Although a ton of work went into the surroundings, the Dodge Challenger SRT interior’s real centerpiece is the technology. The 8.4-inch center screen is used as the SRT Performance Pages’ master control (above). This is designed to provide drivers with a wide range of performance statistics, including dynamic handling, braking, horsepower, engine torque and drive-train. Is the steering a bit too light or heavy for your liking? Change it, just like tuning the treble on your stereo. In the center display’s bottom right corner is an icon labeled “SRT & Apps.”

Above and beyond the street, sport, and track settings, owners can fully customize their car’s behavior to their tastes. A shift light displayed between the gauges can be turned on or off and the illumination set point customized in every gear based on driving style or preference. The hold rpm for launch control can be set anywhere between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm, and shift points can be changed based on use or just the driving character. Track offers the fastest possible shift speeds and strongest comfort trade-off; sport has faster shift speeds with some comfort trade-off, while street offers the best shift-speed and shift-comfort balance.

The traction control also has options for track (minimal traction control, minimal stability control), sport (reduced traction control, reduced stability control) and street (full traction control, full stability control).

The paddle shifters can be turned off or left on, and the exhaust is active on the SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. So flow is electronically controlled to balance the Feds’ noise requirements and overall flow.

Additionally, the driver can pull some data flinging around the car’s computer system. Intake air temperature, air-fuel ratio, boost pressure, coolant temp, oil pressure, and real-time torque and horsepower output are all viewable on digital gauges. And this is cool: Engineers leverage the Challenger’s performance data and Uconnect system to allow uploading to the Web your best performance figures, including 0-60-mph and 0-100-mph times, one-eighth and quarter-mile runs, track times, braking times, reaction times for launching the Challenger SRT against a simulated drag strip timer, and lateral or braking data.

All of these data points can be displayed with current, best or last readouts.

Two Gauge Pages offer all the essentials, including oil-temperature, oil-pressure and battery-voltage output, and supplements that measure coolant-temperature, intake air-temperature and transmission oil-temperature readings.

Real-time g-force values can be displayed for lateral g-force, measuring the vehicle’s right and left force. Longitudinal g-force measures the car’s acceleration and braking force, and a peak g-forces screen measures maximum g-forces achieved within the vehicle. The Engine Page gives drivers engine information, including vehicle speed, real-time horsepower and torque readings, oil pressure and gear-selector position on automatic-transmission-equipped cars. The Dodge Challenger SRT with the Hellcat engine also features a boost gauge.


if you want to opt for the big-boy Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, some sacrifice is necessary. In order to feed the beast of cooling and air flow, exhaustive computational fluid dynamics simulations and real-world testing revealed every square inch of open frontal area was needed. This means there’s no room for the radar hardware to do adaptive cruise control and you can’t get fog lights. Consider it a badge of honor.