The next-generation Dodge Challenger will bring with it a second coming of the now iconic SRT Hellcat performance model with over 750 horsepower, Automobile Magazine reports.
The new Challenger is expected to utilize a new rear-wheel drive architecture closely related to FCA’s Giorgio RWD architecture introduced in the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. This will make it significantly lighter than the current 4,000+ lb version of the pony car, making that 750 horsepower figure all that much more meaningful.
Dodge’s V6 and V8 engine options will remain in the next-gen Challenger, according to Automobile. It’s not clear if FCA will follow in the footsteps of the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro and also offer a four-cylinder option in their next pony car, but increasingly strict emissions standards may leave them with little choice.
The new Challenger will reportedly arrive for in time for the 2019 model year. That’s quite a way’s out, so we’re expecting the Challenger to receive one last minor update before it’s replaced with an all-new model.