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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

392 HEMI® Meets Its Great Ancestors

 
Our new 2011 392 HEMI® Challenger SRT8 has only been in production for a couple of months and it already has the performance community taking notice. With 470 horsepower on tap, it can lay down rubber the length of an aircraft carrier at will. The equally impressive 470 ft.-lb. of torque will plant you firmly in the seat and peel your eyelids back. Personally, we think that both of these great attributes are pre-requisites for any muscle car. We can tell you this, one spin behind the wheel…

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392 HEMI® Meets Its Great Ancestors

SMS And The Butterfly Effect

I struggled on how to start this one. I mean, Steve Saleen has been made famous by one of the Challenger’s most bitter rivals of all time, the Ford Mustang.


As a Dodge fan, one mention of the name “Saleen” probably sends chills down your spine. He built monster Mustangs for years that elevated not only his own brand, but also that of the Blue Oval boys from Dearborn, Michigan.

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SMS And The Butterfly Effect