Because who doesn't want to make their Hellcat even louder?
Milltek Sport is rolling out the first fruit of its US expansion with the release of the American Icon range. This new US automaker-focused range will be a series of performance exhaust systems catering to the Jeep Gladiator, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and Ram 1500 in both TRX and 5.7 Hemi guises.
This news comes just a little over a month after the company debuted some pretty awesome machinery at SEMA and announced the creation of Milltek Corp, the British company's new $2.5 million American arm. From a new facility in Alcoa, Tennessee the company aims to reaffirm its commitment to the American market and continue to make vehicles sound way better than they do stock.
The first-to-market system for the Jeep Gladiator with the V6 engine kicks things off, with a similar exhaust system coming soon for another off-roader in the form of the Ford Bronco. The exhausts are typically engine-specific, so which engines of the Bronco will be catered for remain unknown. However, the Ram 1500 with the 5.7-liter Hemi and the Ram TRX get new pipes too, and since the TRX gets, then so too does the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
If you aren't well versed on Milltek, it's a British tuning company that was founded in 1983 and has been designing and manufacturing performance exhaust systems for a dizzying amount of models from the Porsche 911 to the Tesla Model S (yes, EVs are getting aftermarket exhausts too). It tests and develops many of the units at its testing center at the legendary Nurburgring and produces everything in-house.
The company aims to continue this process with its American arm. The company states that each exhaust it makes is lighter and better performing than the factory system, offering better sound, driving dynamics, and more while remaining emissions-compliant. As is expected, the units are produced with top-notch materials to achieve these goals, only being made from exceptionally durable T304L aircraft-grade stainless steel.
Everything will be produced at the plant in Tennessee, which will see an on-site R&D facility and on-site manufacturing built in the next 12-18 months. The facility hopes to create 35 jobs over the next three years, with 10 new jobs coming in year one. With an established arm here, the company hopes to support its existing US dealership network better and establish new connections as well.