With the release of the 707 horsepower Hellcat, it’s no wonder Viper fans are a little pissed. Think about this for a second: 707 horsepower Vs 640 hp. That’s the comparison being made right now between the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Dodge SRT Viper.
You got it right; a supercharged V8 is now more powerful than a naturally aspirated V10. It seems only natural that the Hellcat V8 would be put into the engine bay of Chrysler’s flagship supercar. Unfortunately, it’s not technically possible. Why? The first and most apparent reason is that the dimensions of a Hemi simply won’t fit under the Viper’s hood.
If the automaker was to modify the Viper’s hood line so the 707 horsepower V8 could fit, it would severely alter the Viper’s aerodynamics.
Need another reason? The Hemi is too wide and it won’t [...]
In 2008 the Challenger made a return to the Dodge lineup. But, in 2015 Dodge is letting the cat out of the bag with the all-new Challenger SRT Hellcat, or perhaps they did what the name implies and unleashed this beast from hell. With 707 horsepower, and 650 lb. –ft. of torque coming from the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8, and running on its stock Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tires the Hellcat is able to cover the quarter-mile in just 11.2 seconds at 125 MPH. This being certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) makes the all-new Challenger SRT Hellcat the fastest and most powerful muscle car to come off an assembly line to date.
Since the Hellcat is the first supercharged Hemi to come straight from [...]
The force is strong with our double feature ‘Ride of the Month.’ The focus is on Daniel Adams 2009 Challenger SRT-8, also known as Lord Vader; and Manny Azurmendi’s 2013 Storm trooper Camaro. In this Starwars special edition of Ride of the Month, CSJ got to sit down with both Jedi Masters and talk about these awesome starships.
“Ever since they came out in 2008 I knew I had to have one, the looks, sound, performance, and over all manliness of the car. My goal of the build was good looks and performance and over time is has grown into Darth Vader and performance,” Adams said. With 427whp and 400tq, Adams has the power of the dark side. When it comes to the interior of the car, Vader’s modifications include: a [...]