The Dodge Challenger has worn plenty of hats during its long and illustrious production run. But just when we think the decade old LY platform is reaching its limits, SRT engineers manage to extract more performance goodness from its well worn bones. In this instance, they have managed to once again establish a new pinnacle of performance, with the unveiling of the 2021 Dodge Challenger Super Stock.
At its core, the Super Stock is a Redeye model that has received a power boost, with the car now making 807 horsepower (versus the outgoing model’s 797 horsepower.) It also benefits from not only the same widebody package as the Demon, but also gains that particular variant’s Nitto drag radials for better power delivery as well as preventing the tires from spinning as easily under full power. Other exterior goodies include lightweight 18-inch wheels, upgraded Brembo brakes, as well as the same wide array of driving modes that come baked into other Challenger models. This high level of customization and performance has made the Challenger a household name, and look for that to continue in spades with the Super Stock.
Dodge claims that the Challenger Super Stock can gallop through the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds, with 60 mph blowing by in 3.3 seconds. The 168 mph top speed is on the low end of things when it comes to some of the top speeds wielded by its fellow Hellcat brigade members, but the loss of a few miles per hour is a small price to pay for the added grip that the Nitto tires provide during spirited driving. But for those that think the Super Stock can beat the Demon, you will be in for a surprise. While the Challenger Super Stock does have some Demon traits in its genetic makeup, it’s missing the Trans Brake which was a key component in that demonic pure breed. The Super Stock is still quick, but the absence of the Trans Brake (and other minor upgrades) do cause the car to lose a second in the sprint to 60 mph, and another second in the quarter mile.
Pricing for the 2021 Dodge Challenger Super Stock was not released, but with the current generation Redeye having a base price of $78,295 we will not be surprised if the Super Stock manages to surpass the $80,000 barrier. This might seem a princely sum for a car that has decade old underpinnings, but to be fair, it’s not very often that a factory built 10-second car comes along that can scorch the local track weekend while still retaining the security of the factory warranty. Look for sales to begin in fall of 2020. Unlike the Demon, the Challenger Super Stock will be much more common, with Dodge revealing that it’s not going to be a limited production model, with the trim level living beyond the 2021 model year.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.