Announcing the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

July 13th, 2018 by

Aventura CJDR 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Finally, enough of the waiting. We’re finally getting new details about the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, and everyone is in a frenzy. Literally, several unnamed organizations out there have already provided incorrect information, but not Aventura CJDR. Our writers have the facts. So let’s get started and jump into what’s new about the upcoming new 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Back when Dodge teased us with a single image of the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, there wasn’t a whole lot to see. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat received a new functional nostril-intake situated next to the SRT Hellcat logo on the front grille and there was talk of more horsepower. Rumors of a new SRT Hellcat engine being developed were roaming about, and many wondered if Dodge scrapped its “Hellcat Drag Pack” and decided to put parts from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon into the new 2019 Dodge SRT Hellcat models.

Basically, Dodge realized they got a little bit too enthusiastic about making a factory-produced vehicle that is (pretty much) strictly for drag racing and decided to take a step back into reality. So yes, the new 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will feature Dodge SRT Demon parts and components. Now, the 2019 Dodge Charger may not be able to generate 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque, but it will have some Demon-inspired performance.

Straight from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the After-Run Chiller, a system that makes back-to-back drag racing a snap. Not to be confused with the SRT Power Chiller that further cools the air pulled in via the supercharger for increased horsepower and performance, the “After-Run Chiller” does what the name says. After the driver shuts off the engine, with the After-Run Chiller engaged, the engine computer will monitor internal temperatures and continue to provide fluids like coolant and air to bring down the temperature of the engine faster, even while shut off, to ultimately create a shorter cooldown period. Not enough?

Another feature from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is Torque Reserve, also known as the “Launch Control” system that caused the Demon to pop a wheelie at its debut. Torque Reserve allows the driver to precharge the supercharger by closing its bypass valve and deliberately misfiring the engine to build up horsepower before delivering torque to the wheels. Start the countdown and get ready to blast off!

Looking for more attitude? Then drivers will appreciate the new electronic line lock being added to the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. An electronic line lock is a mode where the car engages only the front brakes to allow for a stationary burnout to warm up the rear tires. If not looking to burn the cash but still burn tires, this electronic line lock will also come standard on the 2019 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack trim – lucky you.

Lastly, to keep people from peeling out, Dodge added Launch Assist to the 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat. Called an enhancement to the car’s launch and traction controls, Launch Assist adjusts the engine’s output proactively if a loss of control or traction is detected. Launch Assist will also be a standard and smart safety feature found on the 2019 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack trim.

We may not get another Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and honestly, we don’t need one. Dodge is putting Demon attitude into the Dodge Charger, what else could anyone want? Tell us your thoughts on Aventura CJDR social media.

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