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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

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 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