Dodge is providing their 2019 Charger four-door muscle cars with brand new stripes just in time for this year’s SEMA Show.
For 2019, Fiat Chrysler gave their Charger sedan series a little lovin’ in the form of technology taken straight from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Now, FCA is continuing to nurture what is now practically the only 4-door muscle car in North America by giving it some brand new exterior aesthetic options on the SRT Hellcat and R/T models.
That’s right: the Hellcat is getting new stripes.
“The Dodge Charger continues its run as the sales leader in the large car segment for the fifth year in a row,” said Steve Beahm, head of passenger cars at FCA North America. “And as the aftermarket customization business continues to balloon, these new stripe options give Charger buyers the opportunity to make what is already the only four-door muscle car in the market even more unique, and to do it straight from the factory.”
For the 2018 SEMA Show, Dodge is bringing with them three new Charger SRT Hellcat models each with three new dual-center stripe colors: Red, Blue, and Silver. Each set of strips covers the front and rear fascias, goes over the roof and deck lid, and is made to work with the Charger’s signature NACA duct-hood vent.
The blue stripes work particularly well with a white body-painted Charger, while the silver-on-black combo remains as timeless as ever. The red-on-black style clashes a little too much, but then that might be perfect for a certain type of Hellcat driver.
In addition to the new Hellcat stripes, the R/T and R/T Scat Pack are also getting stripes that were previously available on other trim models. For the first time, the Dual-Carbon stripes are coming to a non-supercharged Charger for the low price of $995. That’s the same price for the Hellcat stripes too.
And while this isn’t exactly news for 2019, Fiat Chrysler wanted everyone to know about the new upgrades for higher-end Charges that were taken straight out of the Challenger Demon. Line-lock and launch assist help to provide perfect starts at the drag strip, while a new dual air inlets mimic the same inlets found on the Charger’s demonic cousin. Torque reserve and after-run chiller are new for the Hellcat, while the R/T and R/T Scat Pack get a launch-control switch.
You’ll be able to see all these upgrades at the FCA booth at SEMA, starting October 30th.