When the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was introduced, the company made it clear that it was only planning to manufacture 3,300 units for this model year. Recently, however, we have heard more and more rumors about 2019 Dodge Challenger from our dealer friends. In recent weeks, these rumors have intensified as people flock to their favorite forums and Facebook groups to share what they have heard from their local Dodge salesman.
When it comes to the exterior of the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, we can notice that this model will retain its retro look of a muscle car, but also undergo some minor refreshments. It will look like its predecessor in a lot of features, but also get innovations and improve its style and performance. First, it has been said that the new SRT Hellcat will be based on the new platform that has been seen on the current Romeo Giulia Alpha model. This means that it will acquire Demon’s broad-body design and you can expect a wider and lower chassis. Speaking of innovations, this car will probably carry the largest hood scoop ever seen on a legal muscle car. It will be known as the “air catcher”, so it is clear to you that the performance will be significantly improved. In addition, the new SRT Hellcat will have smaller dimensions, be more dynamic and lighter. All these features will improve the acceleration and total performance of this model. It has been said that it will represent serious competition to models such as the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. The new SRT Hellcat will be held on standard 18-inch wheels wrapped in Hellcat’s Pirelli P Zeros tires. It will likely offer several new body painting options.
Inside the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you’ll find a modern cabin furnished with high quality materials. The driver will likely have a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 5.0-inch touch screen with the latest infotainment system and options such as climate control, sound system with six speakers, Bluetooth connection, CD player and many more.
The first thing from a purely technical point of view is whether the Hellcat Hemi 6.2L is capable of creating 850 horsepower. It is not uncommon to see Hellcat Challengers and Hellcat Chargers who have been modified by their owners with more power and racing in mind. In the dyno basic tests, the Hellcat Hemi seems more capable of exceeding the advertised factory number of 707 horsepower. Realistic, the current engine reaches 725 horsepower easily with relatively simple modifications like a new compressor pulley (more boost) and a good air. There are examples of everyday cars that make more than 850 horses without any problem.
The release date of the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has not been announced, but it should probably be expected soon in 2018. The estimated price of this model starts around $ 60,000.