We’re coming up on an portentous anniversary Nearly a time ago, on April 1, 2021, the internet was awash with fake news of SRT’s newest creation — the SRT Ghoul. Mopar suckers who keep track of the current crop of Hemi-powered LX/ LC lattice buses have had a lot to be happy about in recent times with buses like the Scat Pack, Hellcat, Demon, Redeye, Ram TRX, Jeep Trackhawk, Durango Hellcat, and Dodge Super Stock. What further could you conceivably want from a company that has offered no smaller than 10 models under$ 100K with further than 700 hp, inside the last eight times? Supposedly, you can also want one with hp, and that want might indeed be granted — indeed if it will not be called the SRT Ghoul.
A lot has lately been made of Dodge’s veritably public transition from internal combustion technology to sustainable EV technology. The return of the Fratzog totem was the first shot across the arc, and nothing is disputing that the Dodge promo videotape released then was the division’s first step in steering its performance suckers into the new EV period with the pledge of guilt-free performance — if you do not count emigrations from tire bank. The plan seems to be working, but the job Dodge faces in executing this 180- degree turn will not be easy. It’ll have to keep the channel of ICE performance vehicles running easily and profitably while orchestrating a major shift in design and manufacturing behind the scenes, in time for the coming generation of mind-blowing performance vehicles in 2024.
Charger Srt As ludicrous as a-hp Dodge SRT Ghoul may feel to outlanders, it’s game-on to anybody in the know, and that includes HOT ROD compendiums. With Dodge’s current crop of 700-and 800-hp overachievers, it simply makes no sense to stop now, given the fact that-hp EVs are staying in the bodies. The new generation of EVs will be quick — and precious — but to bridge the gap, a important ICE/ EV mongrel in the-hp range could be an influential tool for winning over aged, more rich heritage Dodge suckers in the new age, and contemporaneously gaining a new generation of tech- expertise gearheads.
The SRT Ghoul isn’t a real auto, nor is an SRT Ghoul presently on the delineation board at Dodge. That is the bad news. The SRT Ghoul is a 100-percent fabrication pictured up by Jay Traugott, a pen atcarbuzz.com, as a 2021 April Fool’s caricature. We love a good April Fool’s joke, butcarbuzz.com really hit this one out of the demesne as it was picked up and amplified byDodgeCarUSA.com, and dealerships like Kendall Dodge and Briggs Dodge. (These stories are complete fabrication, but completely delightful if you know that going in.) The SRT Ghoul is now one of the most- searched motifs and it does not indeed live. With that said, could there be a grain of verity that commodity analogous might be in the futurity? We suppose that given Dodge’s unborn direction, the answer is likely yes.
Charger Srt All the rumors girding the SRT Ghoul center around it being powered by a-hp Hemi — by utmost accounts that Hemi would be the-hp 426ci Hellephant jalopy machine. This, still, is largely doubtful because that machine was designed for the aftermarket and is too dirty to pass civil emigration norms moment, let alone in two times.
- hp hobgoblin for granted — and what gearhead wouldn’t? — we also have to take into account everything that having a 1, 000-hp auto entails, If we take the 1. Big power means big speed, and when you get into the rarified air of-hp motorcars, you can count on humongous tires and gigantic thickets, but it’s the aero that holds out the tantalizing possibility that we could see the return of the Dodge Daytona — the real Daytona, not another sticker package. That means having a wind lair- tested nosecone and a hinder sect big enough to make neon-festooned Honda Civics color with covetousness.
The original 1969 Charger Srt Daytona was designed to win in NASCAR, which it easily did before being handicapped out of actuality by Bill France, who forced Mopar stock auto brigades to run a laughably-small 305ci wedge rather of its born-with 426ci Hemi. Moment, no bone seems to mind that the Daytona was a one- time wonder. In fact, you’d half anticipate any new Daytona to be just that — a one- time wonder. By coming full- circle with a special-edition-hp Dodge Daytona mongrel in the final time of Hemi product in 2024, Dodge could cement its performance character with two bookends from one auto one bookend marking the end of the ICE age and another marking the morning of the EV age.