The 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is the special edition, SRT-tuned version of the Dodge Challenger. Developed for dragstrip racing but still road legal, the 2021 Challenger SRT Super Stock bridges the gap between the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the Challenger SRT Demon.
Basically, the Super Stock is pretty much an upgrade package for the Redeye model. Equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 807 horsepower and traveling at 60 mph in 3.25 seconds, the 2021 Challenger SRT Super Stock is described by Dodge as the world’s fastest and most powerful muscle car. Let’s see if this statement is true in the review below.
- Fashion model: 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock
– It’s a regular Hellcat Redeye- Widebody kit- Drag radials from the Demon- Wider wheels- No skinnies in the front like the Demon- Lots of color choices- Looks like a sleeper- Hellcat decals
The Challenger SRT Super Stock gets its name from the Super Stock class of vehicles in drag racing. These vehicles used to look like regular passenger cars, but they were highly modified racers under the shell. We might call them sleepers. This description is perfect for the Challenger SRT Super Stock as this car looks identical to the SRT Hellcat Redeye but stands out when it comes to performance.
The width comes from the large wheel arches attached to the front and rear fenders and their purpose is to make room for the wider wheels and tires.
What sets the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock apart from the Hellcat Redeye?
If you don’t like drag racing, you won’t notice. The Super Stock model has the exact same body as the Hellcat Redeye Widebody and doesn’t even come with “Super Stock” badges or anything like that.
The rims are 18-by-11-inch roll finished in Low Gloss Granite and have a five-spoke, star-like design. While unique to this model, they are not particularly striking. However, it is the tires that really set this car apart as the Super Stock uses 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R radial tires. The sticky rubber is borrowed from the Challenger SRT Demon and gives much more grip than regular tires on the drag strip.
Outwardly, the Challenger SRT Super Stock is essentially a Hellcat Redeye Widebody with Demon tires.
You can choose from 13 different exterior colors for this model, all from the regular Challenger palette. Choices include flashy colors inspired by the golden age of muscle cars, as well as more modern finishes for a more understated look. Options include: F8 Green, Frostbite, Go Mango, Granite, Hellraisin, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Sinamon Stick, Smoke Show, TorRed, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle.
– Normal Hellcat Redeye interior – Optional rear seat removal – Sporty front seats – Leather steering wheel – Digital displays – Silver stitching – Colored trim options – Hellcat badging – You cannot order a two-tone interior
The interior is completely transplanted from the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, so you can expect the exact same features.
Probably the most important thing about it is that it can be ordered with a rear seat removal, just like the Demon. This means you can shed a little weight for those quick quarter mile runs you might want to score on the drag strip. The front seats are also sportier than usual and offer firm lateral support. Admittedly, you don’t need much of that while driving straight, but it does come in handy when driving back and forth from the circuit.
The muscle car also features a signature flat-bottomed leather steering wheel with a backlit SRT logo, paddle shifters and red gauges on either side of the instrument panel. The screen comes with the familiar performance timers and a Hellcat logo splash screen at startup. The big question is whether the Super Stock has the same 220 mph speedometer as the Redeye. Since the car can’t reach 200 mph due to tire restrictions, it can have the standard 200 mph speedometer of the regular Hellcat model.
Like the Redeye, the Super Stock comes with silver seat and console stitching, light black chrome accents and a gunmetal gray SRT Hellcat dashboard badge. The latter also has a Redeye logo. When it comes to trim colors, Dodge only offers three of the five available shades. That’s black, demon red, and sepia. Black paired with Caramel or Ruby Red are not available on Super Stock, even though you can purchase them with the Hellcat Redeye model.
– Supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 – 807 hp – 707 pound-feet of torque – More power than Hellcat Redeye – 0 to 60 mph in 3.25 seconds – Top speed at 168 mph – Limited slip differential – Demon engine technology
The Challenger SRT Super Stock draws juice from the same supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that Dodge dropped in the Demon, but the unit isn’t as powerful as it lacks some of the Demon’s key internals. But it’s a bit more powerful than the Hellcat Redeye.
What sets the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock apart from the SRT Hellcat Redeye?
Compared to the Demon, the Super Stock is only one horsepower behind, but only if we are talking about a Demon powered by 91 octane gasoline. When fed 100-octane fuel, the Demon is capable of 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque, 33 horses and 63 pound-feet more than the Super Stock.
Is the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock faster than the SRT Hellcat Redeye?
You might be tempted to think that 10 extra horses won’t make much of a difference, but the modified suspension, performance locking differential and trailing tires allow the Super Stock to hit 60 mph from a standing start in 3 25 seconds. That’s 1.5 seconds faster than the SRT Hellcat Redeye. On the other hand, the Super Stock doesn’t contain all the technology in the Demon, so it’s more than a second slower. When equipped with all options, the Demon can reach 100 km/h in 2.1 seconds, making it the fastest road-legal car in the world.
Compared to the Demon, the Super Stock runs the benchmark 0.85 seconds slower, while the drop speed drops by nine mph. The Demon is officially rated at 9.65 seconds at 140.1 mph.
Is the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock faster than the Hellcat Redeye?
While it can leave the Redeye in a straight line, the Super Stock isn’t quite as capable when it comes to top speed. Since it is fitted with trailing radial tires, this model will not go more than 168 mph. Admittedly, this is a lot, as most performance coupes have a standard speed of 255 mph, but the Super Stock lags behind other variants of the Challenger. For example, the Hellcat has a speed of 199 mph, while the Hellcat Redeye is capable of 203 mph. The Demon is also limited to 168 mph with the air-resistance radial tires, but with optional high-speed tires it can go over 200 mph.
All of the above feats are possible thanks to a handful of features borrowed from the Demon. The Super Stock features the Launch Assist function, which prevents wheel hops and reduces the load in the drivetrain by up to 20 percent. It also comes with Launch Control, which keeps the engine at the optimum starting speed until you release the brake. Line Lock activates the front brakes to hold the car in place but leaves the rear wheels free to turn, while Torque Reserve closes the bypass valve to balance engine speed and torque.
The Super Stock also features Race Cooldown, an industry first that minimizes the effects of heat soak by running the engine’s cooling fan and coolant pump after the engine has been turned off. The Power Chiller, also offered in the Hellcat Redeye, redirects the air conditioning refrigerant to a chiller so it can lower the air inlet temperature for better performance.
So what else do you get with the Super Stock pack? This Challenger also features a uniquely tuned Bilstein high-performance adaptive damping suspension, which helps to shift as much weight as possible to the rear tires at launch for maximum traction. It is also fitted with a performance tuned asymmetric differential lock with a 3.09 final drive ratio.
When you release the accelerator, the system switches back to soft compression and firm rebound for better handling. The traction control system is disabled in this mode to allow the rear wheels to spin for burnout. However, the electronic stability control system remains engaged for maximum straight-line performance.
Stopping power comes from lightweight, all-aluminum Brembo calipers and 14.2-inch vented rotors.
How much is the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock?
Pricing information for the Super Stock model isn’t available yet, but since it’s a Hellcat Redeye with some extra features, it should cost a little more than the latter. The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody comes in at $78,295, so the Super Stock will cost more than that, but it’ll probably cost a little less than the Demon, priced from $84,995.
Does the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock have any competitors?
We could compare the Super Stock to Chevy and Ford boosted muscle cars like the Shelby GT500, but the truth is that these companies don’t offer a suitable competitor. While both Chevy and Ford produce drag-spec race cars, they don’t offer road-legal versions that you can take on the track. Plus, the Shelby GT500 doesn’t even come close to the Super Stock in terms of output and performance.
Dodge said it won’t build a new Demon, and so far the limited-edition Challenger has no successor. But the Super Stock comes close as a Hellcat Redeye Widebody model with some features and technology borrowed from the Demon. But is it the world’s fastest and most powerful muscle car, as Dodge claims in its press release? No! The Demon is more powerful and remarkably faster. But Dodge was almost right, as the Super Stock is the fastest and most powerful muscle car in production today.