Angels and Demons have been archenemies for thousands of year and it looks like we could see this rivalry in the automotive industry as well. Moreover, this could be a rivalry under the same brand. It’s no secret that FCA has trademarked the “Angel” nameplate a couple of years ago. So far, we’ve been trying to figure out which type of car this name would be used. There were all kinds of suggestions, from a passenger car to a Pacifica-like minivan. Eventually, it became clear that the answer imposes by itself. The new nameplate will be used for the highest-performance version of Challenger. Or could it be a hi-performance Charger? In any case, it looks like the 2020 Dodge Angel is on the way.
2020 Dodge Angel – Charger or Challenger
This is the thing that bothers fans of the two legendary cars at the moment. On one side, there is the Charger, one of the most iconic muscle cars of all time and also a car that has always been considered as bad guys’ choice. Therefore, the 2020 Dodge Angel brings a special flavor in this case. After all, most reports suggest a new Hellephant engine, and that unit was initially designed for vintage Charger models.
On the other side, there is the Challenger, another icon. Not only that is has a fantastic pony pedigree, but the current model is probably the only modern model that can be considered a muscle car (with all due respect, Mustang and Camaro fans). Also, this model has a great heritage when it comes to special versions in the modern age (read: Hellcat and Demon). Therefore, this seems like a more possible option for most FCA enthusiasts.
2020 Dodge Angel Engine and Specs
It’s not hard to presume that the 2020 Dodge Angel is meant to be all about low ¼-mile times and drag racing in general. Therefore, all looks are pointed at the new Hellephant engine. The new unit has been developed a couple of years ago, as a special engine upgrade option for legendary second-generation Charger. It seems logical to see it under the hood of 2020 Dodge Angel as well.
When it comes to base characteristics of this 426 V8 engine, things are pretty much familiar. You probably think that 7.0 liters in displacement is way too much for modern standards, but benefits from such size are obvious, particularly in terms of torque. In the original version of the engine, max output goes around 1.000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque. Also, this Supercharged V8 engine is available with all kinds of upgrades, such as a powertrain control module, power distribution center, harnesses for the chassis and engine wiring, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, charge-air temperature sensors, and fuel pump control module.
In the case of 2020 Dodge Challenger Angel (or Charger), the max output would probably be slightly lower. Some reports suggest something like 900 or 920 horsepower, which is quite a boost compared to Demon, which is good for about 840 horsepower.
How big are the chances to see Dodge Angel?
It is hard to say if there are any chances to see 2020 Dodge Charger Angel (Challenger Angel) at the moment. At this point, the company is still quiet. Still, there are some things to consider. One of them is the fact that the current generations of two muscle cars will probably remain in production for several more years (some reports suggest until 2023), so the current models will need updates in order to remain competitive. In the past several years, FCA mostly practices updates in terms of adding more power, so the 2020 Dodge Angel looks like a natural thing in this case.
How much would the 2020 Dodge Angel cost?
Definitely a lot. When it comes to the exact numbers, it’s hard to make some more precise predictions. Still, if we consider that the Challenger Demon goes around 85.000 dollars, the new 2020 Dodge Angel could easily hit 100.000 dollars.