When the Dodge Demon wrapped up production in 2018, the Challenger lineup was left with a bit of a power vacuum. After all, replacing the quickest and most powerful production muscle car the world has ever seen is no easy task. So instead of accomplishing this with one model, FCA offered up two of them: the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, and the 2019 Dodge Challenger 1320 Edition. Both of these machines borrow hardware from the limited-run Challenger Demon, and both specialize in different performance areas.
The $69,650 Challenger Hellcat Redeye offers up an astronomical 797 horsepower right out of the box, largely thanks to a de-tuned version of the Demon’s 808 horsepower supercharged V8 engine (840 hp on race gas). It also features the eight-speed automatic from the Demon, and driveline software including the line lock and launch control. It’s currently the most powerful muscle car on sale today. However, it’s not nearly as rare as the Challenger 1320 Edition, despite costing much more.
According to MoparInsiders, FCA produced only 1,054 1320 Edition Challengers, with 232 of them coming in Pitch Black – the most popular color. Just a single one was painted Billet, and the same goes for one painted Yellow Jacket. Moreover, a scant 28 of them were built for the Canadian market, with the other 1,026 allocated to the USA.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger 1320 Edition is more track focused than the rest of the current lineup, utilizing more Dodge Demon hardware than the Hellcat Redeye. To put it another way, the Challenger 1320 is practically a Demon, but with a far more approachable 485 horsepower.
The $3,995 package is largely based on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, but adds the Demon’s adaptive dampers and launch-friendly suspension setup, the Demon’s transmission brake, as well as the line lock calibration. Like the Demon, only the driver’s seat is standard equipment, but adding the whole set of them costs a hilarious $2. The Demon Crate, however, is not offered. The go-fast kit for the Dodge Demon offered skinny front wheels, as well as the necessary tools to mount them once the driver arrived to the drag strip. Regardless, the Challenger 1320 Edition comes with a set of Nexen N’Fera SUR4G Drag Spec tires, sized 275/40R-20 with a treadwear rating of just 100.
The Challenger 1320 started at $46,080. The Demon isn’t coming back.