The potent pony car has just started shipping out to dealers in the US.
The super-potent follow-up to Dodge's 840-horsepower drag racing phenom, the Challenger SRT Demon, is here at last; the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock has started landing on dealer lots across the US. At 807 horsepower, it's the most powerful pony car on sale today, besting the new 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang by nearly 50 hp and trumping Chevrolet's lightning-quick ZL1 by almost 160 hp. It's also just 1 hp shy of the SRT Demon's power rating on pump gas.
But that's not all the Super Stock shares in common with the discontinued Demon. It also benefits from that car's flared-fender widebody look, 18-inch wheels, factory drag radial tires, Power Chiller, and a suspension setup meant to maximize straight-line speed. Sadly, it misses out on the Demon's Transbrake and Torque Reserve.
The net effect of all that is a pony car that sprints to 60 mph in just 3.25 seconds, according to Dodge, completing the quarter-mile in just 10.5 seconds. That's not as expedient as the Demon's otherworldly 2.3-second 0-to-60 mph and 9.65-second quarter-mile, but Dodge quoted those figures for an SRT Demon with 100-octane race fuel in the tank and skinny tires up front.
Plus, there's one big, massively important thing the Super Stock can claim that the Demon couldn't: production volume isn't capped at a certain number of cars. For the next year or so, however many SRT Super Stocks Dodge can sell is, in theory, the number that will be built. That ought to keep dealer price-gouging within the realm of reason, and it decreases the chances of collectors buying the car just to keep it tucked away in the garage, waiting for appreciation to set in.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock has an MSRP of $79,595 - just $3,000 more than the SRT Hellcat Redeye, and around $5,000 less than the SRT Demon cost - or should have cost, if not for the scores of dealers asking literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for the limited-run road-legal drag racer. Keep an eye out for it at a Dodge dealer near you.