Later this year, after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Brampton Assembly plant assembles the last of its 3,300 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon cars, its spirit will reportedly live on in the new Dodge Challenger SRT Drag Pack. The new model, which will draw on FCA’s lauded, 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 for power and eschew the Demon’s aggressive widebody kit, is expected nonetheless to recycle a majority of the SRT Demon’s unique parts content. In fact, a report from earlier this year suggested that it could receive up to 75% of the Demon’s distinguishing parts.
Not too shabby.
Now, the forthcoming 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Drag Pack has been spied in public without camouflage, rocking the Demon’s in-your-face “Air Grabber” hood. It’s expected that the new model could also get the Demon’s high-performance Nitto tires, liquid-to-air intercooler, Torque Reserve, and TransBrake, while horsepower might receive a modest bump from 707 to 725. You can see the spy photos on the Motor1 website.
According to that outlet, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Drag Pack might feature a “Drag Mode” in its Uconnect infotainment system, allowing drivers to control settings that might prove useful at the drag strip and, we’d imagine, to keep tabs on various metrics like fluid temperatures, tire air pressures, air-to-fuel ratios, and the like.
Fiat Chrysler has confirmed that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will go away after this year, returning the mantle of “most powerful current production FCA vehicle” to the Hellcat. All those speed-hungry customers who were never quite able to lock down an SRT Demon will surely be looking for something else to satisfy their itch, and in that regard, the Challenger SRT Drag Pack could deliver – lest FCA lose those potential buyers to the 2020 Shelby GT500.
Be sure to check out the latest Drag Pack spy photos at Motor1.com.