The iconic muscle car is waiting for a redesign in the near future and latest reports are suggesting that this could happen sometime in about two years, most likely for the 2022-year model. Therefore, we shouldn’t see more important changes before that. This clearly indicates that the 2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is about to come pretty much the same.
This is a hi-performance version of the famous pony, which comes not just with a huge amount of power, but with other upgrades as well, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. Also, there are some exclusive interior features, so we are pretty sure that Dodge engineers think that there is no need for bothering with updates at the moment when they are all occupied with the next-generation model.
- Spectacular Performances
- Spacious and comfortable cabin
- Large cargo area
- Intuitive infotainment system
- Rivals are lighter and handle better
- Not very practical for a daily drive
In terms of base design characteristics, the current generation of this muscle car seems pretty archaic. The old platform from Mercedes definitely doesn’t provide any weight savings. However, that doesn’t bother the Hellcat, as it features a huge amount of power. Still, there are numerous upgrades in terms of mechanics that help in corners, in accelerating and braking.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is an upgraded suspension. The 2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will continue in the same way, which means that you can count on the same three-level adjustable Bilstein dampers. Also, you can count on Brembo brakes and several other upgrades.
In terms of the styling, there are some upgrades, in terms of the bodywork, bigger wheels, etc. Still, it sticks closely to the Challengers famous look, which genuinely resembles vintage muscle cars from five decades ago. We have no doubt that the 2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will continue in the same way, but don’t be surprised if you see a couple of minor updates, such as new color options and similar things.
The 2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat shouldn’t feature more important changes on the inside either. Compared to standard models, there is a fine amount of exclusive features, starting from performance seats, unique color schemes and trimming, sporty steering wheel and more.
Of course, you can count on all those benefits that standard models bring. This primarily refers to a high level of overall comfort and convenience. The Challenger is far more spacious than its rivals, Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, both in terms of rear-seat legroom and cargo capacity.
Also, keep in mind that, typical for FCA models, the Challenger also features a very intuitive and functional infotainment system, as well as several other great tech goodies.
2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Engine
The engine is definitely the most interesting part of this car. It comes with a large 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine, which has been updated recently and now delivers an even more impressive amount of power. You can count on impressive 717 horsepower, which is enough to move this pretty heavy car in just 3.5 seconds.
A great thing is that you can choose either manual or automatic transmission, according to your preferences. Top speed goes close to 200 mph. Still, that’s not all. There is even more powerful version in the offer, known as the Hellcat Redeye, with a max output of monstrous 797 horsepower and even more spectacular performances.
Considering that the new Shelby GT500 is about to come next year, don’t be surprised if you see another slight boost in the future.
2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Release Date and Price
The 2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will probably represent the last year model of the current generation. Therefore, we expect from it to come in a typical time of a year, sometime late in 2020. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect any notable changes. The current model starts at around $68,000.