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 2: A Look at the Challenger SRT® Hellcat’s Airflow Management System

Scoops Don’t Always Scoop …
 
When you sell a car capable of 199 mph, you need to make sure the body makes efficient use of airflow management. After all, as one anonymous engineer once proclaimed: “Cars make pretty lousy airplanes above 150 mph.” 
 
In the case of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat (and its sibling the Charger SRT Hellcat), many hours were spent in the wind tunnel to make sure each platform remained stable at terminal velocity. 
 
Chin and trunk spoilers were fine-tuned, under-car belly pans massaged and fascias reconfigured to slip through the air stream without excess drag or lift. 
 
But what…

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All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 2: A Look at the Challenger SRT® Hellcat’s Airflow Management System

The 2015 Dodge Challenger | A Closer Look

Journalists swarmed the 2015 Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker. Packing 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, the Scat Pack is back!

 

By Steve Magnante

 

Excitement ran high among the 300-plus automotive journalists gathered in a darkened presentation hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Each was there to witness and chronicle the first public showing of the restyled 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, presented on the morning of Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the New York International Auto Show.

 

After a brilliantly irreverent two-minute opening video featuring a montage…

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The 2015 Dodge Challenger | A Closer Look