All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 3: A Look at the Driveline

In this third exploration into the SRT® Hellcat’s many fascinating engineering details, let’s go under the Challenger’s sleek exterior for a road’s-eye view of the all-important driveline. This vital link between the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat’s crankshaft and its beefy Pirelli supercar rear tires is packed with cutting-edge engineering that ordinarily goes unnoticed. We raised our donor 2015 Ivory White Pearl Challenger SRT Hellcat with a lift for a closer look. 
 

 
Just as it did in the sixties with the then-new 426 Street HEMI® V8, Dodge has prepared several Hellcat cutaway engines…

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All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 3: A Look at the Driveline

All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 2: A Look at the Challenger SRT® Hellcat’s Airflow Management System

Scoops Don’t Always Scoop …
 
When you sell a car capable of 199 mph, you need to make sure the body makes efficient use of airflow management. After all, as one anonymous engineer once proclaimed: “Cars make pretty lousy airplanes above 150 mph.” 
 
In the case of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat (and its sibling the Charger SRT Hellcat), many hours were spent in the wind tunnel to make sure each platform remained stable at terminal velocity. 
 
Chin and trunk spoilers were fine-tuned, under-car belly pans massaged and fascias reconfigured to slip through the air stream without excess drag or lift. 
 
But what…

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All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 2: A Look at the Challenger SRT® Hellcat’s Airflow Management System

All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 1: A Look at the Brakes

The 2015 Challenger SRT® Hellcat and its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 have dominated newspaper and Internet blog headlines with their record-breaking 707 horsepower and raw yet sophisticated attitude. By a wide margin, the Challenger SRT Hellcat is America’s most powerful muscle car ever.* But let’s not forget there’s more to life than blistering acceleration. In a world filled with stop signs and finish lines, braking capability is just as important as forward motion.

 

To ensure the SRT Hellcat’s brakes are matched to its exciting acceleration and 199-mph top speed, Dodge equips every Challenger SRT Hellcat (and 204-mph Charger SRT Hellcat)…

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All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 1: A Look at the Brakes