Wards Auto announced that the 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 was one of the 10 Best Engines for 2015. The 707 horsepower, supercharged HEMI Hellcat is the most powerful engine ever to appear on the list annually released by WardsAuto. It is the fifth year in a row that the FCA – US (previously Chrysler Brand) has been honored by appearing on the list, and second year in a row that the brand has received honors for multiple vehicles (the Hellcat stood side by side with the 2.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6.
The supercharged HEMI Hellcat is the brand's most powerful passenger-car engine that they have ever produced. When equipped in the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat muscle coup, the engine produces 22 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, making the Charger the fastest and most powerful sedan on the road.
Said Bob Lee, the Vice President and Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering: These two distinctly different engines represent the wide range of powertrain-engineering expertise and technology at Chrysler Group. For their considerable might they also are both highly efficient and refined."
The HEMI Hellcat engine has been crafted to provide top-of-the-line engineering. When equipped within the 2015 Challenger Hellcat, it is the the most powerful Challenger ever built, and takes its place as the most powerful and capable factory built muscle car ever. The Challenger can reach 60 miles per hour within four seconds, and finish a quarter mile in just over ten seconds.
Drew Winter, the senior editor of WardsAuto.com and editor-in-chief of Ward's Auto World, further elaborated on the stunning capability of the 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8. "A 707-hp engine in a car starting at less than $60,000 is an achievement all by itself, but what impressed WardsAuto editors beyond the V-8's prodigious output, diamond-coated washers, extra-strong alloy pistons and all the other extras that went into engineering this masterpiece, is how civilized the beast is in ordinary driving,"