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Post by theColonel » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:20 pm

707-hp 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat revealed

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Post by ragek23 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:49 pm

She's going to be a handful but OMG those numbers.... and only at $60K

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:39 pm

That haven't announced pricing for the Charger SRT Hellcat yet. It weighs 100lbs more then the Challenger Hellcat, yet it out performs it in the quarter and top speed?

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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:06 am

Yup, a little added weight helps traction.
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:39 pm

Possibly less drag than the challenger? That would help top speed, weight would have no impact there, unless it was still spinning the tires.... And the weight difference was actually on the rear tires.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:46 pm

Top speed is helped by the more aerodynamic front end, quarter mile is helped by more weight, allowing it to get more grip. The more weight is closer to the rear than the front since that's where you have extra space over the Challenger.
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:52 pm

Welcome back Sean!

The weight helping top speed was a bit of sarcasm. IDK if 707 hp is enough to spin the tires in the top gears @204 MPH. Maybe on the salt? Probably not capable of the rpm in the lower gears. :lol:
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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:09 pm

I'm not "back", my friend. I just pop in occasionally on threads I'm following. (This one and a few build threads, mainly)

I can't tell sarcasm on the intrawebz anymore... the Avenger forum I'm on is pretty dead nowadays so I'm so out of practice!
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Post by theColonel » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:27 pm

occasional demons wrote:The weight helping top speed was a bit of sarcasm. IDK if 707 hp is enough to spin the tires in the top gears @204 MPH. Maybe on the salt? Probably not capable of the rpm in the lower gears. :lol:
Higher top speed is more likely due to aerodynamics than weight, although the Charger is slightly heavier than a Challenger, it also has a longer wheelbase,
so it's unlikely to have more weight on the rear wheels.

200 mph in a Dodge Charger isn't anything new :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Post by occasional demons » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:37 am

theColonel wrote: 200 mph in a Dodge Charger isn't anything new :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Going 200+ and meeting today's emissions/saftey/and especially warranty requirements it is. :lol:
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Post by theColonel » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:54 am

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theColonel wrote: 200 mph in a Dodge Charger isn't anything new :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Going 200+ and meeting today's emissions/safety/and especially warranty requirements it is. :lol:
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Post by JeffB#2 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:14 am

I'm more interested in the Charger at this point. I'm just not a big fan of the Challenger body. And the damn things are everywhere here.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:19 pm

Opposite here. Chargers are everywhere. The cops are Chargers here! LOL. I love the Challenger retro look more so then the Charger. Not really diggin the front end on the new Charger. :/

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Post by theColonel » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:22 am

Dodge Previews Mopar Drag Pak Challenger

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Post by theColonel » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:32 pm

Challenger Hellcat dealer ordering open, with a twist -


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Post by occasional demons » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:48 pm

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Post by bstc00 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:02 pm

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I can only hope the srt dart looks something like this.

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Post by theColonel » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:31 pm

300 horsepower isn't impressive in a car as heavy as the Dodge Dart. The ill-fated Dodge Caliber SRT-4 had 285 horsepower, but was discontinued due to poor sales.

BTW, the 230 horsepower Dodge Neon SRT-4 was faster :rofl:
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:57 pm

theColonel wrote:300 horsepower isn't impressive in a car as heavy as the Dodge Dart. The ill-fated Dodge Caliber SRT-4 had 285 horsepower, but was discontinued due to poor sales.

BTW, the 230 horsepower Dodge Neon SRT-4 was faster :rofl:
Depending on the driver, only by a tenth. I ran my bone stock SRT to a 13.8, where most only went 14.0-14.2. I had a friend who had never went to the track run a 14.0 and 14.1 in their heavy caliber. Same track, similar conditions.

FWIW, the heavy caliber's curb weight was 3,052, where the small SRT-4, weighs in at a svelte 2900lbs.

The AWD dart SRT will only weigh 400lbs more than the SRT-4 neon. WIth 70 more HP and AWD, it will be way more fun to drive than the SRT.
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Post by theColonel » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:38 pm

Dodge pulls plug on factory-backed Viper racing program in Tudor Championship

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:21 pm

Yeah, same news on allpar.com. What is up with this? :cussing:
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:06 pm

Oh come on Gentlemen, we all know they are funneling the funds to bring the neon back. :joker:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:40 pm

^^Yee-haw! Sell a coupe of the Giulietta with a hatch and voila, the next Neon. :D
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:48 pm

Yeah, the :quotes: bailout :quotes: was a mistake. :roll: Unbelievable for a company that was a carcass left for death just a few years ago.
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:32 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:^^Yee-haw! Sell a coupe of the Giulietta with a hatch and voila, the next Neon. :D
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