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.
Following a record-setting year with the introduction of the limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car ever – Dodge 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.
NEW FOR 2019
Dodge launches most powerful SRT Hellcat lineup ever
The new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car
Most powerful production V-8 engine with 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque
Quickest muscle car with 0-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration of 3.4 seconds
Fastest grand touring (GT) production car with a ¼-mile elapsed time (E.T.) of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph; and reaches a new top speed of 203 mph
SRT Hellcat Redeye
At full throttle, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s high-output engine consumes 1.43 gal/min (5.4 liters/min) of fuel – enough to drain the fuel tank in just under 11 minutes, yet is still rated at 22 miles per gallon (mpg) when driven in normal highway conditions
Additional features from the SRT Demon that help the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye achieve its status as the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car:
New for 2019, SRT Hellcat Redeye offers two final drive ratios, a standard 2.62:1 or available 3.09:1 for enhanced launch capability. The 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat lineup delivers improved performance numbers, including a new top speed of 203 miles per hours (mph), making the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car.
Challenger SRT Models
1/4-mile elapsed time/speed
10.8 seconds @ 131 mph
10.9 seconds @ 127 mph
11.1 seconds @ 131 mph
11.2 seconds @ 125 mph
The newly designed, fully functional dual-snorkel hood provides maximum air intake to the supercharged powerplant and pays homage to the distinctive design themes from some of the most famous mid-1960s and early-1970s Dodge muscle cars, like the 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon.
In addition to the new dual-snorkel hood, the exterior of 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye receives enhanced badging showing a sinister red jewel-like eye design on the Hellcat that jumps off the Midnight Grey Metallic finish fender badge. A new die-cast SRT emblem on the supercharger housing also features the new Redeye logo.
Available on Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack models for 2019 is the Widebody Package first seen on the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat. Wider fender flares add 3.5 inches to the overall width of the vehicle resulting in a more muscular, planted stance. The new flares are expertly integrated into the body design with concealed attachments to amplify the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s width. The front side marker lights are styled to flow with the shape of the fender flares.
An available new Satin Black spoiler on both SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack models is both wider and longer, offering a more expressive look while meeting all SRT performance objectives. Standard on 2019 SRT Hellcat models are 20 x 9.5-inch SRT Low Gloss Black lightweight performance wheels while new 20 x 9.5-inch split five-spoke wheels with Brass Monkey finish are available.
Technologies and Features
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat receives a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission, while the efficient TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission is available. The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s supercharged high-output engine is only paired to the TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission. Internal changes to the transmission include an upgraded torque converter that delivers an 18 percent increase in torque multiplication when compared with the standard Challenger SRT Hellcat.
All 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat models are loaded with standard performance features, including:
Launch Control — holds the engine at optimal launch RPM and waits for the driver to release the brake. Launch Ccontrol then uses engine torque management to optimize wheel slip for maximum acceleration. All 2019 Challenger models with Launch Control receive an improved system that increases hold time from five to 10 seconds for optimal launch and consistent straight-line acceleration
Line Lock — engages the front brakes to hold the Challenger stationary but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires. The system will also let the driver perform a controlled rolling burnout and can engage for up to 200 rear wheel revolutions
Larger induction air box — with three sources of intake air: new dual-snorkel hood, driver-side Air Catcher headlamp and inlet near the wheel liner
SRT Drive Modes — accessed via the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, drivers can tailor their experience by adjusting horsepower, transmission shift speeds, steering effort, paddle shifters, traction and suspension settings. SRT Drive Modes offer selectable settings for Street (Auto), Sport and Track. There is also a Custom setting for the driver to select individual preferences
SRT Performance Pages — bring critical vehicle performance data to the driver’s fingertips, including a real-time dyno graph, g-force heat map and much more
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.
Refocusing the Hellcat on its performance roots, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat lineup features standard Houndstooth cloth performance seats.Three other seat options are available:
Nappa leather/Alcantara with embroidered SRT Hellcat logo (available with Plus Package)
Laguna leather with embossed SRT Hellcat logo (available with Laguna Leather Package)
Laguna leather/Alcantara with embossed SRT Hellcat logo (available with Alcantara Appearance Package)
The SRT Hellcat interior features a signature leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with a backlit SRT logo and paddle shifters. Red gauges with a 200-mph speedometer flank the 7-inch display screen, which features performance timers and a Hellcat logo splash screen at start-up. Complementing the race-inspired cockpit are silver seat and console stitching, Light Black Chrome accents and a Gunmetal SRT Hellcat instrument panel badge. The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has several unique interior features, including:
Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody adds:
SRT-tuned chassis, featuring stiffer front springs, retuned shock absorbers and larger sway bars in both front and rear
SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension
Front fascia with integrated splitter optimizes airflow to the cooling modules without compromising vehicle balance
Rear spoiler from the Hellcat helps to deliver more downforce and better balance
Challenger R/T and GT RWD
Not to be outdone, the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T and new GT rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models extend their performance capabilities with standard Super Track Pak features, including:
20-inch Granite Crystal painted wheels
Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (with automatic transmission)
Performance hood and front splitter
Performance bolstered cloth Houndstooth seats
2019 DODGE CHALLENGER PRICE
The 2019 Dodge Challenger model lineup has a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $27,295:
Challenger SXT RWD
Challenger GT RWD
Challenger SXT AWD
Challenger GT AWD
Challenger R/T Scat Pack
$38,995 – (plus $1,000 gas guzzler tax on manual transmission)
Challenger SRT Hellcat
$58,650 – (plus $1,700 GGT on all models)
Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
$69,650 – (plus $1,700 GGT )
(All prices exclude $1,395 destination charge)