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Official: Challenger Hellcat gets 707 hp
Autoweek ^ | July 1 2014 | Jack Lingeman

Posted on 07/01/2014 9:18:13 PM PDT by FreeReign

Dodge just announced that the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat will deliver 707 hp, in addition to 650 lb-ft of torque. Let us repeat. 707 horsepower. That's more than the last Corvette ZR1. More than the new Corvette Z06. Did we mention that's more than the frickin' Viper's V10?

(Excerpt) Read more at autoweek.com ...


TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: hotrod; mopar; motorhead; musclecar
LOL!
1 posted on 07/01/2014 9:18:13 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Ho-leeeee cow! The LS drivers are gonna plotz.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FreeReign

Can I get that Challenger painted orange with a Confederate flag on top and an “01” on the sides?


3 posted on 07/01/2014 9:24:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Salamander

Thunder Ping.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 9:24:48 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I hear that when you downshift, a Prius explodes.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 9:26:16 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FreeReign

Complete with leaf springs and axle hop?


6 posted on 07/01/2014 9:26:52 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: FreeReign

I’m getting one for my wife.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 9:27:17 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: FreeReign

That thing gotta hemi?


8 posted on 07/01/2014 9:29:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: FreeReign

Yeah, but it’s a Dodge.

It’ll go 0-60 in about 5 seconds, but if you go faster than 60 the wheels fall off and the transmission seizes.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 9:29:18 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Like a guy I knew back in the 70s, always traded up for the new Dodge muscle car every year - Super Bee sixpack on the 440, but he always had to get an automatic, cuz his wife couldn’t drive a stick. Talk about getting the bizness!


10 posted on 07/01/2014 9:37:23 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: FreeReign
A Challenger
A guy named Kowalski
Hmmmm

Vanishing Point

11 posted on 07/01/2014 9:38:44 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: FreeReign

If it isn’t AWD (ala the Nissan GT-R)...

...or it doesn’t have downforce surfaces galore (ala Z06, or any of the winged hypercars)...

...then good luck getting all that horsepower transformed into forward motion!


12 posted on 07/01/2014 9:40:32 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: FreeReign

Listen to it’s exhaust here:
http://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/listen-mighty-chrysler-hellcat-hemi-roar-plus-untold-angle-one-talk-regarding-engine/


13 posted on 07/01/2014 9:44:58 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: Army Air Corps

And a Smart Car suddenly becomes stupid!


14 posted on 07/01/2014 9:51:32 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: FreeReign

Top Gear’s The Stig will have to drive it.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 9:54:03 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: cripplecreek

Ping.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 9:55:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FreeReign

17 posted on 07/01/2014 9:59:16 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Nope. Front and rear independent suspension.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 10:01:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FreeReign

they are changing the name from “Challenger” to “Climatechanger”


19 posted on 07/01/2014 10:06:16 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: KTM rider

20 posted on 07/01/2014 10:10:17 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Bender2

Ping


21 posted on 07/01/2014 10:15:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

22 posted on 07/01/2014 10:19:29 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: bigbob

From what I have read, this sucker comes with a six speed manual or you can spring for the optional eight speed auto with paddle shifters.


23 posted on 07/01/2014 10:23:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: bigbob

>>>but he always had to get an automatic, cuz his wife couldn’t drive a stick<<<

Gee, that’s exactly why my new Car has a Stick...


24 posted on 07/01/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Liberty Valance

Loved that movie, especially the nude broad on the motorcycle. LOL


25 posted on 07/01/2014 10:26:16 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: BansheeBill
Sucker was blowing lots of smoke out of the exhaust........Some bluish, some grayish......Just saying :)
26 posted on 07/01/2014 10:33:38 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: smokingfrog
That thing gotta hemi?

A supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8.
27 posted on 07/01/2014 10:41:29 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Liberty Valance

Funny you would post that considering it has a Packard built rolls Royce Merlin. Chrysler wishes they could build motors like that. Funny thing about the American Merlins, only Packard could build them well enough to carry the Rolls name and their time to overhaul was more than the native built Merlins. A client of mine has one in his garage sitting on a stand in a display. 1600hp... Yes plz!!!

Its about time Dodge stepped it up. The dyno runs I’ve seen with srt8’s have been miserable compared to Fords 5.0, barely getting 300 to the wheels. Can’t wait to see this hellcat go mile racing. There weren’t many challengers last year but there were a ton of nasty kenne bell mustangs putting down respectable times. Airtech, Billys car, is ridiculous.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 11:21:16 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: drunknsage

29 posted on 07/01/2014 11:38:57 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: FreeReign

Now, if they’d just build a ragtop.....


30 posted on 07/01/2014 11:45:49 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: FreeReign

The old Hellcats had a lot more horsepower.

31 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:44 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: bigbob
...but he always had to get an automatic, cuz his wife couldn’t drive a stick.

When I met my wife 35 years ago (married over 32 years now) we were both in the Air Force and she did not have a car. Since I pulled Alerts and was out at a missile complex at least two times per week I taught her how to drive my car with a manual transmission and let her use it while I was gone.

To this day she would rather drive a manual than an automatic.

32 posted on 07/02/2014 2:15:23 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Complete with leaf springs and axle hop?
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It’s more modern than that ,, but it’s a one dimensional car... too big and heavy to hustle it’s way around a track .. just straight down a track..


33 posted on 07/02/2014 3:49:31 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: FreeReign

Nowadays, with the technology available, horsepower is not such a big deal, but getting usable power and handling is the real trick now.

In the world of motorcycles, you can now buy a bone-stock 1000cc 4-cylinder sport bike with close to 200hp. If you had that kind of power in the pre-traction control days, you would be toast. Plus the suspensions in use in that time would be rendered as cooked pasta by that much force. Can you say “flexible flyer?” (That was what some called the Kawasaki 2 stroke 750 triples)


34 posted on 07/02/2014 6:19:45 AM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Gee, that’s exactly why my new Car has a Stick...

LOL. Me too.

35 posted on 07/02/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

I bet it moves from light to light as fast as my truck does in rush hour.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Liberty Valance

Corsair, not Hellcat. Great bird though.


37 posted on 07/02/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: The Cajun

That’s standard on all Dodge vehicles. Check it out. Next time you’re out driving and you get a whiff of burning oil chance are it will be a dodge product, especially a mini can.

Their motto should be meant to go fast but not to last.

Mostly Old Parts And Rust!


38 posted on 07/02/2014 7:19:11 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Liberty Valance

Nice!

But that’s a Mustang, not a Hellcat.


39 posted on 07/02/2014 9:54:54 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: drunknsage
The dyno runs I’ve seen with srt8’s have been miserable compared to Fords 5.0, barely getting 300 to the wheels.

Then you haven't seen many, or only sick ones. My stock SRT8 pulled 363 - which equates nicely to the advertised 425 flywheel horsepower.

Ford's new Coyote is a superb engine, no doubt. But the 800 extra pounds carried by the SRT8 make a bit of difference.

40 posted on 07/02/2014 10:30:52 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Now that is a motor! One of my favorite planes of that era and the super corsair was ridiculous and terrifying. I still marvel at the piston engines of WWII. Its fun to point out that those motors were turbo charged to gearheads obsessed with modern technology. My only regret in life was that I was born too late to fly in the army air corps.

thanks for posting that pic.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT by drunknsage
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