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Dodge “Temporarily” Dumps 6-Speed Manual From Challenger SRT HELLCAT Lineup!

No Timeline On When It Will Return...

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.

Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT. (Dodge).

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.

Dodge.com Build & Price Configurator for 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. (Dodge).

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
Variant TREMEC TR-6060 WITH ZF-SACHS 240 MM TWIN DISC CLUTCH TREMEC TR-6060 WITH ZF-SACHS 258 MM TWIN DISC CLUTCH
Availability Standard — Challenger R/T and R/T Scat Pack models Standard — Challenger SRT HELLCAT
Description 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 –     
1st 2.97 2.26
2nd 2.10 1.58
3rd 1.46 1.19
4th 1.00 1.00
5th 0.74 0.77
6th 0.50 0.63
Reverse 2.90 2.90
Final Drive Ratio 3.90 — asymmetric limited-slip, performance-tuned 3.70 — asymmetric limited-slip, performance-tuned
Overall Top Gear   2.33

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. 

Tremec TR-6060 6-Speed Manual Transmission. (Tremec).

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

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Dodge “Temporarily” Dumps 6-Speed Manual From Challenger SRT HELLCAT Lineup!​

No Timeline On When It Will Return...​

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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.

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