Five Things You Should Know About the 2019 Dodge Challenger
Automotive maker Dodge has finally released the specs for the 2019 Dodge Challenger, and it’s beautiful. Dodge muscle cars will live on for many years to come, and with amazing trims and options for 2019, like the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, there are a lot of features and choices to look forward to. As the 2019 Dodge Challenger rolls off of the assembly line, there are a couple things future owners should know. Let’s rattle off a few bits of important info before these beauties hit Dodge dealerships.
New Performance Features
Yes, as mentioned, trims that didn’t get the goods before now will in 2019. Powered by the 485hp 392-cubic-inch HEMI V8 engine, the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack can come with the Widebody package for some serious style. For 2019, the R/T Scat Pack also comes with features found in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and SRT Hellcat trims – launch control, launch assist, line lock, and SRT drive modes. The R/T Scat Pack weighs 200 pounds less than the most powerful 2019 Dodge Challenger, and is the most horsepower one can get for under $45k.
The Most Powerful 2019 Dodge Challenger
While talking about the most powerful 2019 Dodge Challenger, we may as well talk about the new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. Called a “Demon-possessed” Hellcat, this new high-powered version Challenger will come with a re-tuned 6.2-liter V8 HEMI Demon engine. We say re-tuned, because Dodge brought the 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque of the SRT Demon down to 797 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of torque for the Redeye. With a top speed of 203 mph, beating the top speed of the Demon by nearly 40 mph (168 mph), does the drop in horsepower really matter?
Hellcat Power Boosts, but Drops the Price
You read that right. When details about the new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat first arrived, we learned about the new, functional dual-snorkel hood being added to the fiery feline. Functional, because it actually gives the SRT Hellcat a bit of a boost, from 707 horsepower to 717 horsepower. Best of all, Dodge has made a little compromise – get the power without the premium features (read as “leather upholstery”) and dropped the price of the SRT Hellcat from 2018 by $5,000.
Yes, Dodge is adding more capabilities to its lineup, and wouldn’t ya know, they all surround drag racing. Like the new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the Challenger Scat Pack is also feeling the heat of the SRT Demon. The moniker for the Demon-inspired Scat pack is called the “Scat Pack 1320 (“Angry Bee”)”. Drag-strip-oriented but street legal, the Scat Pack 1320 Angry Bee comes with drag racing features such as Drag Mode, Line Lock, TransBrake, Torque Reserve, and available drag radials. Consumers can add the (currently named) Angry Bee package for $3,995 – that puts the trim at a starting price of $42,990 (plus destination fee).
More Options for More Cash
Like we said, there are plenty of choices to up the ante for 2019, but they do come at a price. That shiny Widebody package available for the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye? Comes at a cost of $6,000 but adds on flared fenders, 20-by-11-inch Devil’s Rim forged aluminum wheels, all-season performance tires, an upgraded suspension, a blacked-out rear lip spoiler, and a scalloped hood. Pirelli P Zero summer tires are available for extra grip on the drag strip. Should be worth it.
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