All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 4: Superchargers and HEMI® V8 engines; 1 + 1 = 3

As we marvel at the Dodge SRT® Hellcat HEMI® engine’s status as the world’s most potent regular production V8 offering*, we’re reminded that the history of the automobile has seen the appearance of a nearly countless multitude of engine configurations. Since the dawn of the worldwide auto industry, the liquid cooled, reciprocating, internal combustion engine has been rendered in more distinct configurations than there are breeds of cats, of which there are 39.  
 
Looking back over the past 115 years, car buyers have been offered piston engines with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 and even…

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All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 4: Superchargers and HEMI® V8 engines; 1 + 1 = 3

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