2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Debuts As Bit Of Demon, Lot Of Redeye
The 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock is the latest Dodge drag racing machine
The 807-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is the world’s fastest and most powerful Muscle Car
• The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is powered by the same supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® high-performance V8 that powers the SRT Hellcat Redeye, but has a revised powertrain calibration that increases horsepower to 807 horsepower.
• Challenger SRT Super Stock is the fastest and most powerful muscle car in the world:
0 to 60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration of 3.25 seconds
o Elapsed quarter-mile time of 10.5 seconds at 131 mph
o Maximum speed of 168 mph (with limited tires)
• Widebody comes standard on the Challenger SRT Super Stock, making room for larger wheels and standard drag radials and adding 3.5 inches of total width to the vehicle
• The Challenger SRT Super Stock is fitted with standard 18 inch by 11 inch light wheels in low gloss granite finish, on sticky drag radials 315 / 40R18 Nitto NT05R at all four corners
• Challenger SRT Super Stock includes lightweight all-aluminum Brembo four-piston brake calipers and 14.2-inch ventilated discs
• Asymmetrical limited slip differential optimized for performance with 3.09 final drive
• Track mode in SRT driving modes on the SRT Super Stock activates a revised shock setting for drag radials
• Dealer orders are expected to open for the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock this summer and production will begin at the assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario this fall. Deliveries to Dodge // SRT dealers scheduled to begin later this year
July 2, 2020, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge // SRT flexes its muscles and redoubles its commitment to drag racing, presenting the new Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock 2020, the fastest and most powerful muscle car in the world.
“I swore we would never build another demon and we would not,” said Tim Kuniskis, global head of Alfa Romeo and head of passenger cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – America North. “But I also said that every Hellcat and Redeye Challenger comes with an implied commitment to defend the brand and that the new Challenger SRT Super Stock is designed to do just that.”
The drag racing spirit and quarter-mile crushing of the 2018 limited-edition Dodge Challenger SRT Demon continues through the 2020 Super Stock Challenger SRT, powered by the same high-performance HEMI® V8 engine The 6.2-liter supercharged engine that currently powers the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, paired with the eight-speed TorqueFlite 8HP90 automatic transmission.
With a revised powertrain calibration that increases the waypoint from 6,300 rpm to 6,400 rpm, the Challenger SRT Super Stock delivers 807 horsepower on pump gas, an increase of 10 horsepower over at SRT Hellcat Redeye standard and 707 lb-ft. of couple.
In addition to the new powertrain calibration, the Challenger SRT Super Stock is built on a standard Widebody and features new suspension, standard Brembo brakes and a radial wheel and drag combination designed to provide customers with better hangs offline.
Standard features of SRT Super Stock include:
• 18-inch by 11-inch light wheels in low-gloss granite finish, on sticky radials 315 / 40R18 Nitto NT05R at all four corners
• Brembo lightweight all-aluminum four-piston brake calipers and 14.2-inch ventilated discs
• Asymmetrical limited slip differential optimized for performance with a final drive ratio of 3.09
“Ask anyone who has ever driven a street car with low profile performance tires, then back to back on drag radials with an increased sidewall, and they will tell you that the difference is making a difference,” added Kuniskis. . “The SRT Super Stock pack allows the Challenger Redeye to pitch harder and pick up three car lengths in the quarter mile.”
• Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph of 3.25 seconds
• Elapsed quarter-mile time of 10.5 seconds at 131 mph
• Maximum speed of 168 mph (limited tires)
The Challenger SRT Super Stock is not limited in production and will remain the ultimate Dodge drag racing model in the 2021 model year.
Dealer orders for the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock are expected to open this summer and production will begin at the Brampton, Ontario assembly plant this fall. They are expected to arrive at Dodge // SRT dealers later this year.
SRT Super Stock goes stealthily
The Challenger SRT Super Stock gets its name from the “Super Stock” vehicle category in drag racing. It is defined by vehicles that may look like ordinary passenger vehicles, but they are highly modified racing cars.
The same can be said for the Challenger SRT Super Stock. Although it may look like an ordinary Challenger without a special “Super Stock” badge, it contains the most powerful punch in the Challenger range, falling on the Dodge motto, “if you know, you know”. The gift to identify the SRT Super Stock: the 18 inch by 11 inch wheels with a Granite Low Gloss finish, overlapping massive and sticky 315 / 40R18 Nitto NT05R radials at the four corners.
Drag-based driving modes
The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock gives the driver the ability to configure the maximum performance and precision of the trail to cover the quarter-mile as quickly as possible. To do this, it combines the best of mechanical and electronic adjustment to provide maximum launch grip while maintaining precise directional control.
Bilstein’s adaptive high-performance damping suspension (ADS) with the unique adjustment of the Challenger SRT Super Stock helps transfer as much weight as possible to the rear tires at launch for maximum traction.
Driving mode settings for the Challenger SRT Super Stock include Auto (Street) mode, which defines the Bilstein ADS for comfortable driving with consistent driving, Sport mode, Track mode and Custom mode, which allows the driver to choose between Auto, Sport and Track configurations for transmission, steering wheel paddles, traction, suspension and steering.
When Track mode is activated on the Challenger SRT Super Stock, the front Bilstein shock absorbers are adjusted for firm compression and soft rebound damping, while the rear Bilstein shock absorbers are adjusted for firm compression and firm rebound damping. This configuration is retained as long as the car is operating at full speed. When the driver moves the accelerator back, the system switches to gentle compression and firm rebound, front and rear, for better handling.
In track mode, the traction control system is disabled to allow the rear wheels to skate for a burnout, but the electronic stability control system remains engaged to assist the driver with straight line performance.
Track mode options:
• Eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission performs calibration optimized for acceleration
• Electronic stability control is optimized for straight line acceleration
• Suspension calibration switches to firm compression at the rear and firm compression and soft rebound at the front
• The paddles on the steering wheel are activated
• Steering is set to Drag mode for high speed stability
• Cab cooling diverted to SRT Power Chiller ™
• The torque converter locking point is increased in slide mode
Auto (street) mode options:
• The engine output level is defined according to the key (red or black) of the Challenger
o If the red button is present, the power level can be adjusted according to customer preferences
• Transmission, suspension and steering by default in Auto mode (street)
• Customers can set suspension and steering preference
• Electronic stability control is set to full by default
• Steering wheel paddles can be activated or deactivated according to customer preferences
• Eco mode is only available in Auto mode
Custom mode options:
• Almost any combination of options available in Auto (Street) or Track mode can be configured in Custom mode. For example, a driver could select Track mode items related to engine and transmission performance, but could select Sport mode for suspension and steering
Standard slip technology on all Challenger SRT Super Stock models
The Challenger SRT Super Stock is loaded with drag-specific components and technologies to deliver quick launches when the Christmas tree turns green. Features include:
• Launch Assist – Launched on the Challenger SRT Demon as a factory production car, Launch Assist helps solve one of the biggest challenges in cleaning up launches and transmission integrity – the wheel jump, which produced when tires slip quickly and regain traction at launch, quickly store and release energy in the transmission. These high torque peaks can quickly and severely damage the drive train components and, until now, the only solution has been to withdraw from the accelerator. The wheel speed sensors monitor for signs that the tires are slipping / sticking. If a jump is detected, the engine control module momentarily reduces torque to maximize traction almost instantly – without the driver having to lift the throttle. Launch assistance reduces the loads in the kinematic chain of the wheel jump by up to 20%
• Launch Control – Maintains the engine at optimal launch speed and waits for the driver to release the brake. Launch Control then uses engine torque management to optimize wheel spin for maximum acceleration
• Line lockout – Engages the front brakes to keep the Challenger stationary, but leaves the rear wheels free for scorching to heat and clean the rear tires. The system will also allow the driver to perform a controlled burnout and can engage up to 200 turns of the rear wheel.
• Torque reserve – becomes active once the engine speed exceeds 950 rpm. The system closes the bypass valve, “pre-fills” the intake with boost, manages the fuel flow to the cylinders and manages the spark timing to balance engine speed and torque
• Race Cooldown – Also an industry first, minimizes the effects of heat, allowing the engine to remain at an optimal operating temperature. When the engine stops, the Race Cooldown function keeps the engine cooling fan and the low temperature circuit cooling pump running to lower the temperature of the supercharger / charge air cooler. The driver can monitor the temperature of the compressor coolant on the SRT performance pages on the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen and know in real time when the compressor is at the optimum temperature for another race. Race cooldown was first presented on the Challenger SRT Demon in 2018 and became standard on the Challenger SRT Hellcat models in 2019
• SRT Performance Pages – Bring critical vehicle performance data to the driver’s fingertips, including a real-time dynamic graph, g-force heat map and much more
• SRT Power Chiller ™ – This innovative and award-winning feature is standard on the Challenger SRT Super Stock and SRT Hellcat Redeye, diverting the refrigerant from the air conditioning of the interior cabin to a cooler mounted by the cooling pump of the low temperature circuit. The charged air coolant, after being cooled by the ambient air passing through a low temperature radiator at the front of the vehicle, circulates through the cooling unit, where it is still cooled. The refrigerated coolant then flows to the compressor heat exchangers. By further lowering the temperature of the intake air, the results correspond to an improvement in performance.
Thirteen different Dodge // SRT colors available in the Challenger range
Dodge Challenger customers have a wide range 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:
• F8 green
• Go Mango
• Indigo blue
• Octane red
• Pitch Black
• Sinamon stick
• Smoke show
• Triple nickel
• White hock
Available interior colors:
• Black / Caramel (not available on SRT Super Stock)
• Black / Ruby Red (not available on SRT Super Stock)
• Demonic red
Dodge // SRT
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has perpetuated the spirit of the John and Horace Dodge brothers. Their influence continues today as Dodge proudly offers a full line of performance vehicles that stand out in their own segments. For 2020, Dodge is literally expanding its range of high-performance loader models, adding a Widebody exterior to the only four-door sports car in the United States. The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat maintains its reign as the world’s most powerful and fastest production sedan.
The 2020 Dodge lineup also includes the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Challenger R / T Scat Pack Widebody and the 2020 Challenger R / T Scat Pack 1320. The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT, SRT Durango SRT , the fastest, most powerful SRT and the most efficient American three-row SUV, completes the brand’s performance range. These visceral performance models join a range of 2020 brands which includes the Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger.
In June 2020, Dodge was named “# 1 Brand in Initial Quality”, making it the first national brand to rank # 1 in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (IQS). Dodge is part of the portfolio of brands offered by the global car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information on FCA (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.