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<p class = "Canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Just as you thought With Dodges slashing wild cat fever – with the last 840-hp Challenger SRT Demon ever built, auctioning off this week – the Mopar crew are taking the wraps off yet another wacky twist on the aging Two-Door Muscle Car and Gentlemen, meet the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with 797 hp. Sheesh. "daten-reactid =" 23 "> Oh jeez. Just when you thought that Dodge's wild cat fever is coming to an end ̵
Dodge summoned 90 more horses from the 6.2-liter Hellcat engine by throwing a handful of demon parts at the thing. The Redeye gets the huge 2.7-liter compressor of the Demon with up to 14.5 psi boost, double two-stage gasoline pumps and the SRT Power Chiller, which uses the car's air conditioning system to cool the intake air. Reinforced pistons and connecting rods take over the increased thrust; A revised valve train leaves the engine at a maximum of 6500 rpm. Turn around, 300 more than the standard Hellcat, and an improved fuel delivery system will make sure this beast never gets thirsty. The Redeye makes 707 lb-ft of torque, and is available exclusively with the TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission with specific calibration.
While you would be excused to believe that this car is named after leftover coffee with ham left over, the model is referred to by the red eyeball on the Hellcat Angry Kitty logo.
Surprisingly, Dodge will offer the Redeye in both widebody and standard width configurations. With widebody's 305-inch Pirelli P-Zero tires, the Redeye will achieve a 0-60-fold time of 3.4 seconds, a 10.8-second mile with 131 mph and a top speed of 203 mph. Those who opt for the narrow Redeye with its 275-wide tires will drive the quarter-mile by three-tenths of a second slower.
That is, if they can ever get their cars to connect. You know how hard it is to get 275s traction in a normal Hellcat? In a word, it is impossible. Throwing 90 more horses and 57 pounds more made things even smoother. Truly, the world will soon run out of tires.
So you think Dodge saved all its craziness for the Redeye, do not worry: The "normal" Hellcat gets a 10 hp, 6 lb-ft boost until 717 and 656 respectively. The non-Redeye model is promised to run a 10.9-second quarter-mile at 127 mph in wide-body trimming, 11.2 at 125 with the bonnet. The narrow-body Hellcat has one advantage: it gets a factory-claimed 199 miles per hour, compared to 195 for its fat-sprung twin. All 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat gets the new dual-snorkel bonnet, paying homage to Mopar muscle cars of the 1970s.
Not to mention the naturally aspirated Challenger R / T Scat Pack (with 485 hp and 475 lb-ft) can now use the Big Boy Fender Flares, 305-Wide Tires on 20-inch wheels and the previous Hellcat exclusive power bulge hood with heat exhaust. Basically, it's a 2018 Hellcat widebody in Lookalike, just without the supercharger. As of 2019, all Challenger Hellcat and Scat Pack models will have the option "Clear Back Seat", formerly reserved for Demon only.
On the four-door side of things, the Dodge Charger lineup gets a new rear-wheel drive, V6-powered GT model that does not interest you. R / T Scat Pack and Hellcat versions get Launch Assist, Line Lock and a new grille, while the Hellcat models also feature Torque Reserve (which boosts the buoyancy of the compressor when you start for a Drag Racing) and After-Run Chiller (which ( 19459003) <p class = "Canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" Type = "text" content = " You may also like "data-reactid =" 77 "> You may also like