Order Banks Open for the 2015 Dodge Challenger, SRT but Not Hellcat
According to the Mopar super gurus at Allpar, the Chrysler Group has officially opened the order bank for the 2015 Dodge Challenger. This means that dealerships can begin ordering cars for showroom fodder and hopeful new owners can place an order for the Challenger of their dreams. Unfortunately, those folks who want to own the most powerful American production car of all time will have to wait a bit longer to place their order for a Hellcat model.
2015 Dodge Challenger SXT, RT, Scat Pack, SRT
Those buyers heading to dealerships this week to place an order for a new 2015 Dodge Challenger will be able to order the car in all configurations except for the new SRT Hellcat package. This means that you can order an SXT with the 3.6L Pentastar V6, the R/T with the 5.7L Hemi V8, the Scat Pack with the 392 cubic inch Hemi V8 or the SRT – which also comes with the 392 cubic inch Hemi. The SXT and R/T models include premium “Plus” trimlines and there is no mention of the Shaker models of the R/T and Scat Pack so it is unclear if those models are available right away. The report states that the 8-speed automatic transmission is standard for all models, but those buyers picking the 5.7L or 6.4L Hemi can also opt for a 6-speed Tremec manual transmission.
Options for the first batch of 2015 Dodge Challengers include the Super Sport Group for the SXT models and the Super Track Pak for the R/T and Scat Pack models. Exterior color options include Silver Metallic, White, Granite Metallic, Jazz Blue Pearl, Black, Black Tri-Coat Metallic, Sublime and TorRed with Blue Pearl and Redline Tri Coat Pearl expected to arrive later this year.
Difference Between Scat Pack and SRT 392
New for the 2015 model year is the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack, which is powered by the same 392 cubic inch Hemi as the current (2014) SRT 392. Interestingly, the SRT 392 is still available for 2015, so many people wondered what made these two cars different since they share the same drivetrain options. According to Allpar, the SRT 392 package adds bigger wheels, higher performance tires, six piston front brake calipers, dual mode adaptive damping suspension, configurable drive modes, standard heated/cooled leather seats, unique interior trim with in-door ambient lighting, unique exterior badging, an 18 speaker premium sound system, HID headlights, a blacked out grille, a larger rear spoiler, standard blind spot and cross path detection systems and a free pass to the SRT Track Experience.
2015 Dodge Challenger Gallery
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT in the wild
Comparison gallery between the 2013 and 2015 Dodge Challenger
The 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker
Basically, the 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack sounds like it will be very similar to what we know now as the 2014 Challenger SRT Core. The Scat Pack is for people who are most concerned with going fast with the 392 cubic inch Hemi while the SRT models add improved handling performance and a whole lot of higher end goodies that don’t improve performance.
A Month to Wait for the Hellcat
While those folks looking to buy a 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT, R/T Scat Pack or SRT392 can place their orders right now, the buyers who want the 707 horsepower will have to wait until August 8th. Production is reported to begin on September 2nd so the first Hellcat Challengers almost surely be hitting the roads before Halloween.