Dodge isn’t done making mountain-shaking muscle cars

Just when you thought the Dodge Challenger couldn’t get any more mental, the SRT Super Stock arrives with its chest puffed out and already claiming the title of the world’s fastest and most powerful muscle car. Wider than the SRT Hellcat Redeye and sporting fat and sticky radial tires, the Challenger SRT Super Stock upends the Redeye as the most powerful muscle car in the world. It comes with the same powerhouse engine, but output is tuned to 807 horsepower. The Super Stock joins the demented Challenger SRT Demon as the only two muscle cars with more than 800 ponies on tap.Dodge hasn’t mentioned a price tag for the Super Stock, but expect it to cost a little more than the Hellcat Redeye’s $80,190 sticker price, and order books should open summer of 2020.

Is the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock really the fastest and most powerful muscle car in the world?

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Technically, the SRT Super Stock isn’t the most powerful muscle car in the world.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has a one-horsepower edge over the SRT Super Stock.

Dodge probably did that intentionally to keep the sanctity of the Demon alive and ever-present. The difference is that the Demon was released as a limited production model that was capped at 3,000 units for the U.S. market and just 300 units for the Canadian market. The Challenger SRT Demon holds a unique place in muscle car nirvana, thus opening the door for the Challenger SRT Super Stock to lay claim to the title of the fastest and most powerful muscle car in the world.

What can we expect from the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock?

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The all-new Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock arrives in a wide-body and carries the same 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that powers the Hellcat Redeye.

But that’s where the similarities end between the two monster muscle cars. Instead of producing the same 797-horsepower output as the Redeye, Dodge squeezed an extra 10 horsepower out of the Super Stock’s supercharged V-8, resulting in an output of 807 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. You’ll notice that the Super Stock’s power figure is one horsepower shy of the SRT Demon’s 808-horsepower output (with a 91-octane fuel rating). Is it a happy coincidence or Dodge intentionally keeping the SRT Demon as its crown jewel? I’d say it’s the latter, and if that’s the case, it’s safe to say that the Super Stock could be the last new iteration of the current-generation Challenger.

Is there more to the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock than a 10-horsepower bump over the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye?

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The Challenger SRT Super Stock’s 807-horsepower output will undoubtedly catch all the headlines, and justifiably so. But there’s more to the Super Stock than the amount of power it’s packing underneath that long hood. The Super Stock’s wide-body frame hides a set of lightweight 18-inch wheels that are each wrapped in 315-section-width Nitto NT05R drag radials. These are specialized tires that are meant to help the Super Stock showcase its might in the drag strip.

At the very least, the tires, together with the drag-optimized suspension tuning that comes by way of the Bilstein adaptive dampers in Track Mode, can help the Challenger SRT Super Stock achieve a 0-to-60- mph time in just 3.5 to 3.6 seconds.

These figures are only estimates, but given the performance advantages the Super Stock has over the Hellcat Redeye, it’s not hard to imagine the former outpacing the latter’s 3.8-second, sprint-to-60-mph time by 0.2 to 0.3 seconds.

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Speaking of the suspension, Dodge used the same suspension blueprint for the Super Stock as it did in the Demon. In Track Mode, for example, the Super Stock’s front suspension is set for firm compression and soft rebound. Meanwhile, the rear suspension keeps it firm compression and rebound. This setup helps the Super Stock transfer as much load as possible to the rear, helping improve its performance capabilities, particularly in the drag strip.

Will the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock live up to the hype?

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Say what you will about Dodge’s seeming obsession with upping the performance ante of the current-generation Challenger. Has it become too much? Perhaps. But you can’t deny that the results speak for themselves. The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock will arrive soon — it will be available to order at dealers around the summertime with production set to commence in the fall — and when it does, you can expect it to dominate headlines.

Pricing estimates call for the Challenger SRT Super Stock to cost more than the $80,190 Redeye, so don’t be surprised if you end up having to spend somewhere in the $85,000 range to be able to go home with what is now the fastest and most powerful muscle car in the world not named the Demon.

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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