The newest Dodge Challenger model is designed to dominate the drag strip, but the automaker was very clear to point out that this car is lacking a handful of the key attributes of the 2018 Challenger Demon. Unfortunately, many social media users who have no clue what they are talking about have been spreading bad information about the suspension setup and the production volume. We knew that the production/availability information being shared by these internet know-it-alls was wrong, but we reached out to Dodge for more details on the suspension bits.
Today, we bring you the proper information on the availability and the suspension setup of the 2020 and 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock – which relies almost entirely on parts from the current Hellcat Redeye.
Challenger Super Stock Availability
When Dodge introduced the 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock last week, Tim Kuniskis pointed out that these cars would not have a limited production number. The official press release also stated this very clearly:
“The Challenger SRT Super Stock is not limited in production and will continue as the ultimate Dodge drag-racing model in the 2021 model year.”
However, even with both the press release and the head of the brand stating that the Super Stock package was not limited, some people on the internet keep insisting that it is a limited production model. It obviously is not limited, as they are offering it for 2020 and 2021. Dodge will build as many as customers and dealerships order, but with this being a fairly niche model, we would be surprised if this package sells in huge numbers. After all, it isn’t all that different from the current Challenger Hellcat Redeye.
Also, some of the people claiming that it is a limited production model are insisting that there will be huge dealership markups. While every new model is likely to be marked up by some dealerships, the odds are good that most dealers will be selling them at or below MSRP, especially once we get into the 2021 model year. If you want to buy one and your local Dodge dealership is trying to add a markup to the price, search around for other dealerships that are not jacking-up the price.
The order banks for the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock are expected to open sometime this summer with the first units reaching dealerships later this year. Once the Super Stock package becomes available for ordering for 2020, it should remain in the order banks through the 2021 model year.
Super Stock Suspension
The biggest misconception about the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye-based Super Stock package is that it shares the suspension setup with the 2018 Demon. While the Super Stock shares some technology with the only factory 9-second American production car ever, it does not share any of the key suspension bits.
The Challenger SRT Super Stock has the exact same suspension as the current Hellcat Redeye, including the springs, sway bars and shocks. The Super Stock’s Track Mode setting does feature a suspension calibration that is similar to that of the Demon’s Drag Mode, which allows for optimal weight transfer on a hard launch, but the actual mechanical components are the same as the current Redeye. The Super Stock’s Street and Sport modes are the exact same as the 797-horsepower Redeye. That information comes directly from a Dodge representative and anyone claiming otherwise is wrong.
Finally, the Challenger SRT Super Stock does not feature the unique rear suspension knuckles from the Demon, which was a question that we received from a few readers last week.
In closing, what the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock does share with the car that ran stock 9s includes the driveshaft, the axles, the rear differential, the wheels, the tires and the 14.2-inch Brembo brake rotors under 4-piston calipers. Everything else is the same as the current Redeye, shy of the engine tune that adds 10 extra horsepower, making this the first full production American road car to offer more than 800 horsepower. Of course, the Super Stock package also comes with features like Race Cooldown, the SRT Power Chiller, Line Lock, Torque Reserve and the Launch Assist system, but those are all features of the current SRT Hellcat Redeye as well.
Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Patrick has been sharing his automotive expertise in automotive journalism from Detroit for more than a decade covering the Big Three. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world. Follow Patrick on Youtube and Twitter. Find more of Patrick's stories at Torque News Dodge. Search Torque News Dodge for more Dodge Challenger and Charger coverage from our expert reporters.