2019 Dodge Challenger Teased, Could Hint At 797 HP Hellcat

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon went out of production last month but it appears the company isn’t going to rest on its laurels.

In a new teaser video, Dodge provided a few glimpses of the 2019 Challenger while the whine of a supercharger is evident in the background. The screen then blacks out and shows “Lock: RED797_62818.”

While that seems like typical Demon gibberish, the latter part of the message appears to be the date of 6-28-18 – better known as tomorrow. The RED797 is more mysterious but speculation naturally turns to a horsepower rating.

 

 

There isn’t much to back up this idea but Dodge has previously announced the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat will be unveiled this summer with a new dual-snorkel hood that “pays homage to the distinctive Mopar design themes from some of its most famous muscle cars.” The company has said the hood is fully functional and will provide additional air to the car’s supercharged engine.

The current Challenger SRT Hellcat features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 developing 707 hp (527 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. That’s significantly less than 797 hp (594 kW) but the Demon had 808 hp (603 kW) and was capable of developing 840 hp (626 kW) on 100 octane fuel.

 

 

That means the 797 hp (594 kW) figure is more than doable but it remains unclear if that’s what Dodge is talking about. However, it’s worth noting the Red in the teaser could be a subtle reference to the Hellcat’s two keys. As Dodge explained years ago, the “Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine comes standard with two key fobs – red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full horsepower and torque potential of the Challenger SRT Hellcat engine; while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output.”

 

  • Six_Tymes

    Less weight? YES, super fast, OK! the silhouette looks pretty good.

  • Leconte Dave

    What was the point of the Demon then?

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      to say “F U” to the industry that they can do that

    • Infinite1

      It was built for a limited time to say that they can

  • ErnieB

    What will it be called.. Lucifer?

    • Honda NSX-R

      The Dodge Challenger Satan.

    • Infinite1

      The Dodge Callenger Legion

  • Damn if they made 797hp, it’s really crazy that anyone can buy a car that has more hp then most supercars. (Well Hellcat already done that)

  • LJ

    Dodge Challenger Hellspawn.

  • Paul

    Awesome but…what does one do with all that power on today’s roads? 😉

  • Craig

    FCA should up the hp on the Hemi powered 300C to an even 400. Just sayn’.

  • Craig

    Make it AWD and you’ll REALLY have something!

  • Bash

    Amazing teaser/clip that shows nothing new except for the 797hp. And this is coming from a mopar fan.

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