The Kia Soul never struck me as a standout car when it came out in 2008, and after six years of being in the market it has received a facelift. On first impressions, the Kia Soul is meant to be a stylish alternative to a hatchback or small MPV, but to be honest I never was smitten by the looks of the previous Soul. The interior wasn’t that nice either, what with low-rent materials scattered throughout. However, going with Kia’s new-found mojo of designing good-looking cars, things look a lot better for the new Soul, which might just make my job of convincing you that it’s a good car that bit easier.
Dodge have finally unveiled the true horsepower number of their upcoming super muscle car, the SRT Challenger Hellcat, and it's a lot.
The Hellcat’s supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 engine has an official power figure of 707hp and 650 lb ft of torque. This makes the Hellcat not only the the most powerful Dodge V8 ever, but also the most powerful muscle car in history.
The car will come with two key fobs, a red and black one. When the black fob is in use, engine power is limited to 500hp, while the red key fob unleashes all of the available 707hp. An eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission is available for sending all that grunt to the rear wheels.
No official acceleration times have been made available yet, but a safe estimate should be in the low 12-second or high 11-second range on the quarter-mile. We’ll be sure to post the times when track tests start rolling in.