One of the most incredible models to ever come to the automotive market is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon which showed up with the incredible 840 horsepower and the ability to be so fast on the drag strip the NHRA had to outlaw its use because of a lack of proper safety equipment for a car that could rip off the quarter mile time as fast as the Demon. We thought we were spoiled when we first saw the Hellcat and even more so when the Demon arrived, but what happens when you consider a blend of the two?
This is the question that Dodge looked to answer recently and they appear to be on the verge of putting more of what you want in the Hellcat by borrowing some of the items the Demon uses for the drive. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is already an incredible vehicle that can easily tear off the fast laps and run harder than most other cars with its 707 horsepower under the hood, but it seems we’re going to see a Drag Pack added to this car in order to give us more of the qualities and the driving characteristics we want to enjoy on the road or at the track.
The Hellcat Drag Pack brings You More in the Dodge Challenger
The rumors surfaced that the Hellcat would receive some upgrades that include Demon parts and we’ve been looking for proof ever since. Recently spy shots have been captured that show us what we want to enjoy. The items that we can see just from the spy shots include the Air Grabber hood from the Demon that will push more air into the engine bay to make sure you can give the engine the airflow needed. The power output is expected to be increased from 707 horsepower to 725 ponies in the new Drag Pack version of the car.
This Drag Pack model is expected to make use of other hardware, but it won’t have the widebody fenders that we admire in the Demon. Other items that may make their way to the Hellcat Drag Pack model include the liquid to air charge air cooler chiller system, possibly the Torque Reserve function, and the TransBrake. There should even be a Drag Mode option added to the Uconnect system along with a taller drive ratio to make this a more exciting car to drive.
We won’t have to wait long to see if the Drag Pack offering of the Challenger Hellcat will be offered. This new version of the Dodge Challenger is expected to show itself on the market before the end of the year to make it possible for us to have the drive and the power we’d love to enjoy at the track. Will this be a version of the Challenger you want to enjoy when you schedule your track day? It could be and it will be a great way for you to leave other Hellcat models behind.