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/\LOL, I think the title is a little exaggerated. Looks like the Hellcat pulled away pretty good initially with the Z06 catching it and passing it once the speed got really high. Either way, nice video.
 

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Fixed that for you.
Yeah, the Hellcat jumped a little. Thanks for correcting me.:lol:

I would like to see the old Z06 race the new 650hp Z06. That would be interesting too, and maybe a little embarrassing for GM.
 

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Yeah, the Hellcat jumped a little. Thanks for correcting me.:lol:

I would like to see the old Z06 race the new 650hp Z06. That would be interesting too, and maybe a little embarrassing for GM.
New Z ahead by a tenth or two until 150. Around a road course, it'll be faster than the C6Z
 

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New 'Dodge Brothers' Spot Features Both Modern-Day Hellcats


Look who's back ladies and gentlemen! We have a brand new Dodge commercial, and nowadays that's reason enough to start grinning.

Dodge really won us over with those 'Dodge Law' ads a while back and it seems as though the company has settled on a clear path towards better marketability - fast, aggressive driving.

Naturally, they can't come out and tell you something like ..."Hey come buy a Dodge and drive like a lunatic!" But what they can do is make you feel like these cars are going to put a smile on your face and make you enjoy driving in a more...flamboyant fashion.

The spot itself is well made in terms of graphics. We've got the Challenger and the Charger Hellcat doing their thing, burning out those rear tires. But we also have two 1914 Dodges, apparently doing the same thing.

Don't worry, it's all CGI, but the idea is pretty cool and straight forward.

Another thing we like is the slogan at the end. 'Foot Down Since 1914' sounds terrific, even though it's clearly re-enforced by Dodge moving to the front of the class recently with the addition of the two Hellcats to its model line up.

Even so, can't blame them for milking their new found muscle prowess.
http://www.carscoops.com/2015/06/new-dodge-brothers-spot-features-both.html
 

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So you mean to tell that this WHOLE time, all it took to sell cars was to make something exciting with lots of HP? Outrageous! I refuse to believe that good sir. We need eco buttons. We need 11 speed transmissions and we certainly CERTAINLY need the interior lighting to change color based on your mood.
 

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Mopar Now Offering Power Boost For 2015 Dodge Charger R/T

The current Dodge Charger R/T is a bit underwhelming in stock form, with its 5.7-liter HEMI only churning out 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE:FCAU] official accessories division Mopar has set out to rectify the issue, however, with a power-boosting package now available for the car.

Called the Mopar ’15 Performance Kit, just 50 of the packs are being offered and with a price tag of only $3,550 they’re unlikely to last long. Previous limited edition Mopar packs like Mopar ’14 pack for the Dodge Challenger sold out within 24 hours.

The latest gets you a series of bolt-on mods for the Charger R/T including the Scat Pack 1 that adds 18 hp and 18 lb-ft, bringing the car’s output to a more respectable 388 hp and 413 lb-ft. The extra horses are liberated by a car-back exhaust system, cold-air intake, premium fuel powertrain control module, and high-flow oil filter. Other performance upgrades include a front strut tower brace with caps plus a bright pedal kit.

The Mopar ’15 Performance Kit also adds a few visual cues including body graphics, serialized badges and “Mopar” treadplates. Also included is an “owner’s kit” which includes a certificate of authenticity, a brochure, a vintage replica Scat Pack poster, a Mopar magnetic mechanic’s tray and more. The complete pack also comes encased in a branded and numbered Mopar ’15 wooden crate.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1017685_mopar-now-offering-power-boost-for-2015-dodge-charger-r-t



 

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat to Receive Hennessey Power Upgrade, Here’s the First Baseline Dyno Test
Let’s be honest - the Hellcat pair is too fresh for any tuner to have fully dipped into that 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi’s potential yet. Well, all that is about to change, since Hennessey Performance have gotten their hands on a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The first step was obvious - the muscle car had to meet the dyno in stock condition and the Texan tuner has now released the footage of the violent encounter. After so many dyno tests, the figures aren’t a surprise, but they’re still pleasing as... hell - 643 hp and 576 lb-ft (781 Nm). Do keep in mind that we’re talking about wheel hp and torque here, so it’s safe to say the blown V8 delivers more than 707 hp at the crank.

As for what Hennessey will do for the Challenger Hellcat, we have no figures yet, but you can expect a hefty increase of the muscle mass. We’ll return to the topic as soon as we get more info.

About that Yellow hue

We’d like to talk about the yellow hue on the Challenger Hellcat Hennessey is working on. Many ask themselves how it was possible to grab such a color when this isn’t even on the options list.

First of all, this is not a wrap, as all the reflections visible in the clip point to a glossy paint, which might just mean the car was resprayed. As for why somebody would to that to a brand new Hellcat, it might be for promotional purposes.
 

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/research/dodge-hellcat-production-doubled-for-2016-to-meet-strong-demand/ar-AAdyPz6

Dodge will "significantly" increase the number of Charger and Challenger Hellcat models it sells for the 2016 model year, after demand outpaced supply this year. However, to help balance supply and demand for the wild 707-hp supercharged Hellcat engines, Dodge will cancel some existing orders for 2015 cars.

Production of Hellcat engines and cars will double for the 2016 model year. This year, Dodge has built around 4,000 examples of the high-performance cars, so more than 8,000 can be expected for 2016. The Dodge Charger Hellcat and Dodge Challenger Hellcat take significantly longer to build than the cars' regular versions, in part because the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engines are subjected to a 42-minute dyno test after assembly.
"We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats," Dodge and SRT CEO Tim Kuniskis said in a statement. "To meet this demand, we are more than doubling our SRT Hellcat production for 2016 and simplifying the process to make it easier for our enthusiasts to get their hands on the hottest muscle cars in history."
 

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Went to a local Dodge dealer the other day. They told me that Hellcats are, by order only, they don't stock them, so I couldn't drive one. No wonder, they're in short supply.
 

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Plum Crazy Returns for 2016
One of the reasons muscle car fans remember the Mopar products of the early 1970s so fondly is the bright and slightly off-kilter "High Impact" colors that were offered at the time. Dodge revived the High Impact colors in 2006 and has offered them since, but perhaps the most noteworthy of those colors, Plum Crazy, has seen only limited release. It was last offered for the 2014 model year, and now Dodge is bringing it back for the 2016 Charger and Challenger. The first Plum Crazy 2016s, a Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker and a Charger R/T Scat Pack, will debut at the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 15.

Starting in September, customers will be able to order Plum Crazy for just about every model of Dodge Charger and Challenger, from SXTs all the way up to SRT Hellcats. Dealers will be able to order the colors starting in October, and the cars will go into production starting in November. Dodge calls it a limited production run, but puts no cap on the number of Plum Crazy cars it will produce. Instead, Dodge says the color will only be available through the end of the year.

In addition to bringing purple back, Dodge has released production figures for Chargers and Challengers painted in High Impact colors since 2006. Dodge claims that the High Impact colors have accounted for less than 11 percent of Charger and Challenger sales since 2006, and therefore add collectability. The figures are included here. Perhaps your car or the car you want to buy is on one of these lists. You'd be plumb crazy not to find out.


 

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2016 Dodge Hellcats Get Price Increase Of Up To $2,500
Dodge's Charger and Challenger Hellcats are arguably the best bang for your buck when it comes to dollars and horsepower. Let's face it, 707 horsepower (probably underrated) from the factory with a warranty for under about $60,000 is a value for any enthusiast. Last month we heard that 2016 Hellcat production was being boosted from the 2015 model year, and that pricing would likely rise as well. Today, as confirmed by an SRT spokesperson, we have pricing for the 2016 Hellcats, and they are indeed more expensive than the 2015 models.

The 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will start from $62,495, which is up $2,500 from the 2015 model's starting price. For those seeking the family version, the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will start from $65,945, which is up $1,950 from the 2015 model's starting price.

While the pricing has increased, so too has the standard equipment which now includes navigation and Laguna leather (may we recommend the brown?).

Dodge plans to more than double Hellcat production for 2016, and dealers were able to start placing orders yesterday. According to The Detroit News, a new ordering system has been put in place that will not allow dealers to place more orders than they've been allocated.

The 2016 models will see no powertrain changes, which means the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 is still rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

FCA told us last month that dealer allocation for the Hellcats will be based on past Dodge sales, and there will be two rounds of allocations. The first round will be this August with the second round coming in February 2016.

With 2016 Hellcats going into production next month, be on the lookout for some prowling the streets near you later this fall.
 

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Can't wait for these to age a bit. Interested to see how the power train holds up over the longer term and....well....I just flat out want one to DD in Eco-madness California. But I sure as hell don't want to drop $60k on a Dodge brand new.
 

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Just wanted to bump this thread to let everyone know about the widebody ADR Hellcat that's coming out. Rumor has it it will run 9.99s at over 135mph in the quarter stock. This isn't a dedicated drag car but rather a street car. Rumor has it will have over 800hp and be lighter than a standard Hellcat. You supra guys better up your game...

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