The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat — the most-powerful production sedan ever — will start at $63,995, officials announced Friday.

The pricing includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax but excludes a $995 destination fee. It is $4,000 more than the starting price of its Dodge Challenger Hellcat sibling at $59,995.

At the heart of the Charger Hellcat is Chrysler’s new supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V8 engine, which produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque and clocked an NHRA-certified quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds. The Charger Hellcat, thanks to aerodynamics, will have a top speed of 204 miles per hour — five more than the Challenger Hellcat.

“The Charger is now tighter, leaner and more athletic, without sacrificing the proportions, performance, driving dynamics, attitude and price that attracted customers in the first place,” said Dodge and SRT President and CEO Tim Kuniskis in a statement.

The Charger Hellcat anchors the 2015 Charger lineup, which includes nine models starting at about $28,000 for an entry-level SE with a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 292 horsepower.

For the 2015 model-year, the Charger received a full-body makeover and received numerous performance and technology upgrades, including a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, e-shifter and push-button start.

Production of the 2015 Charger is scheduled to start Oct. 27 at the company’s Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada, followed by the vehicle’s arriving in dealerships in November. Dealer ordering started earlier this month, according to a company spokeswoman.

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