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2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye: Hellcat possessed by demons



by Jill Ciminillo, Automotive Editor

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9 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye (Sinclair Broadcasting Group / Jill Ciminillo)

I feel like a whole Challenger Lineup is a story of "But wait, there's more."

When Dodge released the Hellcat version of the Challenger in 2015, complete with a red key and 707 horsepower I did not think that they would do that.

Then came the Demon 2017 with 840 hp and a quarter mile sprint of 9.65 seconds. This was a limited edition car with only 3,000 models sold.

So I thought that was the end of a good run.

But wait.

This week, Dodge unveiled its newest high-powered vehicle: The Hellcat Redeye

No, there is not a single up-the-demon. But the Redeye is built with a De-tuned Demon engine and defeated the 2019 Hellcat with 80 hp.

The weakened version of the Demon 6.2-liter Hemi engine will deliver 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque.

And now that the demon is no longer produced, the Redeye becomes the strongest and fastest muscle car. Full stop.

It has a 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.4 seconds and it can complete the quarter mile sprint in 10.8 seconds.

Top speed is 203 mph.

Hellcat, yeah!

The engine is not the only thing the Redeye lends to the Demon. In addition there are the SRT Power Chiller and the After-Run Chiller as well as a larger compressor, reinforced connecting rods and pistons, fast valve train, injection system and improved lubrication system.

Compared to the SRT Hellcat engine Even the Redeye will receive these improvements:

  • a 2.7-liter supercharger
  • an increased boost pressure of 14.5 psi
  • a higher engine speed limit of 6500
  • two two-stage gasoline pumps
  • one larger intake air box with three intake air sources (double snorkel hood, driver's side, air catcher headlamp and intake near the wheel liner)

Pricing was officially announced after the event, including a $ 1,700 gas guzzling tax, the Redeye Version of The Challenger starts at $ 71,350. In comparison, the Base Challenger SXT starts at $ 27,295, and the original Hellcat enters $ 60,350, including the gas guzzler.

The Redeye was to meet the dealers this fall.


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