The Dodge Charger is getting a new appearance package that gives it a downright sinister look. And some red accents.
If there’s one thing that Dodge does well, it’s make limited-time special edition vehicles to keep interest in their cars. It’s one of the reasons why the Challenger is the number two muscle car in America right now.
And no sooner does the Challenger take the number two spot does the Charger come in with yet another special edition, and it’s certainly going to turn some heads.
It’s called the “Octane Edition” for the Charger SRT Hellcat. We’re not entirely sure what makes it “Octane” as it seems practically evil when chosen in black (which Dodge calls Pitch Black, and for good reason). But we can’t argue with the results.
First, the Octane Edition Hellcat comes with a full-length black stripe going down the center with red accents on each edge. Then all the exterior badging is painted black as night along with the grille, decklid, and rear spoiler.
Then it steals the black-painted 20x9.5-inch wheels from the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, which includes "knurled bead seats to minimize tire slip on the wheel under extreme acceleration."
A Brembo brake upgrade to 6-pistons in the front and 4-pistons in the rear get painted red, some new SRT Performance seats go inside the interior, and red stitching and accents are found throughout. Oh, and some gloss black paint for the instrument panel and console bezels.
Nothing changes under the Hellcat’s hood, which retains the same 6.2-L supercharged HEMI V8 that we know and love. That’s 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, in case you’d forgotten.
“In the world of muscle cars, limited editions are valued by enthusiasts for their uniqueness and collectability, both today and in the future,” said Tom Sacoman, product director at FCA. “The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition is the newest factory-custom model designed for our performance customers who want to stand apart from the pack.”
The Hellcat Octane Edition is available to pre-order now with deliveries starting later this fall. Price is $1,495, which is a pretty good deal considering how much each of these upgrades would cost separately. The Hellcat still starts at $68,740, so be prepared to spend.