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Hellcat Trackhawk spotted - Video/Pictures

Discussion in 'Mopar News and Rumors' started by dakrt99, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. dakrt99

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  2. ramajama

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    WoW! Thats cool! Getting the mileage out of the HellCat!! Put that thing in everything!

    Say it with me...TRX...TRX...TRX.....
     
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  3. Max Wedge

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  4. dakrt99

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    One thing that is curious, the roll cage. Can someone ascertain why it would have a cage? High speed testing? Track testing?
     
  5. tomaz

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    prototypes have Cages not for as a Roll Cage, but for increased rigidity. i think some prototypes with Cages are wired to a computer to find stress points in the chassis where it would need extra strengthening for say, something with near 650lb ft of torque.
     
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  6. EVOL

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    Remember when some goof-balls on here used to say that engine would never fit in the GC.....lol
     
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  8. redriderbob

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    Notice no fog lights like the rest of the HELLCAT lineup.
     
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  9. wtxiceman

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    I like how he gave them a slight blip on the throttle!
     
  10. MoparDanno

    MoparDanno Active Member Level III Supporter

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    Many of the early Hellcat Challenger mules had cages in them as well. Some of these vehicles do go through some pretty strenuous testing on the track. Actually ALL of the SRT vehicles are subjected to major track time in the development phase. Having a cage just increases the safety factor for testing, especially in the early stages where the parameters are probably not nailed down really close, and when pushing the limit to help define those parameters, something COULD easily get out of hand.
     
  11. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels I'm likely at work... Ad-Free Member

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    I'd buy a Hellcat with a cage, just saying. Add that to the options list.
     
  12. MoparDanno

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    Through Mopar Performance maybe, but as a factory option? Hell no. Do you have any idea what kind of safety issues a cage creates for someone not wearing a harness or a helmet??? No WAY that would pass the MVSS.

    In fact, this very thing is a big debate with the NHRA and all of these "street" cars that are getting so quick anymore. I mean we have street legal cars running what top fuel ran 20 years ago ( in the 5's ). So some of the lesser 9 and 10 second cars, of which there are many street legal versions on the road, are upset because a cage on civilian roads is actually a very big safety hazard. Even a minor crash could be fatal if your head comes in contact with one of the side bars.

    FWIW
     
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  13. dakrt99

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    GT3 RS is the only car I can think of that currently has a roll cage. However, it is limited to the rear section, away from the passengers. But yeah, imagine hitting your head against the cage in an accident.
     
  14. BobbiBigWheels

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    I've added a roll cage to almost every vehicle I've modded in GTA 5. All deaths have been circumstantial - ie. woulda died with or without the cage.
     
  15. MoparDanno

    MoparDanno Active Member Level III Supporter

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    That's actually considered a roll bar, not a roll cage.

    There are very significant differences between the two.
     
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