First released in 1970 in a bid to compete with models like the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger — with its name taken from an earlier Coronet trim — has repeatedly proven itself to be one of the all-time greatest American pony cars ever built. The Auburn Hills brand has been steadily refining the four-wheeled icon over the more than six decades since its launch, though Dodge has now unveiled the latest iteration of its high-performance-spec Challenger which it’s touting as the most powerful street-legal muscle car ever produced.
Powered by a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 that generates a whopping 807hp and 707ft-lbs of torque, the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock can clock 0-60mph runs in 3.25 seconds and fire off standing quarter-mile runs in 10.5 seconds exceeding 130mph. Essentially a street-legal turn-key drag racer, the new Challenger SRT SS comes equipped with launch control, SRT Power Chiller, real-time diagnostics, dyno, and G-Force display, and multiple engine mapping modes (including several track maps and a special “Race Cooldown” mode). Other high-performance components include Brembo brakes, a wide body kit, an all-new active suspension package with Bilstein shocks, and lightweight rims shod in Nitto drag rubber. Production is slated to begin later this summer, with deliveries scheduled for sometime later this year.
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