Confederate Motors, Inc. has made the new C3 X132 Hellcat, the companyʼs third generation Hellcat, available for pre-order at the companyʼs new online store, Work & Cycle. Tough, lean, fast and true, the all new 2012 Confederate Hellcat combines 132 cubic inch Copperhead power, developed in alliance with S&S, and third generation evolved patented Confederate powertrain technology. The unitized case construction is machined from a 400 pound block of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum carved into 37 pounds of core motorcycle structural permanence. There is no tougher way to craft the motorcycle.
A 43 pound hard steel one piece forged crank connects forged hard steel rods to fully skirted forged aluminum 4.4 inch pistons pushing 4.4 inches of stroke regulated by perfect cam geometry motivating stiff, short pushrods activating roller rockers in a distortion free environment. To this power we fused the best powertrain solution ever devised for massive low RPM torque deployment, the patented Confederate design system. This proven drag race derived system is designed, specified and built to maintain perfect crankshaft to output shaft alignment, irrespective of the suddenness or magnitude of torque application. This system will take a beating and never fail. This superior technology has been validated over 15 years and millions of miles under the most arduous of circumstances and conditions.
In keeping with Confederate design heritage, classic understated yet very progressive American design minimalism drives acutely focused product substance. There is no contrivance; nothing is superfluous. The machine is a showcase for the individualist craftsmanʼs sacred vow to never compromise truth and to take nothing away, illuminating limitless effort committed to the highest form of hand-made craftsmanship.
As Hunter S. Thompson declared, and we so contextually love to reiterate, “Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube.” Fast means immediate, accessible, prodigious torque available in huge quantities just off idle powerfully capable of pushing tall gearing over an extremely broad RPM range swelling like a massive tidal wave. This C3 Hellcat has the highest rear wheel torque to weight ratio, compared anywhere throughout the operating RPM range, in all of motordom, by far.
This third generation Hellcat represents an impassioned, romantic, genuinely emotional evolutionary journey for the great many men and woman who have, over 20 years, poured their hearts into the challenge of making each Confederate Hellcat an honest, iconic, fiercely American example of heirloom quality and design.
Founded in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Confederate Motors, Inc. designs and handcrafts limited series built, uncompromised motorcycles for the motoring purist. The creative team at Confederate has adopted a minimalist, holistic, avant-garde design imperative. Their goal is to be on the cutting edge of an exciting, innovative and relevant American design initiative. Confederate Motors Inc. has locations in Birmingham, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information, visit www.confederate.com and www.workandcycle.com