The four-year old Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will live on, as FCA has prepped a number of updates for the 2019MY.
In a couple of teasers released today, the North American company has partially revealing the biggest change: a pair of hood scoops, inspired by past models.
The new parts, described as a “dual-snorkel hood” by FCA, replaces the single piece found on today’s models. Moreover, it’s a throwback to the “distinctive Mopar design themes from some of its most famous muscle cars”, says the automaker, referring to some vehicles made in the mid-60s and early-70s, although we do remember some Pontiacs offered with dual hood scoops.
With the new elements in place, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat doesn’t only look “more sinister”, but it gets “maximum air intake to the supercharged powerplant”, claims FCA.
Speaking of the engine, it’s unknown whether the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine will remain the same for the 2019MY. Still, with 707hp (717PS / 527kW) and 650lb-ft (881Nm) of torque, it’s not like it lacks power.
Those looking for more can always turn to the more extreme Demon. But they’ll have to look on the used car market, as the 840hp (852PS / 627kW) and 770lb-ft (1,044Nm) of torque beast won’t make a comeback in the 2019 model.
It’s hard to spot other visual updates compared to the current lineup, but the refreshed Hellcat could very well benefit from other work, too. However, we’ll just have to wait until “this summer” to find out exactly, as that’s when “more information will come”.