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2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA funny car debuts in CO

by Byron Hurd
Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat funny car - image 1

Updated aero and styling debut on a new body shell at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar.

Dodge has already share some big news for its performance car fans today, but it also had something up its sleeve for its racing fans--the 2019 Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA funny car (branding salad edition) dropped this weekend alongside its road-going cousin, and will make its competition debut this weekend at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar.

It's not the car itself that is the story here, but rather the new plastic shell that covers up all the fun bits. To bring the funny car closer to the Charger street car in styling, the scalloped sections of the sides were made more pronounced. On the functional side of things, a new front splitter generates increased downforce, and the burst panel (AKA the "things have gone horribly wrong" panel) has been relocated to better dissipate energy in the event of, you know, complete catastrophe.

The 10,000-plus- horsepower straight-line specialist will be driven this weekend by two-time funny car champion Matt Hagan of Don Schumacher Racing.