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2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat Octane Edition Revealed

Other Big Updates Appear On The 2019 Charger Hellcat, As Well

The 707 horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat was revealed back in 2014, and to this day, remains the fastest vehicle with four doors in the world. That’s a lot of bragging rights for just $65,545. And the 2019 Charger Hellcat will continue to draw a following with the new Octane Edition.

The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition gives owners a unique combination of paint and trim levels, which creates a popular black-out color theme. For the real murdered-out look, buyers can go for Pitch Black, but a more contrasting White Knuckle exterior paint is available as well. The limited-edition 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat Octane Edition package includes:

  • Satin Black center stripe with Octane Red accents
  • Black exterior badging, including grille, decklid and fender badges
  • Black decklid spoiler with a satin finish
  • 20 x 9.5-inch aluminum-forged wheels, painted a low-gloss black, shared with the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
  • Octane Red Brembo brake calipers (six-piston front calipers/four-piston rear)
  • SRT Performance seats with Houndstooth insert (the first time on a Dodge Charger Hellcat), SRT Hellcat logo stitched into the seat back and red accent stitching Red interior stitching throughout the cabin
  • Black-on-black SRT Hellcat instrument panel badge
  • Red seat belts
  • Gloss black interior accents, darkened instrument panel and darkened console bezels.

But it’s not just about the visuals. The 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat introduces several performance upgrades. Peep them below:

  • New performance grille with dual inlets that feed cooler, outside air into the engine compartment
  • Launch Assist, which uses wheel speed sensors to watch for wheel hop at launch and modifies the engine torque to regain full grip within milliseconds
  • Line Lock, aka burnout mode
  • After-Run Chiller, which keeps cooling the supercharger/charge air cooler after the 6.2L supercharged Hellcat V8 engine is shut off. This is a pulldown feature from the Dodge Challenger Demon
  • Wheels include knurled bead seats to minimize tire slip on the wheel under extreme acceleration
  • Torque Reserve, which closes a bypass valve to prefill the supercharger and manages fuel flow and spark advance to balance engine rpm and torque. This generates a reserve of torque that is delivered upon acceleration from a standing stop.

The 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat Octane Edition package will carry an MSRP of just $1,495. Orders are open now, but Dodge warns that the package will only be available until the end of the 2019 model year. Happy hunting.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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