5 Most Powerful Dodge Challengers Ranked

The Dodge Challenger is heading to the chopping block, and it’s taking a bit of muscle car history with it. However, the Challenger made a lot of noise in its current tenure, and there’s no shortage of tire-melting American muscle in its Mopar lineup. Here are some of the most powerful Dodge Challengers from that tenure, like the SRT Super Stock and SRT Jailbreak, ranked. 

  • Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
  • Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock
  • “Last Call” Challenger Black Ghost
  • Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak
  • SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

How powerful is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon?

Despite its age, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon remains the most powerful Dodge Challenger ever. When operators set it up correctly, the blacktop brute will produce a stratospheric 840 horsepower. Specifically, the Demon demands many race-ready components, like a high-flow air filter, ECU to run 100+ octane race fuel, and a set of lightweight front drag wheels and tires. 

The Dodge SRT Demon, like the SRT Super Stock, is one of the most powerful Dodge Challengers ever.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon | Stellantis

Moreover, once the Demon gets the complete treatment, it becomes a drag-strip-ready monster capable of a 2.3-second sprint to 60 mph and a 9.65-second quarter mile. To this day, the SRT Demon is the most powerful Dodge road car ever, save for the rumored high-octane “Last Call” Challenger swan song model. 

Is the SRT Super Stock one of the most powerful Dodge Challengers?

The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is among the most powerful Challengers ever. It produces 807 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2L V8, just like the Jailbreak. However, unlike other Hellcat V8-powered Challengers, the SRT Super Stock packs Nitto NT05R drag radial tires, a 3.09 final drive gear ratio, and an adjustable suspension to nail hard launches at the drag strip just right. The Super Stock is something of a diet Demon. 

Is the Black Ghost “Last Call” model one of the most powerful Dodge Challengers ever?

Adding to the lengthy list of Challengers with around or over 800 horsepower, the Dodge Challenger Black Ghost doesn’t disappoint. The 807-horsepower Challenger matches the power figures of the Jailbreak and Super Stock. However, unlike other Mopars, interested fans won’t be able to drive one home from their dealer. 

The Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is a special edition Last Call car.
Dodge Challenger Black Ghost | Stellantis

Instead, the Black Ghost is one of the marque’s “Last Call” series or the last of the Charger and Challenger vehicles as we know them. That means the glossy black Detroit street racing homage will be limited to just 300 copies. 

How much horsepower does an SRT Jailbreak produce?

The Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye Widebody Jailbreak produces 807 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful Dodge Challengers ever. Are you sensing a pattern yet? All these 800+ horsepower Challengers use a recalibrated version of the Redeye’s supercharged Hellcat 6.2L V8. However, unlike the Super Stock’s drag strip orientation, the Jailbreak is a road car out for bragging rights. Owners better budget for tires; 807 horsepower will melt some rubber. 

The Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak is one of the most powerful Dodge Challengers ever.
2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak | Stellantis

How much HP is in a Hellcat Redeye?

The Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye produces 797 horsepower. In Car and Driver’s testing, an SRT Redeye Widebody hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. While speed like that is impressive, it’s a testament to the traction limitations of Dodge’s mightiest Mopars. Launching the most powerful Dodge Challengers isn’t easy, especially without the help of drag radials, weight savings, or all-wheel drive. That’s why the drag-strip-focused engineering of the Demon paid dividends.

Still, cars like these aren’t long for today’s automotive landscape. We should enjoy the Mopar muscle car madness while we can.


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