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Is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat the ‘Wildest Muscle Car’ Ever?

The newest Dodge Challenger has a 707-horsepower, supercharged Hemi V-8 under the hood.
The newest Dodge Challenger has a 707-horsepower, supercharged Hemi V-8 under the hood. Chrysler

Want some attention and excitement in the new year? Try the newest Dodge Challenger — the one with a 707-horsepower, supercharged Hemi V-8 under the hood.

Popular Mechanics magazine calls the top-of-the-line, new-for 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat the "wildest muscle car Detroit (has) ever built" and named it "Best Muscle Car" for 2015. With a 0-to-60-mph time of just 3.7 seconds and a quarter-mile time of only 11.2 seconds, the Challenger SRT Hellcat is among the fastest production cars in the world and easily outshines America's other muscle cars.

Auto enthusiast magazines confirm the 16.5-foot-long, two-door coupe can beat a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and 2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium in 0-to-60 and quarter-mile times. Both competitors have V-8s, but they are not supercharged. The Challenger SRT Hellcat is the first Dodge with a supercharged Hemi V-8.But it's not going to be the last. Dodge is already taking orders for the Charger SRT Hellcat sedan, which will use the same 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 that's in the Challenger and be the fastest production sedan.

-- The Associated Press