EPA has announced the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a highway fuel economy of 22 mpg US.

EPA has announced the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a highway fuel economy of 22 mpg US.

A prospective buyer of the mean and green Challenger Hellcat isn't probably interested about the highway fuel economy rating but nevertheless Dodge through the voice of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the muscle car is capable of returning 22 mpg US (26.4 mpg UK or 10.6 liters / 100 km) on the highway.

It should be mentioned this mpg figure refers to the Challenger Hellcat equipped with the optional eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. With the standard six-speed manual, the vehicle will return 21 mpg US (25.2 mpg UK or 11.2 liters / 100 km).

These are fairly impressive figures taking into account the Challenger SRT Hellcat is powered by a huge V8 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI engine pushing out an insane 707 bhp (527 kW) and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) - all for a starting price of $59,995 (with the 6-speed manual). The bad news is dealer markups will likely bump up the model's price significantly, especially taking into consideration production will reportedly be limited.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat rated at 22 mpg highway