth," and Kelley Blue Book praises it for its "[unique combination of] comfort, interior room and technology with aggressive styling, horsepower to spare and just enough attitude." The "Street & Racing Technology" acronym's already in the name, after all – a fitting moniker to presage the upcoming Dodge Challenger's 2018 SRT Demon upgrade.

And on that speedster note, it's as if Hellcat's built for the track. TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission and driver-selectable Normal, Comfort and Sport electric power steering modes make her a blast to drive on multiple terrains, with a four-wheel independent short- and long-arm sport suspension and rear-wheel drive for blasting out the starting line. Anti-lock brakes with advanced Brake Assist feature Rain Brake Support, enhancing response by slaking brake pad water, and should Hellcat's full-speed forward collision warning with active braking detect a potential frontal collision, it pre-fills the brakes, warns you visually and audibly and triggers automatic Brake Assist – safety peace of mind crowned by the reassurance of a five-star overall NHTSA crash test rating.

But sport needs style and comfort to match, and on this, Hellcat's SRT® Laguna Leather interior surely delivers, coming standard in black or black/sepia options, and upgradable to optional Alcantara® Suede/Nappa Leather SRT® Performance Seats, themselves coming in black or black/ruby. Looking for the ease-of-use finishing-touch of power front driver and passenger seats, a power-tilting and telescoping steering column, and 4-way power lumbar adjustment for you and your co-pilot? The optional Power Convenience Group package makes it possible.

A test drive in a comparable 2015, 2016 or 2017 Dodge Challenger or Charger, in R/T, R/T 392, SE, SRT 392 or SXT trim, is just a pit lane away. So stop in, and we'll put you in the comfort of a power seat to see what it's like to own performance today!

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