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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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…
Story and Photos by Steve Magnante
The New York International Auto Show recently played host to the invite-only unveiling of the restyled 2015 Challenger and Charger. Let’s take a look at the new Charger. Addressing a room packed with automotive journalists from all over the globe, Dodge President and CEO Tim Kuniskis proclaimed that the Dodge Charger exists to “make category cars nervous.” Anybody else is playing a game of catch-up or imitation.
To keep things fresh for 2015 and beyond, Dodge has given this family-sized fun machine a full…Read More