1000-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Ghoul will appear in 2022April 2, 2021
The arrival of the Dodge Charger SRT Ghoul will be a grand V8 finale unlike anything else. Reservations will start on April 1st.
Dodge has a special relationship with the V8 engine. While the transition to an all-electric lineup will take several years, hybrids and plug-in hybrids will be temporarily necessary “measures”. Following the completion of the merger between FCA and PSA Groupe, the newly formed Stellantis is rapidly moving towards electrification. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe and the Wrangler Magneto EV concept are proof of this.
But it is not long before the Biden administration finalizes the new EPA emission standards, and Dodge intends to move quickly with the latest model to use a non-electrified V8 engine. The American automaker has just confirmed plans to release the latest 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Ghoul.
What started out as an April Fool’s joke was taken seriously by the brand because there are hardly anyone who didn’t want 1,000 horsepower under the hood powered by a Hellephant V8 engine. The output torque will be approximately 1287 Nm. Allison’s heavy-duty transmission sending power to the rear wheels will be standard.
Production of the Hellephant, initially limited to just 100 units at $ 29,995 each, will resume, albeit in small batches, with Dodge building just 100 Ghouls at around $ 200,000 each (a final figure has yet to be determined). The regular Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which comes standard with a widebody body, will remain in production for the new model year.
The Ghoul will get the same bodywork, but the 1000-horsepower model will need some significant suspension and chassis adjustments to accommodate the extra power. But there’s another big reason Stellantis gave the Charger SRT Ghoul the green light: It’s actually a sensible business plan. Since the Hellephant engine was initially produced in such small quantities, FCA did not fully recoup its investment. So, even with the necessary suspension upgrades, Ghoul’s high price tag will narrow the financial gap.
“We are thrilled to bring the unique ‘all-powerful’ version of the Dodge Charger SRT Ghoul to the market for a very select few customers. They will have a ‘treat’ that is unlike anything else, ”a company spokesman said.
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