New Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Auburn Hills (USA), 2. May 2018

Dodge prepares us for the new model year of the Challenger and shows the first pictures of the new SRT Hellcat. Just like with the recently introduced Shakedown-package (the pictures you see in our gallery) will be inspired by the design changes of the past. The two now published a teaser of images to guess.

Dual snorkel like in the 70s

The front cover has a "dual snorkel", a double air intake. The connoisseur, he is reminiscent of classic Mopar creations of the 60s and 70s cars like the Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack, 1970, or the Plymouth Barracuda Gran coupe of the early ' 70s. According to Dodge, the thing is just pure Show, but especially air for the rackernde 6.2-Liter V8 Monster.

No new Hellcat

The stronger the SRT Demon does not want to offer Dodge as a new 2019er model. The old 2018er Version will apparently deal with only 3.300 PCs as a particularly rare model in the story. However, some parts of the Demon are supposed to be taken over by the new Hellcat, including the TRANS brake (a kind of Launch Control, with the speeds before the traffic light, can print high screws), the Air-Chiller (cools the intake air via the air conditioning) and the tires from Nitto. In addition, the performance of the 6.2-Liter Hemi V8 is expected to rise from the current 717 to 735 HP. The are far from the full 851 HP of the Demon, but at least a decent increase. A via the infotainment system selectable Drag mode is included in the package.

In the future, on the Basis of the Ghibli?

In terms of the future of the Challenger is believed in industry circles Significant. Supposedly, the update for the model year 2019, the last to the change of generation in the year 2021. Then the car will be based on the FCA platform of the Maserati Ghibli. You are a turn-off? Now, the former, launched in 2008, Generation is still based on the 20-year-old LX platform, which also contributed to the the Mercedes W210 (2002 leaked four-eyes-E-class).(sl)