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New Dodge Challenger Lineup: No Rest for the Wicked

October 15, 2018 – Dodge continues to push the performance envelope in 2019, using its high-performance engine street credibility to elevate its entire Challenger lineup, introducing the most powerful supercharged SRT Hellcat lineup ever with horsepower output now starting at 717.

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Demon engine drives most powerful Hellcat lineup ever

New Dodge Challenger Lineup2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat Widebody, SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody (from left to right)

Following a record-setting year with the introduction of the limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dodge//SRT is going back to its muscle car roots by taking its biggest, most powerful engine – the supercharged HEMI® Demon V-8 – and leveraging its enormous power output to boost the performance of the Hellcat. The result: the 797-horsepower 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.

“With 840 horsepower, a 9.65 quarter-mile time and Guinness World Record certification that it’s the first production car to lift the wheels at launch, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon earned its place in the record books,” Steve Beahm – Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America, said “The Dodge Brothers would be proud that we’re leveraging the power and performance of this proven engine to bring a Demon-possessed Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye to an even wider high-performance enthusiast audience.”

Challenger R/T and GT RWD Models Gain More Performance

Also new for 2019, Dodge offers the Widebody Package on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack model, which adds 3.5 inches to the overall width, improving handling and braking to the naturally aspirated muscle car. At the track, larger six-piston Brembo front brakes, wider wheels and tires, and suspension upgrades featured on the R/T Scat Pack Widebody equate to 2-second faster lap times or approximately 12 car lengths at a 2.1-mile road course, compared with the non-Widebody Challenger R/T Scat Pack.

The 2019 Challenger R/T and new GT rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models extend their performance capabilities with standard Super Track Pak features, including:

  • Performance suspension
  • Enhanced steering
  • 20-inch Granite Crystal painted wheels
  • Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (with automatic transmission)
  • Performance hood and front splitter
  • Performance bolstered cloth Houndstooth seats

Available on both the Challenger R/T and GT RWD models for 2019 is the Performance Handling Group, which brings enhanced braking and handling capabilities. On GT RWD, the Performance Handling Group features four-piston Brembo brakes (front and rear), wider 20-inch-by-9-inch Black Noise wheels and a larger rear sway bar for improved driving experience and reduced understeer.

The Performance Handling Group on the Challenger R/T adds upgraded springs, sway bars, Bilstein shocks, bushings and mounts, helping to improve performance and response during spirited driving. For the driver looking to get even more out of the Challenger R/T model, the new Performance Plus Package adds track ready 20-inch-by-9.5-inch forged wheels riding on 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires, limited-slip differential and enhanced handling balance for improved cornering performance.

Also available on Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack is the Rear Seat Delete Group, which allows customers to delete the rear seats, rear seat belts and add a rear cargo net.

There is no rest for the wicked, indeed.

New Dodge Challenger Lineup2019 Dodge Challenger Lineup: SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, SRT Hellcat Widebody, R/T Scat Pack Widebody (from front to back)

Fourteen different distinct Dodge//SRT colors available across Challenger lineup Dodge Challenger customers have a wide array of exterior colors and stripes from which they can choose to customize their muscle car. Fourteen different exterior colors and a wide variety of interior trim selections.

Production of the 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup started at the Brampton (Ontario) Assembly Plant in the fall of 2018, with vehicles starting to arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter.

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