Canadian tuner SR Auto was tasked with decking out this Dodge Challenger Hellcat to the maximum. The tuner did not disappoint, managing to turn this authentic American muscle car to something even more powerful. The styling has veered quite a bit off the usual path though.
Employing an Airrex air suspension system, SR Auto effectively lowered the car to the ground. The system used a compressor that was installed directly into the car’s trunk. From the compressor, the team installed pressure lines on all four corners of the trunk.
Exterior upgrades included a Liberty Walk body kit, and 20-inch PUR LG05 wheels for both the front and rear. The front wheels measured 20x11 inches while the rear had 20x12 inch wheels. Both come adorned with a matte black diamond face.
Of course, since it was given a Liberty Walk body kit, the front and rear bumpers of the Challenger were upgraded. This new model reportedly took the Dodge and SRT teams 35% more time to work on than previous Dodge Challenger SRT. Work took place in the Chrysler Group's full-scale wind tunnel in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Going back to the 1971 Challenger-inspired exterior design, Dodge decided to upgrade the vertical-split grille found in the 1971 Challenger and to install it on the 2015 Challenger.
The new model also features a dedicated cold air intake. This upgrade is based on the visual styles of the 1996 Viper coupe. Finally, the front part of the monster vehicle features a power-bulge hood made 100% out of aluminum. In addition, Dodge engineers have equipped the Dodge Challenger SRT with dual air extractors.
This works to reduce air turbulence and facilitate heat shedding in the engine, and is designed to work with the Hellcat engine. Aesthetically, the hood comes in a Satin Black finish. As part of the company’s weight-saving efforts, the Challenger SRT’s hood is also constructed wholly in aluminum.
Dodge has also chosen to install its exclusive Air Catcher inlet port in the Challenger SRT Hellcat. The port’s purpose is to act as an intake for ram-air. The ram-air then goes through the driver side parking lamp and straight into the engine air box.
Another highlight is a set of all-new quad projector headlamps, whose top portion feature a brow “chops” design. This is to add to the masculine essence of the Challenger. A close look at the lower corners of the Challenger 392 SRT will reveal integrated projector fog lamps.
The placing is strategic, as it provides to emphasize the width of the car while the headlamps are on. Aerodynamics is also improved with the Challenger 392 SRT, thanks to the new duck-bill fascia splitter.
Lift is reduced to a minimum when driving the Dodge Challenger SRT, thanks to the large front splitter design. This, however, is available only to the models that have the Hellcat engine installed. The new Challenger is visually prominent even from the side.
This is thanks to the muscular proportions that have become a signature of the Challenger, in addition to the large thruster rear-quarter panels. The look is completed by fender and belt lines at both the front and rear portions of the Challenger.
Better yet, the Challenger SRT Hellcat has its own “SUPERCHARGED” fender badges that set it apart from its Challenger buddies. Its proportions are highlighted by the use of black sills but their functions are more than aesthetic.
They have an aerodynamic function as well, as they have been tuned accordingly in the Michigan wind tunnel. The rear design of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT also takes cues from the visuals of the 1971 Challenger.
These include an updated design for the rear fascia and the split tail-lamp design. Anyone can spot the Dodge Challenger SRT from a distance, thanks to the signature LED graphic that has been incorporated into the tail lamp design.
Dodge had also redesigned the balance in the rear of the vehicle so it looks closer to the ground. The design is completed by a raised rear spoiler. The spoiler bears the logo of SRT.