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Old 11-15-14, 07:30 AM   #1
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The HELLCATS have been released!!!!

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Old 11-15-14, 01:40 PM   #2
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One MEAN machine. Think I'll put this on my Xmas wish list!!!!! Oh, please Santa, I've been a very good boy. (of course that would change real "FAST" if he grants my wish!!).
I've been a Mopar guy in the past but this is a whole nother thing!! 707 HP. You gotta be kiddin!!!!
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Old 11-15-14, 02:51 PM   #3
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One Bad Machine-but does it go around corners?
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Old 11-15-14, 03:54 PM   #4
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One Bad Machine-but does it go around corners?
Great question.

Answer: Not well.
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Old 11-16-14, 11:54 AM   #5
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I didn't think it would! I would go for the new Z06.

But the Hellcat is still a very cool car!
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Old 11-16-14, 08:19 PM   #6
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Available only with automatic transmission, not that anything is wrong with that.
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Old 11-16-14, 09:15 PM   #7
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Available only with automatic transmission, not that anything is wrong with that.
incorrect... pic is from the delivered hellcat thread,,,,
the auto's are not being shipped just yet,,,
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Old 11-17-14, 10:46 AM   #8
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I should not rely on the internet for all my information. The Fiat/Chrysler press release speaks of a six speed availability.



"Fans of truly irreverent amounts of horsepower will find lots to love in the form of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Both of them send 707 ridiculous horsepower to the rear wheels; the only question is whether you want your absurdity delivered with two or four doors. Oh, and whether or not you want the option of a manual transmission.

If you prefer rowing your own gears, the choice is made for you; there is no manual gearbox option available on the Charger Hellcat, or any Charger model at all, for that matter. Wonder why? Well, besides the fact that almost nobody sorry, clutch fans, but it's true would choose to buy a Charger with a manual transmission, that is? The answer, according to an industry insider in a post written on Jalopnik's Opposite Lock forum, is the floorpan.

It's probably not a surprise to most of our readers that the Dodge Challenger and Charger share a large portion of their chassis structure, which is codenamed LX at Chrysler, but there are still some significant differences under the skin due to the shorter wheelbase and two-door coupe bodyshell of the Challenger, as opposed to the sedan shape of the Charger. One of the differences is the floorpan, the huge chunk of sheetmetal that makes up the floor of the car and props up such essential items as the car's seats.

According to user doodon2whls, the Dodge Challenger was crash tested way back in 2008 when it first hit the market with a floorpan stamping that can accommodate a manual transmission. The Charger, though, was crash tested and approved by the government two years earlier with the automatic-transmission floorpan stamping only, which means it would need to be completely recertified for sale in the US, with new crash tests included, if Dodge decided to offer it with a six-speed manual. That's an expensive proposition, especially considering how few manual models Dodge would ever sell.

Good thing, then, that the eight-speed automatic transmission that Dodge pairs with pretty much all of its rear-wheel-drive vehicles is such a good unit. Having tested numerous Charger and Challenger models in all states of tune and with every available transmission option, we're here to tell you that you'll be plenty pleased with the Hellcat's 707 horsepower, whether it's being channeled through an automatic or manual transmission.

News Source: Jalopnik Opposite Lock"
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Old 11-17-14, 12:01 PM   #9
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El, Did you order one??

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The Charger/Hellcat sedan is auto trans only. The Challenger is stick or auto
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Did not order one, but I do plan on getting one!
If not, maybe a C7 Z06.. one or the other..!
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Old 11-18-14, 01:47 PM   #12
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Both I am sure will be crazy quick! Good luck wrestling with that decision!

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Old 11-19-14, 01:23 PM   #13
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Personally El I'd go with the ZO6 for these reasons. One the Hellcat whether in the Challenger or Charger is getting a bit long of tooth and Chysler's going to have a re design in a year or two so it'll look like an old car quickly. The Z on the other hand will look new for the rest of the C7's model run which will probably for another 5 years. Also, your kids, once they're done college are outta here so a nice 2 seater for you and Donna would be special!! And you can take to top off the Z and enjoy a drive to Florida!
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Hey boys and girls get a load of this!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 totally different types of cars. Corvettes DNA is road racing. On a road course the Hellcat would be nowhere to be found by Turn 3.
The Dodge is just a raw power house ready for the drag strip. Nothing against the Dodge, just that these 2 cars are designed with completely different purposes in mind. As far as drag racing is concerned, the Z06 is a poor candidate with it's aero package jamming it to the pavement.
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Dodge has always been about straight line performance. Put a 70 Hemi Challenger up against a 70 LT1 Corvette on a road course and you know what the result would be. On a drag strip, no contest but that was what the LS7 Chevelle was for.
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March 16, 2015

You can no longer, at least for the next few months, place an order for a Hellcat. Hellcat Orders have been halted. . They're just too hot!!
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/...got-suspended/
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