As the automotive world presses forward, manual transmission offerings are becoming more of a rarity in the North American market. While many vehicles have abandoned the traditional stick shift, there are a few vehicles that have continued to build models with them. One of those vehicles has been the beloved Dodge Challenger.
For the 2022 model year, Dodge stated in a press release that the Challenger would continue to offer the Tremec TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment on the R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and SRT HELLCAT models. However, many keen-eyed Challenger enthusiasts have noticed that the manual transmission option has been absent on Dodge.com’s Build & Price configurator.
After talking with a Stellantis spokesperson, Road & Track was told that the Tremec 6-speed option was removed from the configurator in late-2021. According to the spokesperson, they described the situation as “temporary” and told Road & Track that a revised calibration for this powertrain combo will be coming. They did not state a time for when it would become available again.
|Tremec TR-6060 6-Speed Manual Transmission – 22 MY Dodge Challenger
|TREMEC TR-6060 WITH ZF-SACHS 240 MM TWIN DISC CLUTCH
|TREMEC TR-6060 WITH ZF-SACHS 258 MM TWIN DISC CLUTCH
|Standard — Challenger R/T and R/T Scat Pack models
|Standard — Challenger SRT HELLCAT
|Triple cone/double cone synchronizer design, 1-4 skip shift and reverse
inhibit solenoids, 5:1 remote shifter
|Triple cone (1st, 2nd) / double cone (3rd-6th) synchronizer design;
1-4 skip shift and Reverse inhibit solenoids; 5:1 remote shifter
|Gear Ratio –
|Final Drive Ratio
|3.90 — asymmetric limited-slip, performance-tuned
|3.70 — asymmetric limited-slip, performance-tuned
|Overall Top Gear
Both the 375 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8 (Challenger R/T) and 485 horsepower 6.4-liter SRT HEMI V8 (Challenger R/T Scat Pack) models use the Tremec TR-6060 featuring a ZF-Sachs 240 mm twin-disc clutch. The 717 horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI HELLCAT V8 (Challenger SRT HELLCAT) uses a beefer ZF-Sachs 258 mm twin-disc clutch unit. We also know that the unit used the SRT HELLCAT models, also adds an internal cooling pump and external, vehicle-mounted oil cooler.
Like Road & Track, we also reached out to Dodge to enlighten us on the reasons why the Tremec TR-6060 was pulled from the HELLCAT lineup. As of the writing of this article, we have yet to hear back from Dodge.
Source: Road & Track