2019 Challenger

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    Here is a photo of a 2019 Challenger. The major styling difference from 2018 is the Hellcat hood and front spoiler.

    All R/Ts will have Super Track Pack now as standard equipment.

    And with two different performance handling packages available for the R/T, you can get up to 4-piston Brembo brakes and Hellcat wheels and 275 tires. All this is great for future R/T owners but not so much for Hellcat owners, whose cars lose their exterior uniqueness.

    In the interest of sales, it seems that Dodge is taking a page out of GM's book when it started putting ZR-1 'Vette bodywork on the standard models., and when higher end model bodywork started showing up on the lower trim levels of the Camaro as an optional package w/o the engine, suspension parts of the higher level model.

    I guess this is similar to what the buyers of the 2008-2010 models experienced. At that time, it was speculated that the Challenger would have a limited run, just like it did in the 70s, and that the cars would be collectible due to their scarcity. Now over 500,000 have been produced.

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    I like the hood!!!! So is that what is coming standard on them now?
     
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    Yes. This hood is standard on all the 2019 R/Ts. The SXTs will retain the 2018 twin scoop hood.
     
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    Far cry from the original ‘70-‘71 Challenger/Cuda style.

    I’ll keep my 2010 SRT
     
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    It is a little reminiscent of the one on the 1970 AAR 'Cuda.

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    That's a bit of a stretch.
    But in both cases, AAR or Hellcat/Demon,
    it looses it "Limited Run" or "Special Edition" status, if all of a specific year has the same hood & wheels.

    Maybe they need to do one of THESE ?

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    F8 AAR OE warped and all... IMG_1264.JPG
     
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    NICE :)
     
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    When wondering around a Dodge Dealer a few months ago I noted that even Durangos got SRT hoods. Look good on them, but as said, diminishes the uniqueness of real SRTs.
     
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