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807-horsepower 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is a Hellcat-powered straight line racer

Dodge has made the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car.

Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

What purrs like a kitty but roars down the drag strip? The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock. The model takes the same Hellcat engine that's in the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and tunes it to achieve a whopping 807-horsepower, making the model the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car.

"I swore that we'd never build another Demon and we won't," said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. "But I also said that every Challenger Hellcat and The drag-racing, quarter-mile-crushing spirit of the limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon lives on through the 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock."

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The model contains no unique badging.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

The car's supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 707 pound-feet of torque. It can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.25 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph. It has a tire-limited top speed of 168 mph.

Dodge has given the Challenger SRT Super Stock a standard Widebody design, which allows for bigger wheels, adding 3.5 inches to the width of the typical Challenger. It wears lightweight 18-inch by 11-inch wheels sporting a Low Gloss Granite finish and 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials.

The car slows and stops thanks to aluminum Brembo four-pistons brake calipers and 14.2-inch vented rotors. It has a performance-tuned asymmetrical differential.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The car comes standard with Launch Control and Launch Assist technology to optimize the acceleration experience.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

Drivers can switch the car into Track mode to activate the model's revised shock tuning specifically for the drag strip. Its Bilstein high-performance Adaptive Damping Suspension shifts as much weight to the rear wheels as possible. Additionally, the traction control system is disabled, paddle shifters are activated, and the torque converter lockup point is raised.

Auto, Sport, and Custom drive modes are also available to be chosen by the driver. Auto is considered "street mode" and regulates the engine output to the driver's preference (can be customized using the red key). Steering and suspension preferences are also set and Eco mode can be run simultaneously to save on fuel.

Dodge has equipped the model with a number of technologies to make it track-ready. Launch Assist works to mininmize wheel hop while Launch Control holds the engine at the optimal rpm rate allowing to maximum acceleration. Line Lock engages the front brakes to keep the car stationary but leaves the back wheels able to perform a burnout.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The car comes with 18x11-inch tires.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

Torque reserve closes the engine's bypass valve at 950 rpm to manage fuel flow and provide a boost. Race Cooldown allows the car's fan and coolant pump to continue working after the car is shut off.

SRT Performance Pages show the car's data as part of its Uconnect infotainment system. The SRT Power Chiller diverts air conditioning fluid to the unit helping to cool the supercharger.

The car will look like most every other Challenger Widebody on the road, with no special badging to denote the Super Stock credentials.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The model features a variety of infotainment screens that showcase the vehicle's performance.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

Dodge will offer the car in 13 different colors: F8 Green, Frostbite, Go Mango, Hellraisin, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Sinamon Stick, Smoke Show, TorRed, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle. It's available with a black, black/caramel, Demonic Red, or sepia interior.

Orders for the model open this summer with production beginning in the autumn. Pricing has yet to be announced.

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Dodge offers upgrades that push power to 885 ponies in some models.

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The world may be going electric, but Dodge is still offering plenty of support to owners of its famed Hellcat muscle cars. Today, the automaker announced a program to provide factory-backed performance parts for SRT Hellcat cars. The components can be ordered and installed by one of Dodge's "Power Broker" dealerships.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Dodge's packages include graphics for the Challenger.Dodge

Called Direct Connection, the service is Dodge's official source for performance parts and other components. Dodge offers two kits for Challenger SRT models: Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye cars can be upgraded to 885 horsepower and the standard Hellcat can be pushed to 750 ponies. In all, Direct Connection offers 14 kits for the Challenger and 13 race-ready kits. There are also four graphics packages for the Challenger Mopar Drag Park model.

Because of their connections with the company that designed and built the cars in the first place, factory-backed tuning and performance operations are usually top-notch. Dodge's program offers live technical support and an online catalog that allows users to mix and match performance parts using the site's "recipes." All parts that are installed or replaced by a certified Dodge dealer do not interfere with the cars' three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty or the five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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If Dodge-approved performance parts get you excited, you don't have long left to wait. The kits will go on sale late in the first quarter of 2022. The Dodge Power Brokers dealer network will also start around that time.

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2022 Nissan Rogue gets new VC Turbo engine

The Rogue was fully redesigned last year.

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Nissan refreshed its best-selling vehicle, the Rogue SUV, in 2021 with a grown-up new look and plenty of new tech. Changes the year after a major overhaul are usually minor, but for 2022 Nissan's giving the Rogue a new powertrain. A brand-new 1.5-liter variable compression (VC) Turbo engine is on board, producing 201 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque.

2022 Nissan Rogue The new VC engine can change its compression to adapt to driving conditions.Nissan

Power is up 11 percent and torque is up a staggering 24 percent with the new power plant. The variable compression engine is capable of adapting to changing driving conditions. When the driver needs more power, the engine shifts to higher compression, which delivers better acceleration at the expense of fuel economy. When efficiency is best, the engine changes its compression again. The VC engines made their debut in 2019 in both the Infiniti QX50 and Nissan Altima. It's trick engine technology, but it doesn't always deliver on its promise of efficiency gains. Nissan's continuously variable transmission is still in place, though it has been improved with 17 percent wider gear ratio coverage and 32 percent lower friction. The automaker says it helps deliver better acceleration and fuel economy.

2022 Nissan Rogue Top Rogue trims get upscale finishes and a handsome cabin.Nissan

Pricing for the 2022 Rogue S FWD starts at $27,875, including a $1,175 destination charge. Adding all-wheel drive pushes the price by $1,500. Nissan offers three packages for the SUV as well, including a $2,660 SV Premium Package, a $1,320 SL Premium Package, and a $400 10.8-inch head-up display for the top Platinum trim.

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