Video: From Sheet Metal to Complete Machine, Watch a Hellcat Challenger be Born


When you think about it, the process of turning rolls of sheet metal into one of the most powerful muscle cars on the road today is an incredible feat. On this Friday, we wanted to show you the near-complete step-by-step process as documented of the Dodge Hellcat vehicles being built from the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Joined by its lesser 305-horsepower V6 and three Hemi V8s counterparts, the 6.2-liter supercharged SRT Hellcat (and its staggering 707 horsepower) comes to life before you very eyes.

Introduced just over a year ago, the Hellcat Challenger (and Charger), introduced to the world the perfect blend of 1970s styling with with computer-age technology and performance. Beneath the hood lies all of the technological benefits and performance that today’s modern innovations can muster, including 10-second quarter miles and 200-plus-mph top speeds all in a street-legal machine. Last year witnessed some minimal changes for 2016 including some additional trim choices, new 20-inch 5-spoke Gloss Black wheels with the Blacktop Appearance Package and the return of Plum Crazy, B5 Blue and TorRed.

Today’s muscle cars are also a big departure from yesterday’s classic iron as once you put the Hellcat and non-supercharged SRT Challengers into “Track” mode, the electronically-tuned ECU delivers sharper throttle response, harder upshifts from the automatic transmission and a firming up of the shock absorbers. Whether its a daily driver, a weekend warrior charging the quarter-mile or the road course, the new SRT Mopars are machines that can truly tackle it all.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

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