The Challenger has always been an important nameplate for Dodge. It first turned up in 1959, as the Coronet Silver Challenger, then returned for a glory run on the 1970-1974 Challenger two-door coupe pony car, a serious entry in the Muscle Car Wars. A less exciting Mitsubishi-built coupe wore the name from 1978 to 1983.
The Challenger returned in 2008 in response to the resurgent Ford Mustang, anticipating the return of the Chevrolet Camaro by one model year — and the new Muscle Car Wars were on. Dodge and SRT have taken the competition very seriously, ramping up power and capability with each passing year, perhaps peaking with the limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which packed the most horsepower (840 hp) of any V8 production car ever to date. Where will the Challenger go next? Here are 10 things to know about the 2019 Challenger.