Functionality Meets Performance: A Look at the Redesigned Exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392

Charger SRT® Profile
 

Whenever the Dodge/SRT® design team begins a vehicle project, two main objectives—functionality and performance — are at the top of the ledger, so it’s no surprise that those two principles served as the roadmap when the time came to redesign the widely popular Dodge Charger SRT 392. 
 
The exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT 392 was completely redesigned from front to back, using elements from both the design studio and the engineering department. The ultimate goal was to create an even more aggressive and sinister-looking vehicle than the…

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Functionality Meets Performance: A Look at the Redesigned Exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392

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