2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Pricing Speculation
Earlier this month, Dodge introduced three high performance machines, one of which was the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock. It debuted alongside the 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat, both of which were expected to arrive soon, but the Super Stock was a big surprise to most. All three of these vehicles instantly generated a ton of discussion online, but with the company excluding any sort of pricing information, that has become one of the hottest topics.
Some internet know-it-alls are convinced that Dodge will apply a massive upcharge to this car, leading to prices in the $90,000 range. That might be the case when you start piling on options, but we expect that the Super Stock will start just a little higher than the Hellcat Redeye.
We already took a look at how the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye could be priced when it arrives, based on current pricing. Today, we use that same method to come up with a possible pricing range for the 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock. Again, this is purely speculation based on current numbers, as FCA has not yet announced pricing for the 807-horsepower Dodge muscle car.
The Challenger Super Stock
As you likely know, the Challenger Super Stock is a full production street car that is designed to offer better drag strip performance than the SRT Hellcat Redeye. The package is based on the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody and it comes with all of the basic features inside, including cloth seats, an 8.4-inch infotainment system and power everything. This is not a stripped-down package, so you can order leather seats and other premium interior features.
The Super Stock package comes with drag radial tires on 18-inch wheels, similar to those included on the 2018 Challenger Demon. To make those 18-inch wheels fit properly, the Super Stock has the smaller 14.2-inch Brembo front rotors from the R/T Scat Pack. The Super Stock also has uniquely calibrated Bilstein dampers for better weight transfer on the drag strip.
Most importantly, it has a unique engine tune that yields an output of 807 horsepower, making it America’s first full production street car with more than 800 horsepower. The Super Stock has the same 707 lb-ft of torque as the Hellcat Redeye.
The result of these unique features is a Dodge Challenger that will sprint from 0 to 60 in 3.25 seconds while covering the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 miles per hour.
In short, the Super Stock is a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody with smaller front brakes, 18-inch wheels, drag radial tires and a unique calibration to both the suspension system and the engine.
The 2020 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody starts at $76,595 plus Gas Guzzler tax of $1,700 and a destination fee of $1,495 leading to a true base price of $79,790. Also, the Super Stock comes standard with the Redeye’s optional 3.09 gears, which costs $1,095, bringing the price to $80,885. That should be the basis for the Super Stock pricing, which is then adjusted based on the unique features of the package, each of which is listed below.
We would guess that the smaller front brakes cost slightly less than the normal Hellcat brakes, so the brake change probably won’t increase the Super Stock’s MSRP.
In theory, the 18-inch wheels may cost a bit less than the standard 20-inch wheels, but in any case, we wouldn’t expect that the wheels would add much, if anything.
When we look up the pricing of the Nitto NT05R drag radial in 315/40R18, we find that pretty much everyone online lists them for $358. On the other hand, the Pirelli all-season tires that come on the Hellcat Redeye in 305/35ZR20 appear to be a bit cheaper, with prices starting around $100 less per tire. Now, we should keep in mind that FCA doesn’t pay retail prices for tires, but based on retail pricing, we would guess that the four Nitto tires cost at least a few hundred dollars more than the Pirelli tires. The tires are the one component of the Super Stock package that could add to the MSRP of the standard Challenger Redeye Widebody.
Finally, the unique calibration to the shocks and the engine of the Super Stock would have cost FCA something to develop, but there are no component changes compared to the Hellcat Redeye. We figure that Dodge needs to add something to the MSRP between the 797-horsepower and 807-horsepower models, but it seems unlikely that there would be a big increase for the calibrations.
Even if Dodge does apply a small upcharge for the brakes, wheels, tires and calibration, it seems unlikely that these items would lead to a package price of more than a few thousand dollars.
Based on the Redeye pricing with the 3.09 gears of $80,885, I would guess that the Super Stock will start somewhere around $81,995 before any other options are added. That number really isn’t much of an increase, but it is a justifiable price hike for a car that offers better stock performance than the Hellcat Redeye. In the end, owning the first American full production street car with more than 800 horsepower is worth a thousand dollar upcharge, especially with the pricier tires.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is slated to arrive for 2020 and continue on into the 2021 model year. The company expects to begin taking orders for the 2020 Super Stock sometime this summer, with the first units reaching dealerships by the end of the year.