The current Dodge Challenger, which launched in 2008, has been proving itself to remain as one of the most relevant and be the second best-selling sports car after the Ford Mustang. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as the parent company has stated boldly that the technology used in the Challenger platform will need to move forward and are no longer allowed to be exist by the 2020. They specifically hinted about the electrification of the car to achieve a Challenger’s high level version of performance. Aside from that massive re-modification, as the concept models are going to drop soon to tease the purchasers, here are several details of the upgraded 2021 Dodge Challenger.
The New Dodge Challenger Says Four-cylinder Engine No More
The current model of Dodge Challenger is equipped with four gasoline and V-6 engines that have 3.6-liter Pentastar. This is the base model that can deliver 268 pound-feet and 305 horsepower. The more sophisticated one has V-8 engines and 5.7 liters Pentastar, which produce 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
The remodeled 2021 Dodge Challenger however, will be boosted by 6.4-liter Chrysler Hemi V-8 engine. It could perform at 485 horsepower. The next leveled up model, which is the supercharged, comes with 6.8-liter V-8 engine that generated about 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of twist. The Demon though, a model which cannot possibly be legal on street, is pumped to 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque thank to the 6.2-liter unit.
Engine Specs to be expected
While the 2021 Dodge Challenger model is still speculated between the sport cars enthusiasts, one thing can be definitely predicted: it will be and should be lighter. With the current old-fashioned Daimler-Benz which makes the vehicle weight more than 4000 pounds, FCA will likely to drop the platform. Compared to its competitors, Mustang for example only weighs about 3800 pounds while Camaro weighs in 3760 pounds, like it or not, FCA is forced to use lighter materials.
FCA will probably drop a V-6 engine for the base model and the V-8 instead of twin-turbo V-6 for the models with higher range model. With the V-6 the vehicle could perform up to 400 horsepower and the upgraded electric motor could boost the performance up to 600 horsepower.
The Release Date and Estimated Price
While the Ford has already stated that next generation of Mustang will be dropped in 2020, it seems like Dodge Challenger won’t be following its path so soon. 2021 Dodge Challenger will most likely drop its concept car and production model soon, the mass production and sale will probably arrive by 2022.
Finally, the price of 2021 Dodge Challenger is expected to be within the range of $28,000 to $61,000. Considered that the FCA offers various modifications, improvement in color department, and a lot of additional goods, it might be a good investment. Not to mention the company’s commitment to opt for best latest interior design and products that the buyers will enjoy the useful and fantastic advancements in numerous different aspects.