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2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Images Show 60s Muscle Car Influence

When the modern-era Dodge Challenger was presented to consumers a decade ago, the tribute it paid to its past proved a temporary add-on; the retro style elements disappeared when that first generation was replaced. 10 years on, the model is still part of the automaker’s catalogue and it even includes a number of variants that aim to please a wide range of tastes and budgets. Check out our recent review of the 2018 Challenger GT with all-wheel drive!

There’s a Challenger that fits your preferences, whether you want to cruise along in a striking-looking car or tear up the asphalt whenever the occasion presents itself. From the 3.6L Pentastar V6 to the Hellcat’s monster engine, you can simply pick your weapon.

We now have some first images to do with the 2019 edition of the SRT Hellcat. For the moment, very little else is being shared by the automaker. But the images do tell us the new version will get a hood that pays explicit tribute to muscle cars of the golden age, without which the Challenger would have had the opportunity to  be reborn.

Namely, the new hood features dual openings such as you would have seen on 60s and early-70s era performance cars. And if you think these are just ornamental in nature, think again. Dodge explains that the air ducts will deliver more air to the engine’s fuel intake.

A gain in power for an engine that already delivers 707 hp? Perish the thought. For the moment, though, no details are forthcoming from the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) division. The company added only that more information would be forthcoming during the coming summer.  

Patience, patience...

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2019
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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2019