Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat ringtone revs up [w/video]Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:01:00 EST
The best (or worst, depending on your views) thing about smartphones is that you're able to carry lots, and lots of useful stuff around in your pocket. That means you can always have a phone, messaging service, email, flashlight, calculator, dictionary, encyclopedia, and literally thousands of other things on your person at all times. Now, we can add one more thing for you to carry about in your little slab of aluminum, glass and plastic – a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Now, you obviously can't carry around a 707-horsepower muscle car around in your pocket. That'd be ridiculous, impractical and uncomfortable. You can, however, carry around the noise made by said muscle car's 6.2-liter, supercharged Hemi V8, thanks to a new, free-to-download ringtone from the folks at Dodge and SRT.
We can't embed the ringtone here, so if you'd like to hear exactly how it'll sound when your phone goes off, you'll need to head over to the SRT Hellcat's page. If that's more trouble than it's worth, the same ringtone was attached to a tiny speaker on the press kit for the mighty Challenger, and was captured on video by our own Seyth Miersma (don't worry, he's already been soundly dressed down for shooting a video in portrait mode).
Scroll down for both the video of the ringtone, and the official press release from Dodge.
Post by Seyth Miersma.
Dodge Unleashes Roar of HEMI® Hellcat Engine, First Factory Supercharged HEMI, in Free Mobile Ringtone
· Awe-inspiring 707 horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat engine sound available for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices at www.drivesrt.com/hellcatringtone
· Downloadable wallpaper images of Chrysler's most powerful muscle car ever also available on the website
· Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat is most powerful V-8 in Chrysler Group's history
The Hellcat engine is calling you.
No need to wait any longer to hear the heart-pounding sound of the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with an unprecedented 707 horsepower HEMI® Hellcat engine, as Dodge has unleashed a free mobile ringtone of the supercharged 6.2-liter engine, Chrysler's most powerful V-8 ever.
The ringtone is available for Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices at www.drivesrt.com/hellcatringtone. Downloadable wallpaper images of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT for desktop and mobile devices are also available at the website.
"When you name an engine 'Hellcat,' it had better have the performance to back it up and a sound that wakes up the devil. The Hellcat's signature sound is the unholy union of supercharger whine and 5.5 inches of unrestricted exhaust," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Dodge/SRT fans can now make heads turn and people stop in their tracks, every time their phones ring."
Preview the ringtone at www.drivesrt.com/hellcatringtone.
The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with the supercharged HEMI Hellcat engine delivers unrivaled performance, race-inspired interior and new technologies geared toward the driving enthusiast. Chrysler Group's SRT powertrain engineers were tasked with providing more of a good thing in the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with the HEMI Hellcat engine. Available in dealerships later this year, the iconic muscle coupe, the most powerful muscle car ever, will be propelled by the new supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 with an awe-inspiring output of 707 horsepower – greater than any V-8 engine in Chrysler Group's celebrated history.
Excitement for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with the HEMI Hellcat engine has been building since the vehicle was announced May 20 and the HEMI Hellcat ringtone is one of several ways Dodge is providing consumers a sneak preview of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger.
Fans can download a "Dodge Revolution" three-dimensional augmented reality app at iTunes and Google Play, providing them the opportunity to experience the 2015 Challenger through their own tablets or mobile devices. Users can change the vehicles' color and wheels, take 360-degree tours of the inside and outside of the new vehicles, view videos, share their "customized" vehicles with friends, and drive their Challengers on virtual tracks.
In April, Dodge announced the "Double-Up" program for Charger and Challenger enthusiasts. Eligible customers can lease a 2014 Charger or Challenger for 12 months, and leave the dealership with a guarantee that when they return in a year and follow program rules they will have the same lease payment on a new 2015 Charger or Challenger. Customers can take advantage of this innovative program now through Sept. 2, 2014.
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America's mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 1, 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge will be the "mainstream performance" brand within the Chrysler showroom. SRT will be positioned as the "ultimate performance" halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT with the HEMI Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and Dodge Viper SRT.
By Brandon Turkus
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