Dodge//SRT is flexing its muscle and doubling down on its commitment to drag racing, introducing the new 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car.
"I swore that we'd never build another Demon and we won't," said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA - North America. "But I also said that every Challenger Hellcat and Redeye comes with an unspoken commitment to uphold the brand and the new Challenger SRT Super Stock is engineered to do just that."
The drag-racing, quarter-mile-crushing spirit of the limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon lives on through the 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock, which is powered by the same supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® high-output V-8 engine that also currently powers the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, paired with the TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.
Featuring a revised powertrain calibration that increases the shift point from 6,300 rpm to 6,400 rpm, the Challenger SRT Super Stock delivers a power output of 807 horsepower on pump gas, a 10-horsepower boost over the standard SRT Hellcat Redeye, and 707 lb.-ft. of torque.
In addition to the new powertrain calibration, the Challenger SRT Super Stock is built on a standard Widebody and features a new suspension, standard Brembo brakes, and a wheel and drag radial combination designed to give customers better hook off the line.
Standard SRT Super Stock features include:
"Ask anyone who has ever driven a street car on low-profile performance tires and then back to back on drag radials with increased sidewall, and they will tell you the difference is game-changing," Kuniskis added. "The SRT Super Stock package allows the Challenger Redeye to launch harder and pick-up three car lengths in the quarter-mile."
The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is not limited in production and will continue as the ultimate Dodge drag-racing model in the 2021 model year.
Dealer orders for the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock are scheduled to open in summer 2020 with production starting at Brampton (Ont.) Assembly Plant in fall. They are scheduled to start arriving in Dodge//SRT dealerships late 2020.
SRT Super Stock goes stealth
The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock gets its name from the "Super Stock" class of vehicle in drag racing. It's defined by vehicles that may look like ordinary passenger vehicles, but they are highly modified race cars.
The same can be said for the Challenger SRT Super Stock. While it may look like an ordinary Challenger with no special "Super Stock" badging, it packs the most powerful punch of the Challenger lineup, falling back on the Dodge motto, "if you know, you know." The giveaway to identifying the SRT Super Stock: the 18-inch-by-11-inch wheels with a Low Gloss Granite finish, riding on massive, sticky 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials at all four corners.
Drag-focused drive modes
The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock gives the driver the ability to set up maximum drag strip performance and precision to cover the quarter mile as quickly as possible. To do this, it combines the best of both mechanical and electronic tuning to deliver maximum launch grip while still maintaining precision directional control.
The Challenger SRT Super Stock's uniquely tuned Bilstein high-performance Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS) helps to shift as much weight as possible to the rear tires at launch for maximum traction.
The drive mode settings on the Challenger SRT Super Stock include Auto (Street) mode, which sets the Bilstein ADS for comfortable ride with compliant handling, Sport mode, Track mode and Custom mode, which lets the driver select between Auto, Sport and Track mode configurations for the transmission, paddle shifters, traction, suspension and steering.
When Track mode is activated on the Challenger SRT Super Stock, the front Bilstein shocks are set for firm compression and soft rebound damping, while the rear Bilstein shocks are set for firm compression and firm rebound damping. That configuration is maintained as long as the car runs at wide open throttle. When the driver backs off the gas pedal, the system switches to soft compression and firm rebound, front and rear, for improved handling.
During Track mode, the traction control system is disabled to enable the rear wheels to spin for a burnout, but the electronic stability control system remains engaged to help the driver with straight-line performance.
Track mode options:
Auto (Street) mode options:
Custom mode options:
Drag technology standard on all Challenger SRT Super Stock models
The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is loaded with standard drag-specific components and technologies to deliver quick launches when the Christmas tree goes green. Features include:
Thirteen different distinct Dodge//SRT colors available across Challenger lineup
Dodge Challenger customers have a wide array of exterior colors and stripes from which they can choose to customize their muscle car. Thirteen different exterior colors and a wide variety of interior trim selections include:
Available Interior Colors: