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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

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