How does the Charger Hellcat handle?

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  1. SR-71

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    Other than the more powerful engine, are the suspension components of a Charger Hellcat any different from the other Charger models (SRT, ScatPack, R/T, etc...)?
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    You should be aware that the motor weight of the 6.2L Hellcat is about 200lbs heavier than the SRT 392.
     
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    Hellcat and SRT model share the same suspension capabilities. Taken off Dodge's website :

    SUSPENSION
    Adaptive Damping

    SRTĀ® Tuned BilsteinĀ® 3-Mode High Perform Suspension

    Suspension - Front : Ind

    Suspension - Rear : 5-Link
     
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    Against the SRT 392, the Charger Hellcat is a bit heavier in the nose, but also has stiffer springs and different roll bar. The steering is also hydraulic, instead if the 3 mode electric. Steering feedback is a bit better for the Hellcat, but I doubt there's much difference in handling at the limits.
    The Scat Pack does not have the adaptive 3 mode suspension and it's slightly stiffer than the SRT 392/Hellcat Sport modes.

    I liked the handling of my 2015 SRT 392 and you really just have to get used to the weight and trust the grip. It's no canyon carver, but it's better than it has a right to and is plenty of fun. Toss in the extra power of the Hellcat and you will be smiling. I can't wait for my Hellcat!


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    I agree with most of this except I think you meant to say anti-sway bars not roll bar. Don't any of them have roll bars.
    Also as others have said, the SRT 392 has a lighter nose than the hellcat and will perform accordingly through the corners. Of course the hellcat will make it back and then some on the straight away's so will greatly depend on the course...
     
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    I think it just handles like an ultimate muscle car (heavy but powerful), though sometimes the power lets you forget how heavy the car really is.
     
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    For me the HC gives you plenty of confidence through the turns. The body rolling needs to be stiffend up then it can make good gains in the turns.

    The biggest issue is that the brakes will fade rather quickly due to the weight of the car, and there's nothing you can due about that.
     
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    Hi quality, hi temp rated fluid and pads go a long way to mitigating those issues. For me that means Castrol fluid and porterfield pads. Others report similar improvements with other similar quality rated or branded products.
    Looking forward to my next extended big track day to prove the theory!
     
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    How do lap times compare between the charger HC and challenger HC?
     
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    It is virtually the same ride as the challenger. These cars are engineering marvels that will be attempted to duplicate. Muscle cars are back and dodge has the best ones.
     

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