With the debut of the 2021 Challenger SRT Super Stock, Dodge has reseated themselves atop the hierarchy of ¼ mile-bashing muscle cars. While this answer to Ford’s Shelby GT500 is specifically not a Dodge Demon knock-off by design, the new muscle car was designed with some tricks borrowed from the Mopar King. Now though, we have our first video evidence of the Super Stock in action.
The short video by Dodge mostly shows off the car’s aggressive styling, which is almost indistinguishable from the Hellcat Redeye. Dodge didn’t want to make the SRT Super Stock a flashy item, and instead opted for more “subdued” tweaks. Keen eyed viewers will notice that the SRT Super Stock rides on the same wheel and tire combo as the unholy Demon, which is the only way to visually identify the car from the exterior.Towards the end of the short clip however, the Challenger is brought to life for some typical muscle car shenanigans. A litany of smokey burnouts and hard pulls are accompanied by the unmistakable whine of the Hellcat supercharged V8 engine.
While it’s hard not to enjoy a video of a muscle car behaving badly, the video did little to show us the drag-racers skills on the strip. Dodge says that the 807 horsepower SRT Super Stock can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.25 seconds, before running the full 1320 foot track in just 10.5 seconds at 131 mph. Those are the types of figures that the $335,000 Ferrari 812 Superfast pumps out. It’s one thing to read those numbers on a screen, but another thing entirely some of that performance with our own eyes.
While we will likely have to wait until someone gets their hands on a 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock to find out, the muscle car appears to bring the fight to the less focused muscle cars on the market right now. Sure a ZL1 or a GT500 might smoke it on the road course, but we all know the drag strip is where this battle truly lies.