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Hell Hath No Fury Like the 707-Horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Car and Driver ^ | July 2014 | ANDREW WENDLER

Posted on 07/02/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by CapnJack

Muscle cars are all about the numbers, and Dodge has just issued a triple-digit warning to the rest of the ponycar herd. Packing 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 “Hellcat” engine is the very stuff Saturday night legends are made of. But don’t take our word for it—watch Dodge brand boss Tim Kuniskis set the record straight in the exclusive video below.

Installed in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, this wild engine has the loftiest power figure of any V-8 engine in Chrysler history. To put it numerically, the Hellcat brings 45 more horsepower than the last Shelby Mustang GT500, 127 more horsepower than the last Camaro ZL1 we tested, and—in what may be viewed as an act of sacrilege by some—67 more hp than the V-10 in the current Viper.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel
KEYWORDS: challenger; dodge; hellcat
Nice!

Who will be next with the big numbers?

Who will be the first to 1000 HP?

1 posted on 07/02/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: CapnJack

I recently got two free subscriptions to a couple of auto performance magazines.

It is astounding the horse power some of these cars have. A bunch of them are well over a thousand. Of course many of them cost over a million.

I love performance but that is just crazy.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 5:12:40 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: CapnJack

They screwed up the back end just like they did in 1971. Well, there go my plans to buy one.
Like I ever could.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Excellence

I just bought Dodge Dart Ralleye edition..sweet. Great gas mileage 35/36 mpg, loaded with Sirrus, Navigator, Blue Tooth in 8.1 inch screen...love it.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 5:15:55 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: CapnJack
Who will be the first to 1000 HP?

It looks like the ugly Veyron has, at least unofficially (or officially, in the metric system) reached that distinction.

According to the Veyron Wiki entry:

"Engine output: According to Volkswagen Group and certified by TÜV Süddeutschland, the final production Veyron engine produces 1,001 metric horsepower (736 kW; 987 bhp) of motive power, and generates 1,250 newton metres (922 lbf·ft) of torque.[2][24] The nominal figure has been stated by Bugatti officials to be conservative, with the real total being 1,020 metric horsepower (750 kW; 1,006 bhp)."

(But as to looks.... ugh!)


5 posted on 07/02/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: CapnJack
Obligatory video.
6 posted on 07/02/2014 5:17:29 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: CapnJack

Not quite 1000 but,...
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1305_2013_shelby_gt500_super_snake/


7 posted on 07/02/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT by AmericanHunter
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To: CapnJack

LOL! I misread the headline and I thought it was powered by a Boeing 707 engine.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 5:21:03 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Engedi

I rented an Avenger not too long ago and was quite impressed with it. The car I learned to drive in was a Dart Swinger in, shall we say, the early 70s.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 5:30:25 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Yossarian

IIRC, the Hennessey Venom GT is 1,200 bhp.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Excellence

Same here, I could afford a plastic scale model and I would prefer one like Kowalski had in Vanishing Point either scale or in a dream, a real one.


11 posted on 07/02/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: CapnJack

Just for kicks I checked the rear tire price:

$529 each at Tire Rack

use traction control wisely!


12 posted on 07/02/2014 5:32:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Yossarian
Looks incredible to me!


13 posted on 07/02/2014 5:32:45 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: CapnJack

Bugatti. ;-)


14 posted on 07/02/2014 5:38:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: newfreep

That thing costs too much to put it on the street.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 5:39:17 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: CapnJack
Let's see. The Challenger, built in Canada by Fiat, or the Mustang Shelby, built in the US by Ford. I'll take the Ford.

Well, if I could afford either, I would take the Ford.

16 posted on 07/02/2014 5:40:09 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Salamander

Car and Driver Ping.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 5:40:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

For this exercise, cost is irrelevant.

But then anyone who can afford this car can drive it on any street if he so chooses. It’s his money and he decides how he spends it,

Let’s not get elitist here!


18 posted on 07/02/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: CapnJack

More 1000 hp cars than you might think, mostly from boutique manufactures like Koenigsegg. America’s Saleen is on the list, as is the Dodge Viper Venom, Ford GT 1000, and a tuner Corvette.

I’m amazed by how many 500hp cars and SUVs there are that are quite plush.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 5:46:32 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: CapnJack

“Got a Hemi in that?” You bet!!!


20 posted on 07/02/2014 5:48:41 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: CapnJack
Nice, but they don't say anything about a tow package. Guess I'll just have to keep looking.

One word of caution to prospective purchasers - just because you can afford it doesn't mean you can drive it. I once saw a guy with a 650-hp car and a short-throw clutch try to pull into a parking garage space with a wall in front of him. I shall draw a curtain there for the faint of heart...

21 posted on 07/02/2014 5:52:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: CapnJack
Obviously you've not seen what Aussie's do when they're bored.

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22 posted on 07/02/2014 5:53:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Yossarian
It may not be a beauty, but it gets 10 gallons to the mile.

: )

23 posted on 07/02/2014 5:55:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: wally_bert

I took my mother to see that movie. Not a good move. But what a great car. That’s my dream car, too.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: SkyDancer

Wins the ‘mine is bigger than yours’ competition a lot, I’d bet.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 6:01:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: CapnJack

Mama needs a new car


26 posted on 07/02/2014 6:05:26 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: SkyDancer

He might want to fiddle with the front suspension a bit.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 6:06:51 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Excellence

An OK movie plotwise but the car was the star to me.

The Kowalski is one of the dream cars I’d love to have or just get a chance to drive flat out somewhere for an afternoon would suffice.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 6:25:59 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: wally_bert

I’ve rented a couple of Challengers from Enterprise. The first one was white and had a back spoiler and paddle shift, the second black with no frills. Driving that white Challenger was like falling in love for the first time. What a car.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: SkyDancer

Might have a problem with speed bumps, like flattening them out.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 6:34:31 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Excellence

I can believe it. I bet it was something.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 6:35:54 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: mabarker1; SgtBob; Chode; ican'tbelieveit

ping


32 posted on 07/02/2014 6:59:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch
smokin... 1.8hp per ci
33 posted on 07/02/2014 7:11:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Catch this thread! As some one posted somewhere on this or a similar thread, this should be known as the MoPar Climate Changer!


34 posted on 07/02/2014 8:41:43 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: CapnJack; All

Where you folks been?:

http://www.venomgt.com/the-venom-gt/specifications/
http://www.koenigsegg.com/models/ccxr-edition/
http://www.lotec-gmbh.de/english/sirius.htm
http://zenvoautomotive.com/
http://www.bornrich.com/bristol-fighter.html
http://www.sscnorthamerica.com/
http://www.mosler.co.uk/mosler/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barabus_TKR
http://www.9ff.com/

And if you really want to go like a bat outa hell, contact Tom over at Nelson Racing. He’ll put a fire breathing 1000+ hp engine in just about anything:

http://www.nelsonracingengines.com/cars-and-projects.html


35 posted on 07/02/2014 9:15:53 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: B4Ranch

SWEEEEET!


36 posted on 07/03/2014 3:57:06 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Don Corleone
"Excuse Me, do you have any ?
37 posted on 07/03/2014 3:59:58 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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