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

Story and Photos by Steve Magnante

 

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…

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

Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

Story and Photos by Steve Magnante

 

One of the nation’s premier gatherings of classic and modern Dodge cars and trucks is the Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals. Held each summer for more than twenty years at the spacious outdoor Carlisle fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this year’s event took place on July 10, 11 and 12th under sunny skies.

 

An emerging trend is the growing presence of late-model Dodge Challengers, Chargers and Magnums. A rough estimate showed some 35 percent of the cars entered for show judging were built during the last decade. Before the 2004 revival of rear-wheel-drive, V6 and HEMI® V8-powered Dodge…

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Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals