5 New Sedans Faster Than a Hellcat
The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat are staples in unreasonable and over-the-top horsepower. Despite their thunderous pantomime and wicked speed, they’re not the only seriously swift sedans on the market. Check out some of these sedans faster than Dodge’s Hellcats, like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-AMG E63 S.
- BMW M5 Competition
- Audi RS7 Sportback
- Porsche Taycan Turbo S
- Mercedes-AMG E63 S
- Tesla Model S Plaid
How fast is the BMW M5 Competition?
The BMW M5 has long been a benchmark in the super sedan space. For instance, the latest BMW M5 Competition not only escapes BMW’s controversial grilles, it’s also faster than a Hellcat. The 2023 BMW M5 Competition is swift enough to hit 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, an awe-inspiring feat for any car, let alone a four-door sedan. Better yet, the Bavarian brute in a three-piece suit will finish a quarter mile in 10.6 at 130 mph.
That’s quick enough to out-sprint the latest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeyes and their best 0 to 60 sprints of around 3.5 seconds. That is, unless the Charger eats its own tires upon launch. Of course, the BMW starts at about $143,995, much more than the Hellcat Redeye’s $82,190.
Is the Audi RS 7 Sportback faster than a Hellcat?
Audi’s weaponized four-door sport back looks aggressive, but it has the credentials to back it up. The RS 7 Sportback produces 591 horsepower from its twin-turbo 4.0L V8, which might not sound like much compared to the Hellcat Redeye’s 797 undead ponies. Despite the deficit, the Audi RS 7 Sportback is faster than a Hellcat. Specifically, the AWD RS 7 Sportback hit 60 mph in 3.0 seconds in Car and Driver’s testing. That’s one snappy sedan.
Is the Porsche Taycan Turbo S faster than a Hellcat?
It’s not surprising that a handful of electric vehicles (EVs) are faster than a Hellcat, but seeing a heavy four-door sedan move that quickly is always impressive. Enter the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, a 911-esque EV sedan with enough instant torque to hit 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds. That makes the Porsche EV 0.1 seconds slower than a fully-prepped Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on its factory drag slicks.
How fast is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S?
The Mercedes-AMG E63 S isn’t just fast; it’s faster than a Dodge SRT Hellcat. In the age of disappearing cylinders, the E63 S, like the M5 and RS 7, packs a twin-turbocharged V8 with mass quantities of power. In the E63 S’ case, the stable is full of 603 horses, enough to propel the AWD AMG car to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds. While the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is fast, it can’t outrun the E63 S and its 11.1-second quarter mile.
However, even with specs like that, the V8-powered super sedans like the E63 S can’t outrun the changing market. Cars like the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Audi RS 7 Sportback, and BMW M5 Competition are likely some of the last twin-turbocharged V8 immolation machines of their kind.
The Tesla Model S Plaid is faster than a Hellcat. However, it’s not alone
The Tesla Model S Plaid is more than fast; it’s explosive (and no, that’s not an EV joke). Tesla says the Plaid can hit 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, although Car and Driver managed 2.1 on their best attempts. To accomplish that near science-fiction speed, the Plaid packs a tri-motor AWD setup with 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. However, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and Tesla Model S Plaid aren’t the only EVs faster than a Hellcat.
Plenty of EV sedans like the Lucid Air Dream Edition and Audi e-tron GT will easily out-sprint the hellacious Dodge. Still, at the Dodge Hellcat’s starting price point, it’s tough to find a better performance bargain. Scroll down to the following article to read more about fast sedans!