The 2021 Dodge Challenger Super Stock Means Business
Dodge released the Challenger Demon back in 2018, and the automaker vowed that it would be a limited run — meaning only a small number of gearheads were able to get behind the wheel of one. In the years that followed, Dodge also offered the Challenger Redeye trim, a trim that was close in performance stats, but no Demon either. Now, the automaker announced the debut of its 2021 Challenger Super Stock — bringing the model one step closer to the incredible prowess of the 2018 Challenger Demon.
Like is customary, it’s all in the name when it comes to the Dodge Challenger trims, and the Super Stock is no exception. Those who aren’t into drag racing, or aren’t racing fans in general, might be wondering why a vehicle this wild would bear a name such as “Super Stock.” As experts explain it, the answer to the nomenclature lies in the class systems that help establish the parameters of different races so cars can go head-to-head on mostly equal terms. Given its qualifications, the 2021 Dodge Challenger Super Stock is aptly named after the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) class that it belongs to.
Although the 2021 Dodge Challenger Super Stock isn’t powered by the same engine that powered the Demon in 2018, it does feature plenty of modifications that securely set it apart from the Challenger Hellcat Redeye that it’s based on. The Challenger Super Stock has a total of 807 horsepower — 33 less than the Demon, but that much power alone isn’t enough to push the car to its advertised 0-to-60-mph time of 3.2 seconds. Other features helping round out the Super Stock’s efforts include standard 18-inch wheels, an adjusted drivetrain — including changes to the limited-slip rear differential and the eight-speed automatic transmission — all working in tandem to make the Challenger Super Stock a better vehicle.
One thing the Super Stock does have in common with the Demon? The same Nitto NT05R drag radial tires known for their sticky rubber. The changes to the drivetrain come as a result of these tires, as the alterations help the vehicle take advantage of the extra grip. Like other Challenger iterations of the past, the 2021 Challenger Super Stock also offers the Line Lock feature, making burnouts easy, and warming up tires a breeze. Another cool on board feature is the Power Reserve feature, which actively pre-pressurizes the engine’s intake manifold, allowing the vehicle to form an immediate response before swiftly taking off. The 2021 Dodge Challenger Super Stock has a top speed of 168 mph.
“I swore that we’d never build another Demon and we won’t. But I also said that every Challenger Hellcat and Redeye comes with an unspoken commitment to uphold the brand and the new Challenger SRT Super Stock is engineered to do just that,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, FCA — North America. The best part about this latest announcement from Dodge is that the Challenger Super Stock is not a limited-run vehicle. Order books open this summer, with the official arrival to dealer lots sometime in the fall (2020).
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