Fiat Chrysler Automobiles rolls some new muscle for 2019 with an allusion to the mighty Dodge Demon.
The highlight is the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with 797 hp, which the company presented on Thursday at its Chelsea Proving Grounds.
"I want to say it's a Hellcat t It's been possessed by a demon," said Steve Beahm, head of car brands for FCA North America.
Fiat Chrysler says it took advantage of the performance of the turbocharged Hemi Demon V8 that powered the limited-edition Challenger SRT Demon, which recently finished its production run boost the Hellcat Redeye. The Demon, one of the most powerful production cars of all time, had 840 horsepower.
Fiat Chrysler says the new Hellcat Redeye with its 6.2-liter V-8 and an eight-speed engine creates a torque of 707 pounds transmission. It can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 203 mph.
"Like its demon brothers, it has 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger, reinforced connecting rods and pistons, high-speed valve train, fuel injection system and improved lubrication system," the company said in a new issue.
The car draws intake air from three sources, including a new double-snorkel bonnet and driver-side air-catcher headlamps and intake near the wheel liner, the release said.
Fuel consumption can vary widely.
At full throttle, the Dodge Challenger SRT consumes Hellcat Redeye's 1.4 gallons of fuel per minute – enough to drain the tank in less than to empty for 11 minutes, Fiat Chrysler said. Still, it's still rated at 22 mpg on the highway.
Prices have not yet been released, but Beahm said it would cost around $ 70,000 and be available in the fourth quarter of this year.
Unlike the demon, the Hellcat Redeaye will be widely available.
"We will make it available to all, rather than just a few," said Beahm. For Charger, the company promises six "stand-alone models with Attitude infusion" the 707-horsepower V-8 Charger SRT Hellcat and a 303-horsepower V-6 all-wheel drive SXT.
The Hellcat comes with a new grille with two inlets as well as standard features such as jump start, after-run cooler and torque reserve.
"Despite a shift toward commercial vehicles in the United States over the past decade, the Dodge Charger and the Challenger continue to follow the trend," Said Beahm in a press release. "Charger is well on its way to leading the big car segment in the United States for the fifth time in a row in 2018, and we want to keep this chain alive by updating the product to meet the performance and performance demanded by our customers deliver."
Charger Dealer orders begin this month and vehicles will be available in the third quarter.
Read or Share this story: https://usat.ly/2tD11DJ