Much like its more popular, overshadowing sibling in the Dodge performance lineup, the 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat will get at least one new giant air intake for its giant, powerful engine. Yes, that sentence says “Charger” Hellcat. It’s a thing. That two-door Challenger you like isn’t the only Dodge with some power.
A week after showing off some teaser photos of the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat—the one you’ve likely heard a lot more about—and its massive new dual snorkels on the hood, Dodge let us all know the Challenger Hellcat isn’t the only car that’ll get to breathe more next year. We’ll probably forget about that soon, though, especially because this has been the case this entire blog:
Poor Charger Hellcat. It can outrun us all and we barely even acknowledge it.
Anyway, the 2019 Charger Hellcat will get an updated grille that still keeps the general shape of the current car, but with what looks to be a giant hole for air intake on the front of it. The photo only shows one side of the car, but it’s probably safe to assume that there will be an intake on the other side as well.
It doesn’t look like there’s too much of a design update other than that, but updates aren’t exactly Dodge’s thing—the whole lineup is old. Here’s the 2019 Charger Hellcat next to the 2018 version, for comparison:
Just like with the Challenger teaser, Dodge didn’t say anything about the new Charger Hellcat’s performance. Both cars are known for their supercharged, 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engines and 707 horsepower, but more air intakes to cool the engine off could mean more... well, let’s not speculate.
Dodge said we’ll find out more about both cars in the “summer,” which could mean literally anytime in the next four months. Maybe by then we’ll be able to talk about the Challe—Charger Hellcat without correcting ourselves.