This Is How the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Is Made

It's not a secret anymore that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the new muscle car king. Some Mopar enthusiasts might know that VIN0001 was auctioned for a hefty $1.65 million last month by Barrett-Jackson, but did you ever wonder how this brawny American tower-of-power was manufactured?
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If so, then the video below is just what you need to answer that question. Starting with the essentials, the assembly line takes the Hellcat's monocoque chassis to a welding section, where workers weld the brackets that hold the vehicle's cooling system.

Believe us, it's not easy to cool a supercharged 6.2 HEMI V8 that pumps out a ridiculous 707 ponies, as well as 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of tire-shredding torque. As extreme as that may sound, it's funny how you're charged a mere $59,995 for one of the fastest, quickest and most powerful vehicles ever made.

With essential welding over, the shell moves on to another section of the assembly line, where workers install body components such as the aluminum bonnet, the trunk's door and the fenders. After that, the primer is applied, together with a base coat of paint, followed by shoehorning the V8 in the engine bay.

Then the final touches are added. Only after that the manic 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is ready for its first ever test on the dyno, to ensure that the powertrain delivers just what the automaker promises in the specs sheet. Last but not least, VIN0001 was beautified with a Stryker Red finish.

It may be a little too short for our liking at a single minute and 30 seconds, but the video below is pure Mopar car porn. Too bad that pesky Motley Crue song sort of spoils the overall watching experience.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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