The whine of (what we think was) the supercharger was very loud, I think we were tracking a Dodge Challenger with the supercharged Hellcat 6.2-liter HEMI. Word is: these engines might make up to 660 horsepower, be more efficient than the normally aspirated HEMI and make up to 640 lb-ft of torque. The new, eight-speed automatic should back these engines with the possibility of a six-speed manual being available for the Dodge Challenger version.
Some speculate that the Chrysler 300C will have this engine option available too.
We think that one of the reasons the front on some of the Chargers we followed were obscured was to hide up to three air intakes for the Hellcat equipped Chargers. We noticed elongated exhaust pipes that were (most likely) setup for emissions testing. The rest of the Dodge Charger seemed like it was an SRT model, although the tires looked different in the masked ones.
Sure, there is a lot of speculation involved when you’re playing car-detective. In this case, I have little doubt that the Chargers we saw were supercharged. The spinning noise is unmistakable and downright loud.
I hope you’re as excited as I am. The notion of this massive V8 with a supercharger is breathtaking and it will be a performance game changer.
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