Here’s what we know so far concerning the refreshed Hellcat.
Before this week, FCA acquired a small scare when a worker attack stopped production of the firm’s large models, including the Hellcats. Fortunately, Dodge has quelled any fears we may get rid of the Hellcat, by teasing the new 2019 model. Dodge has already said the Demon will not continue in 2019, but it is nice to know the Hellcat is safe for at least another year. The teaser does not show much, however, it will give us a glance in the Hellcat’s new dual-snorkel hood, which is completely operational and harkens to the firm’s past.
The brand new hood pays homage to the firm’s muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s, but with a contemporary interpretation to give maximum airflow to the supercharged V8 engine. Dodge did not release any other info regarding the vehicle, but we’ll see that the 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat sometime this past summer. The 2019 Hellcat is supposed to have an optional Drag Bundle, which would increase electricity from 707 into 725 hp. The Pack is rumored to add Nitto tires, a torque reserve function, and TransBrake, including up to roughly 75% of the Demon’s content. It will be intriguing to realize how much longer Dodge continues to roll Challengers and Chargers, that can be predicated on an aging Mercedes chassis.
A new Charger and Challenger are supposed to embrace the Alfa Romeo Giorgio Platform, however it seems like we will not see them until at least 2020 or later. Interestingly, Dodge’s teaser only shows us a Challenger Hellcat, therefore we’ll have to wait to see if the Charger Hellcat are also getting a refresh for 2019.