The Charger in this stunning package is a limited edition model

If there’s anything sexier than a Dodge Charger, it is a Dodge Charger equipped with even more fierce-looking equipment. Earlier this week, Dodge announced the 2019 Charger SRT HellcatOctane Edition that is available in two shades - Pitch Black and White Knuckle. My favorite, of course, being the darker one. The Octane Edition is purely cosmetic and does not add any extra power to the beast. But, when you have over 700 ponies under the hood, you don’t really need to tweak the car mechanically.

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Dodge has been making frequent additions to the Charger’s lineup since late 2018. First it added the stripe packages in October 2018, then went on to launch the Satin Black Appearance Package in March 2019, and now, there’s the Octane Edition. It finally looks like Dodge has come to the realization that the Charger is too long in the tooth. At a time where cars change generations every three or four years, Dodge has managed to stretch the current-gen Charger for almost eight years now.

What They Had To Say

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Tom Sacoman, Director of Product for passenger car brands, FCA, said, “In the world of muscle cars, limited editions are valued by enthusiasts for their uniqueness and collectability, both today and in the future. The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Octane Edition is the newest factory-custom model designed for our performance customers who want to stand apart from the pack.”

What makes the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition special

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The Octane Edition brings about a lot of aesthetic changes.

For starters, a lot of body parts and elements are painted in black. This includes the front grille, boot lid, spoiler, and badges. The most noticeable change is the pair of Satin Black center stripes that run across the car complete with Octane Red accents. My favorite change here is the new set of borrowed from the Challenger R/T Scat pack 1320. These black-painted, 20-inch aluminum forged wheels come with knurling on the beat area to minimize the chances of the tires slipping when you are attempting a burn out. Complementing these wheels are the Brembo brakes equipped with red six-piston calipers in front, and four-piston calipers for the rear wheels.

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Things get interesting on the inside of the 2019 Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition. Dodge has plonked SRT Performance Seats with this edition, making it the first time a Charger is on sale with these seats. The seats come with red accent stitching, as well as black and white houndstooth inserts. The rest of the interior is finished in gloss black, while the red seatbelts break the monotony.

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Talking about the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, it is the top-trim that comes with all the bells and whistles that Dodge has to offer. In the standard model, it comes with a new performance grille as seen on the Scat Pack along with features like Launch Assist, Line Lock, After-Run Chiller, and Torque Reserve. There is literally nothing new on the inside. As for the optional equipment list, Dodge offers the Satin black hood, the Alcantara interior, and Brass Monkey 20-inch wheels. All these features are exclusive to the Hellcat trim.

The cabin is loaded with stuff like an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and driver-centric features such as Drag mode, transbrake, active suspension, etc. Other features include -

  • Keyless Entry
  • Parking Sensors
  • Backup Camera
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Power Driver’s Seat
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The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes packed with a 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 Hemi engine under the hood.

It develops a mammoth 707 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via the same eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission system and paddle shifters. The SRT Hellcat can zoom from a naught to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds flat! The active dampers allows the driver to select different suspension tuning with Auto, Sport, and Track modes. These specs coupled with the monstrous engine are enough to leave you dazed for a long time after your drive.

Final Thoughts

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Dodge has termed this as a Limited Edition Package and has priced it at $1,495. Given the kind of editions Dodge has offered, I believe this is a stellar deal and you must go for it if you’re planning to buy the Dodge Charger Hellcat. With this package, the price of Charger Hellcat has increased from $68,740 to $70,235. Dodge enthusiasts would but the car in a second even if the package was priced 10 times higher. That’s the kind of loyal fan-base Dodge has managed to make over the years. And, considering that, this sanely priced package should move off the floors in no time. What are your thoughts on the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat drivetrain specifications
Engine 6.2-LITER HEMI HELLCAT V-8 SUPERCHARGED
Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement 376 cu. in. (6,166 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 4.09 x 3.58 (103.9 x 90.9)
Valve System Pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves with sodium-filled exhaust valves and hollow stem intake valves, 16 conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller tips
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, unique aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Power (SAE J2723) 707 hp (527 kW) at 6,000 rpm
Torque (SAE J2723) 650 lb.-ft. (881 N•m) at 4,800 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,200 rpm (electronically limited)
EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/hwy) 13/22

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Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition rolls with “blacked-out” look, loaded with unique combination of equipment and trim, some features not previously available on Charger SRT Hellcat
Buyers can choose either Pitch Black or White Knuckle exterior colors, featuring full-length Satin Black center stripe with Octane Red accent tracers on each edge
Available for a limited time, the Charger Octane Edition is available at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,495; dealer orders are open now
2019 Dodge Charger Octane Edition will start arriving in dealerships in fall 2019

June 4, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The legendary story of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world, continues to grow with the arrival of the limited-edition 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition.

“In the world of muscle cars, limited editions are valued by enthusiasts for their uniqueness and collectability, both today and in the future,” said Tom Sacoman, Director of Product, Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA US LLC. “The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition is the newest factory-custom model designed for our performance customers who want to stand apart from the pack.”

Available to order now at Dodge//SRT dealers, the Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition is a unique combination of equipment and trim, including some features not previously available on the 707-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 powered sedan.

A key visual clue to the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition is the “blacked-out” theme inside and out. Available with either Pitch Black or White Knuckle exterior paint, the Octane Edition package includes:

Full-length Satin Black center stripe with Octane Red accent tracers on each edge
Complete black exterior badging, including the grille, decklid and fender badges
Satin Black decklid spoiler
20 x 9.5-inch aluminum-forged Cross Brace wheels, painted Low-gloss Black, adopted from the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The Cross Brace wheels include knurled bead seats to minimize tire slip on the wheel under extreme acceleration
Brembo brake package (six-piston front calipers/four-piston rear) with unique Octane Red paint color
For the first time on a Charger SRT Hellcat, the Octane Edition features SRT Performance seats with Houndstooth insert, SRT Hellcat logo stitched into the seat back and red accent stitching
Red interior stitching throughout the cabin
Black-on-black SRT Hellcat instrument panel badge
Red seat belts
Gloss black interior accents and Dark Brushed II instrument panel and console bezels

The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition is a turnkey appearance package and carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,495. It is available for dealer orders now through the end of the model year only, and will start arriving in dealerships in fall 2019.

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