Wicked Fast: Mopar and Dodge//SRT Debut New Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car

July 19, 2018

, Denver

A new, wickedly quick, Mopar-powered National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car chronicle of a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has been let lax and is entrance shortly to a drag frame nearby you.
 
The new 2019 Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car physique will make a foe entrance this weekend during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar during Bandimere Speedway nearby Denver, Jul 20-22. The Mopar and Dodge//SRT brands will uncover a new physique for a initial time this afternoon during a pre-race press conference.
 
“Our pursuit during Mopar is to put a best foe automobile underneath a drivers and keep them winning. We know this new body, grown in partnership with a Dodge//SRT code and Don Schumacher Racing, will do only that,” pronounced Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA. “The changes finished to this new Funny Car physique will urge on-track opening and assistance us lift on a Mopar brand’s prolonged tradition of success during a dragstrip.”
 
“The Dodge//SRT code is all about performance, and a introduction of a Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car physique showcases a joining to opening and value during a dragstrip,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “We are looking brazen to celebrating a brand’s initial year as pretension unite of a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar by treating fans to a foe entrance of a new Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car.”
 
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Funny Car motorist Matt Hagan will be a initial to strap a new 10,000-plus-horsepower beast. The two-time Funny Car World champion will entrance his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar. Hagan’s DSR teammates, Jack Beckman, Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr., will make a transition to a new Funny Car physique during a 2018 season.
 
“This new Funny Car physique is something that Mopar and Dodge//SRT have put a lot of work and support behind, from RD to breeze hovel testing,” pronounced Hagan, who has spent all 10 years of his drag-racing career behind a circle of a Mopar-powered Dodge Charger. “We softened on a physique design. It was already a good design, a good body. But now, we’re going to have a small some-more downforce, a small some-more traction on these racetracks and it will be a outrageous opening advantage. We will be means to press harder with some-more downforce on a nose, that translates into outrageous amounts of downforce on a run.”
 
The new 2019 Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car pushes a pouch in importing as many visible cues and characteristics from a supercharged, 707-horsepower prolongation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, a quickest, fastest and many absolute sedan in a world, while still attack a perfectionist opening targets of a foe automobile that reaches 330-plus mph and covers 1,000 ft. in reduction than 4 seconds.
 
The new physique comforts vital pattern changes in 3 pivotal areas: a front end, bodysides and detonate row placement.
 
At a front, a figure of a nose has been tweaked and a new splitter, built of CO fiber and Kevlar like a rest of a Funny Car body, has been added. The splitter almost mimics a demeanour and figure of a prolongation vehicle’s splitter while generating larger downforce to assistance plant a Funny Car to a track.
 
The bodyside scallops have been redesigned to some-more closely code with a prolongation Hellcat while also enhancing on-track duty and performance. The deeper impression lines yield larger visible ties to a travel chronicle of a Hellcat, while also assisting to lessen a “body burn” common on all Funny Cars due to a tighten positioning of a empty headers.
 
The plcae of a detonate row on a hood has also been reworked. The row is now centered over a tip of a engine to some-more good recover appetite and vigour in a eventuality of engine issues, a common occurrence in foe cars that are pushed to a razor’s corner of performance.
 
A prolongation Charger SRT Hellcat was used as a template to emanate a singular automobile graphics. Front finish graphics reconstruct a particular Hellcat grille and badging, and decal markers also call out a atmosphere extractors and hood dip of a prolongation model.
 
The birth of a Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car physique featured a routine that began some-more than a year ago, and stretched from a foe shops of DSR and Don Schumacher Motorsports (DSM) in Indianapolis, Indiana, to a investigate and growth comforts during FCA US domicile in Auburn Hills, Michigan, to a drag frame in Ohio.
 
Mopar and Dodge//SRT engineers worked in unanimity with a DSR group during any and each step of a process, from origination of a strange physique mold to breeze hovel contrast to on-track vetting. The NHRA was also closely concerned in a process, with Mopar, Dodge//SRT and DSR operative with a supporting physique to safeguard a new Funny Car was in correspondence with all specifications and guidelines.
 
“We are unequivocally vehement to run a new Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat physique in competition, both in subordinate and a foe itself during Denver,” pronounced Don Schumacher, owners of a DSR group and a former Dodge Charger Funny Car motorist himself in a 1960s. “It’s been a good project, operative together with Mopar, Dodge//SRT, DSR and DSM to get a whole plan finished and finished in this duration of time. We are unequivocally looking brazen to how it’s going to change a program.”
 
The new Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car physique replaces a stream epoch Mopar Dodge Charger R/T foe car. First introduced during a dragstrip in 2015, Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers have raced a Charger R/T to 50 wins to date — including back-to-back wins by Hagan heading into a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar — and 42 runner-up finishes, as good as 40 No. 1 qualifier spots. Ron Capps claimed his 2016 NHRA Funny Car World Championship in a stream Charger R/T body.
 
Initial skeleton were to shorten a new physique to only one or dual subordinate sessions in a entrance this weekend during Bandimere Speedway, due to a singular windy hurdles presented by a Mile-High venue. However, after a earnest exam eventuality in late Jun following a NHRA eventuality in Norwalk, Ohio, a call was finished by Hagan’s Mopar Express Lane organisation arch Dickie Venables to let a Hellcat stalk for all of subordinate and foe day as well.  
 
“We finished 4 good, plain runs in contrast during Norwalk,” pronounced Hagan. “We put a physique by a lot of opposite things and were really, unequivocally gratified with it. we unequivocally consider it’s going to interpret over to opening on a foe track, and hopefully some-more win lights in a future.”
 
About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream opening brand, and SRT is positioned as a ultimate opening halo of a Dodge brand, together formulating a finish and offset opening code with one prophesy and one voice.
 
For some-more than 100 years, a Dodge code has carried on a suggestion of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded a code in 1914. Their change continues today. New for 2019, a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is hexed by a Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine creates it a many powerful, quickest and fastest flesh automobile reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds and a fastest GT prolongation automobile with a ¼ mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds during 131 mph. It also reaches a new tip speed of 203 mph. Joining a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with a some-more absolute 717-horsepower engine, as good as a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, that comforts buffer flares from a SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of breadth to Scat Pack’s footprint. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV with a best-in-class draw rating of 8,700 lbs. fills out a brands’ opening lineup. These abdominal opening models join a 2019 code lineup that includes a Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a salon that offers opening during each cost point.
 
About Mopar
Mopar (a elementary contraction of a difference MOtor and PARts) is a service, tools and customer-care code for FCA vehicles around a globe. Born in 1937 as a name of a line of antifreeze products, a Mopar code has developed over some-more than 80 years to paint both finish caring and authentic opening for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Mopar finished a symbol in a 1960s during a muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to raise speed and doing for both highway and racing use, and stretched to embody technical use and patron support. Today, a Mopar brand’s tellurian strech distributes some-more than 500,000 tools and accessories in over 150 markets around a world. With some-more than 50 tools placement centers and 25 patron hit centers globally, Mopar integrates service, tools and customer-care operations in sequence to raise patron and play support worldwide.

Mopar is a source for genuine tools and accessories for all FCA US LLC automobile brands. Mopar tools are engineered together with a same teams that emanate factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles, charity a approach tie that no other aftermarket tools association can provide. Complete information on a Mopar code is accessible at www.mopar.com.