All You Need to Know about the Dodge Challenger
Dodge Challenger is a car which is a worthy successor to previous generations of the Challenger and which continues the tradition of the great American muscle car. However, while the Challenger’s looks and performance are impressive, numerous available trim levels of the Challenger which are being offered can confuse the buyers. It’s important to know what each version of Dodge Challenger brings to the table.What kind of engine does the Dodge Challenger have?
With Dodge Challenger, you can choose among five different engines:
- 3.6-liter V6 engine - this entry-level engine churns out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.
- 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine - in addition to having two more cylinders, this engine produces 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
- 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine - this engine version produces 485 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
- Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine - this supercharged engine powers the SRT Hellcat version of the Challenger, and produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, which helps the car accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds.
- Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Demon V8 engine - this is the most powerful SRT engine in the range, producing 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque and powering the Dodge Challenger Demon.
- The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the most powerful Challenger whose 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 840 horsepower. The Demon can do a quarter-mile run in 9.65 seconds. Dodge claims the Demon will accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 2.3 seconds.
- The top speed of the Demon is 168 mph with standard tires and the speed limiter on. Without the speed limiter and with Pirelli P Zero performance tires, the Demon tops out at 203 mph. The Demon will do 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds, and it will reach its top speed in 60 seconds.
- The Demon has a larger, 2.7-liter supercharger, whereas the Hellcast has a smaller, 2.4-liter supercharger. The Demon also has a higher boost pressure of 14.5 psi as opposed to Hellcat's 11.6 psis. Stylistic differences includes a wider body kit on the Demon and lack of passenger and rear seats.
The Dodge Challenger range features as much as 17 different models, which allows anyone to pick a Challenger which best suits their needs and find the right balance between everyday use and power.