December 7, 2022

Dodge has always been known for their huge engines making big power from the factory and those that didn’t know began to realize in 2015 when Dodge decided to bring to life the Hellcat model to the Charger and Challenger models. 

Dodge has previously been known to use historic military planes as names within its company. Dodge didn’t break away from that tradition and the Hellcat Engine’s name comes as a salute to the American Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft that was active in World War II; it functioned as The United States Navy’s main fighter in the second half of the Pacific War. 

Since the Hellcat was released it has come in multiple configurations. The 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 SRT, or the 6.2L V8 Supercharged HO engine. Those could be paired with a 6-speed manual TREMEC or TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. Current Hellcat models include the Challenger SRT Hellcat which produces 797 horsepower and another version of this engine makes up to 807 hp in the Challenger SRT Super Stock. The base SRT Hellcat has a top speed of 199 miles per hour!!! the more powerful Redeye can blast through the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds at 131mph.

Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis revealed Dodge’s plans for the next couple of years as it transitions to electric power. The list of countries banning internal combustion engines set for 2045 is sure to grow and dodge wants to move towards electric fleets. Dodge has already confirmed that the Challenger and Charger are going electric. It s just inevitable that all good combustion things will come to an end. the Hellcat trim level is set to retire in 2023. The Durango SRT Hellcat isn’t going to make it that long and is set to retire as a 2021 model

an all-electric muscle car is in the plans and is expected to be released in just a few years 2024. Speculation has this new electric Muscle car in the 400-800hp range depending on the trim levels and motors used. Expect for the people to get a reveal of Dodges new muscle car in just a few months.  

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