Although the Dodge Demon was an unique, one-year-only muscle automobile, Dodge has discovered methods of getting bits of that automobile to extra folks. First there was the Hellcat Redeye, that acquired a detuned model of the Demon engine, down from 840 horsepower to 797. Now there’s the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock. It begins with the Hellcat Redeye, however provides a little bit of horsepower, and drag race-specific tires and suspension tuning to get one step nearer to the monster Demon.
The engine is mainly the similar supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 as the Redeye, however with a brand new engine calibration that bumps up horsepower by 10 to 807, although torque stays the similar at 707 pound-feet. It’s coupled to the similar eight-speed computerized as the Hellcat Redeye, but it surely has additionally been retuned to shift 100 rpm later at 6,400 fairly than 6,300 to squeeze as a lot out of every gear as attainable. The rear differential is a limited-slip unit and comes customary with a 3.09:1 gear ratio, which is non-obligatory on common Hellcat Redeyes.
The Super Stock additionally will get revised chassis parts. Instead of the common Hellcat Brembo six-piston brakes up entrance, it will get lighter four-piston Brembo calipers with barely smaller rotors, all in the identify of going sooner at the drag strip. The suspension has been retuned to shift weight to the rear wheels and enhance traction at launch. In Track mode, the suspension switches to totally agency rebound and compression at the rear, and agency compression and comfortable rebound at the entrance to assist facilitate the weight switch. It stays on this mode so long as full throttle is utilized, and reverts to the customary Track settings when lifting off the throttle.
The last piece of the drag racing puzzle are the wheels and tires. The common Redeye’s enormous wheels and low profile tires are gone in favor of wheels which are simply 18 inches in diameter. They’re fitted with Nitto NT05R drag radials, the similar make and mannequin as on the Demon, at every nook for most traction at the strip. These are additionally the solely indicators that you’ve got a Super Stock. All the different badging is the similar as the Hellcat Redeye, so solely these in the know will acknowledge a Super Stock mannequin.
The last outcomes of those drag-racing enhancements are spectacular. Dodge claims a 0-60 time of three.25 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 10.5 seconds. Apparently it is going to end three automobile lengths forward of an everyday Redeye at the drag strip. Top velocity is much less formidable at 168 mph, however that is a restrict of the drag tires.
Pricing hasn’t been introduced but for the Challenger Super Stock, but it surely needs to be accessible quickly, since you can order one this summer time. Production begins in the fall as a 2020 mannequin persevering with into 2021, with deliveries a short time after.