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Hellcat Trackhawk spotted - Video/Pictures

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

  1. dakrt99

    dakrt99 Well-Known Member

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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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    Porsche killer.
     
  4. dakrt99

    dakrt99 Well-Known Member

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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?
     
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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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    Remember when some goof-balls on here used to say that engine would never fit in the GC.....lol
     
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    Patiently waiting... :)
     
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    Notice no fog lights like the rest of the HELLCAT lineup.
     
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    I like how he gave them a slight blip on the throttle!
     
  10. MoparDanno

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

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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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    I know you are kidding, but man I want the facepalm emote for this one. lol
     
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    Then my job is done.
     
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    That's a roll bar? I thought this was a 4-point roll cage.
     
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    Reminds me of the time my wife got KTFO while we were doing some fairly light off roading in her Wrangler years ago. She got bounced around a bit and hit her head on the roll bar. Lights out. It was kinda funny and very scary at the same time. Im just glad we got to laugh about it. She learned to hang on and brace herself a lil better after that.
     
  20. MoparDanno

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    A 4 point is always a roll bar, not a cage. 6 point is where they are considered a cage, because it builds a "cage" around the driver. A 4 point is just a roof anti-crush device to keep your head from being shoved down into your torso in case of a flip.
     
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