Report: 2011 Dodge Challenger to get powertrain upgrades, SRT8 to make 480-hp

2010 Dodge Challenger

Now that FoMoCo has released the 2011 Mustang and GM has also updated to the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, many are wondering what Chrysler has in the works for the 2011 Dodge Challenger. Well, here are some details for the folks over at Allpar.com.

Styling wise, the 2011 Dodge Challenger will see little upgrades. The most significant change will be the Ram badge that will be replaced by the new Dodge logo (simply saying ‘Dodge’).

More interesting are the powertrain upgrades. The 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T models will see little upgrades and will still produce 370-hp (automatic) and 375-hp (manual). However, both will see a 1 mpg increase in highway fuel-economy. The 2011 Dodge Challenger SE will see power output increase from 250-hp to 290-hp – torque will jump from 250 lb-ft to 270 lb-ft. The 2010 Challenger SE averages 18/25 mpg (city/highway) but the 2011 model is reported to achieve around 20/26 mpg.

Last but not least, the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will get the biggest upgrade. Output will jump from 425-hp to 480-hp while torque will increase from 420 lb-ft to 460 lb-ft.

2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8:

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Allpar