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More Details: The Supercharged HEMI 6.2L V8 on Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

For the new engine in the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, the supercharger supplier is not Eaton (which is famous for the Eaton TVS used on the Audi 3.0 V6 engine). Instead it is an twin screw supercharger from IHI.

The IHI supercharger has similar efficiency with the Eaton TVS roots-type superchargers, but it has a significant higher operation noise level, which I think is not a problem for the purpose of Challenger anyway – because the Challenger is not designed for luxury car purpose. And also I guess the invoice that IHI is quoting Chrysler may be lower than Eaton.


After the supercharger there is a huge pressure stabilization chamber similar to a naturally aspirated e...

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The Automobile Industry Ecosystem

The 2015 K900 and Genesis is a big step forward for the Hyundai Motor Company. Not only because of its superb crash testing performance, but also some key components are all developed by Hyundai itself.

For example the AWD system (called “HTRAC”) are developed in-house, so does the 8-speed transmission. Especially for the 8AT, its design is totally different from the ZF, GM and Aisin units. The Hyundai 8AT uses 4 planetary gear sets and 7 shifting elements (5 clutches, including a one-way clutch and 2 brakes). It is more complicated than any of the other similar units...

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