2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Facelift Gets Retro Dual Hood Scoops

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.

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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”.

 

  • lagunas3ca

    This isn’t a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ffs.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    These facelifts need to stop.

    They need an entirely new model, and they needed it five years ago. FCA needs to get their act together….

    • Six Thousand Times

      Just add money they haven’t got.

  • Leconte Dave

    That’s the last thing it needs. She need to lose weight

    • Bo Hanan

      Holla!

    • Muscle car and losing weight?

  • Dennis Scipio

    FCA needs to completely redesign their Dodge lineup, they have some of the oldest new cars on American roads.

  • DMax

    Ok Dodge, Barracuda when?

  • LWOAP

    Don’t ruin it.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    …Is this a Firebird now?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Just keep milking it.

  • Ishliss

    WS6 hood? That looks terrible imo.

  • Karl

    Lipstick on pig is still a pig!

  • Bash

    Hurt me to say it being a mopar fan, but this isn’t a facelift. This could easily be bought and fitted on any other challenger. It’s just like an exterior accessory!
    I love the look but hate the principle.

    • Mr Mister

      This is just a teaser, so there might be other changes. I would like if they made the lower fascia similar to the Charger Hellcat’s. Wonder if they made the Demon body kit the default for the Hellcat now, or if its still optional, but you can see the fender flares. While doubtful, it would be nice if they managed to get AWD working with the Hellcat, as that would provide tangible performance benefits. I could see them offering a couple of different body kits. A street one that is like the Demon’s, and a racing one with adjustable front and fear elements, something more like the Viper ACR’s. It’d sorta fill in for the Demon and the ACR, and be ready to go up against the GT500 and whatever Camaro comes out.

      • Jay

        I wouldn’t doubt the AWD system too much since they now have the Durango and Grand Cheerokee. I doubt different body Kits since their wide body kit is fender flares lol.

  • Rzrlf

    no actual refresh? seems like theyre just milking it till the end huh Sergio?

    • Mr Mister

      This has been known for awhile.

  • Jay

    So within ten years they managed to update the headlights, taillights, hood and interior.. it’s really time for an update to whole car, let’s get the weight down and some new body panels..

    • LWOAP

      I’m pretty sure they were going to replace the Challenger with the Barracuda. That has yet to happen.

      • Given it’s been on the rumormill for like half a decade now, you need to wonder when will they do it.

        • LWOAP

          Same can be said about the Alfieri. I’ve lost any hope of that seeing the light of day.

          • Don’t lost hope on that one mate. That one will come if FCA hasn’t gone bankrupt. They just push the SUV before sports car but that one will happen.

          • Tumbi Mtika

            “Don’t lose hope on that one mate. That one will come if FCA hasn’t gone bankrupt.”

            That doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, Archer.

          • Well I’m not working FCA and who knows, I gotta be honest.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Bird in the hand…

  • Bo Hanan

    ???…

  • They need to create new model, after the canceled Barracuda I think the current plan was to take Giulia platform to replace Charger and Challenger, but I had no idea how close they are to it.

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