Drag Pack for 2019

Discussion in 'Challenger HellCat Forum Engine & Performance' started by SRT-Tom, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. SRT-Tom

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    Autoguide is reporting that a Drag Pack option will be available on the Challenger Hellcat for 2019. "Prototypes for the drag race-focused Hellcat have been photographed undergoing testing. The prototypes feature the narrow body of the Challenger Hellcat, but with the Air Grabber hood from the Demon. Word is the Challenger Hellcat Drag Pack will receive about 75% of the content offered on the Demon, and will also get a slight bump in output from 707 hp to around 725 hp.

    There are several components from the Demon that could be offered on a standard Hellcat to make it more appealing speed-crazy customers without adding too much extra cost. These include the aforementioned Air Grabber hood along with the sticky Nitto tires, liquid-to-air charge air cooler chiller system and perhaps even fancier items like the Torque Reserve function and TransBrake. We also hear there will be a ‘Drag Mode’ option in the UConnect system and that Drag Pack-equipped cars will have a taller final drive ratio than standard Hellcats.

    A Dodge Challenger Hellcat Drag Pack isn’t too surprising of a product. Dodge will be selling the Challenger for a few more years, so it’s wise to offer customers something new for the ageing two-door. We’ve also already seen Demon equipment trickle through the rest of the Challenger range with the Hellcat Widebody, and a Challenger Drag Pack allows Dodge to capitalize on the hype it drummed up for the Demon even more than it already has.

    The Demon-inspired Challenger Hellcat Drag Pack should make its debut sometime this year before arriving at dealers in late 2018 as 2019 model year vehicles. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available."
     
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    I have always been told that the drag pack was a total race car body less the engine. you had to put your own in it, also only ones that could buy a drag pack were owners that had NHRA driver certification. has that changed?
     
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    It appears so. The drag pack option will contain performance goodies that will not affect driveability (e.g., Demon hood, Nitto tires, air cooler chiller system, taller final drive ratio, Torque Reserve function, TransBrake and "Drag Mode" option in the UConnect system.
     
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    Exciting. Would love if it came in widebody too.
     
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    understand that the drag pack cars are not street legal. they come with NO engine and interior. and is exactly that , a drag racing car, which only can be bought if you have a NHRA license. What you want to do with it after that is strictly for the track as it will never be street legal. the VIN # dictates that.
     
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    Oh, got ya.
     

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