Dodge Challenger fires up the horsepower

Back and more powerful than ever for 2018, the Dodge Challenger has the strongest model lineup in its history, ranging from the 305-horsepower V-6 SXT model to the high-octane powered 840-horsepower SRT Demon, and including Challenger GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker, T/A, SRT 392, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Widebody models in between.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT, with its powerful and fuel-efficient Pentastar V-6 engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, delivers 305 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway. The world's first and only all-wheel-drive muscle coupe, the Challenger GT provides muscle car enthusiasts year-round driving confidence and, for 2018, offers new 19-inch aluminum wheels with painted pockets.

The Dodge Challenger R/T features the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with up to 375 horsepower. Challenger R/T Scat Pack, 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 models are powered by the 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 and can be paired with either the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The 6.4-liter, 392-cubic-inch HEMI delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. The SRT 392 model features adaptive damping suspension, SRT Drive Modes and optional Brass Monkey wheels.

The 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat adds new grille and fender badges, newly illuminated Air-Catcher headlamps with Hellcat logo, a new Matte Vapor wheel finish option, a new dual gunmetal stripe option, optional black, orange and gunmetal Brembo brake calipers, new Demonic Red Laguna seating and a new red IP badge for 2018.

Dodge also builds on its 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat by adding a new Widebody model for the 2018 model year. Powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, the Dodge Challenger SRT Widebody model boasts fender flares, new 20 x 11-inch aluminum wheels, 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires and electric power steering with selectable steering modes.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon joins the Dodge//SRT lineup as the fastest quarter-mile production car in the world and most powerful muscle car ever, powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Demon V-8 engine. Armed with a functional Air-Grabber™ hood scoop and dedicated drag racing features, such as Torque Reserve, Launch Assist, Line Lock and street-legal Nitto drag radials, the SRT Demon is built to be an elite performance machine highly capable on the street, absolutely dominating at the drag strip.

The interior design features a 1971-inspired high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel available in 15 different exterior colors and a wide variety of interior trim selections.


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