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.

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Teased Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Debut

BMW is finally ready to fully embrace front-wheel drive sedans.

Hyundai And Kia Settle Class Action Lawsuits Over 2.0- And 2.4-Liter GDI Engines

The settlement covers approximately 4.1 million vehicles in the United States.

Audi Grounds Their Flying Car Project

The company has suspended work on the project and is reviewing their partnership with Airbus.

Pimp Your 2020 Chrysler Pacifica With Official Red S Edition Package For $3,995

The Red S Edition package is available for 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited gas and hybrid models and focuses mostly on the interior.

Morris Commercial Teases Their Carbon Fiber-Bodied Electric Delivery Van

The upcoming model draws inspiration from the 1950’s Morris J-type van.

Buick Puts Bigger Battery Into China’s Velite 6 EV, Extends Range To 255 Miles

The new version of Buick’s EV gains an 148 HP electric motor and a 52.5 kWh battery pack, which extends its range by 68 miles.

Jeep Gladiator XMT Unveiled As A Light Tactical Military Truck

The Gladiator XMT could go into production during the second half of next year.

Hyundai Nexo And Tucson FCVs Have Racked Up Over 8.4 Million Miles In The U.S.

Despite not selling in high numbers, mainly due to the limited refueling infrastructure, the two models have covered a distance equal to 17 round-trip journeys to the surface of the Moon.

2020 Acura ILX Hits Showrooms, Retains Last Year’s $25,900 Starting Price

The 2020 ILX features available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, plus the AcuraWatch safety suite as standard.

Driver Filmed Begging Trucker Not To Dump Burning Trash That Caused Deadly California Wildfire

The man sensed the danger and begged for the trucker not to dump the burning garbage so close to a field, but to no avail.