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NowCar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Is Real

Written By, Jordan R

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye was something else. Powered by a supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 engine, this baby was able to generate up to 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque if you’re using the right colored key. Paired up with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the driver only needs to focus on the wheel and the road ahead. With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) slowly churning out more eco-friendly and plug-in hybrid vehicles, it’s only a matter of time until muscle car automaker Dodge puts up headstones for its vast powertrain lineup. Before that happens, Dodge is doing everything to live out its glory days with a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat in production and soon, a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye.

That’s right – all 797 horsepower is coming to a sedan. Normally thought to be a family car, the Dodge Charger has earned the right to be called a muscle car in its own right. If sharing high-end performance powertrains with its sibling, the Dodge Challenger, didn’t convince people, purring a Widebody on the Charger sure will, and that’s what consumers can do with the Widebody package on the 2020 Dodge Charger. Dodge was so thrilled with this idea, the automaker also released a special new limited-edition Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona model as well.

Now, the same power of the Redeye is coming to the Dodge Charger, and we’re sure fans couldn’t be happier. Let’s look at the past few years for Dodge and its high-performance vehicles. The Dodge Challenger got the SRT Hellcat Widebody, the SRT Demon, and the SRT Hellcat Redeye in just a few years – consecutively, too. We know the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was a short-lived bust, but the Redeye had just enough Demon DNA to make it practical. Surely the Dodge Charger could handle the same high-performance parts.

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye definitely gets a boost thanks to some new components. Under the hood is a 2.7-liter IHI Supercharger that’s further improved with an SRT Power Chiller™ and After-Run Chiller. Behind that is a 6.2-liter HEMI High-Output V-8 engine, able to generate 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque at an RPM limit of 6,500 RPM. This time around, a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission system is tied to the engine to allow consumers the ability to manually shift gears. Two dual-stage fuel pumps have been equipped, the boost pressure has increased from 11.6 PSI to 14.5 PSI, and torque has also been improved with high-strength steel prop shifts and 41-Spline Half-Shafts that increase torque by 35-percent.

“(Dodge fans) quickly noticed that the scales were tipped in the favor of the Challenger and not as much in favor of the Charger. So today is step one in rectifying that.” – Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America

The Dodge Charger has always been a muscle car in disguise. If Dodge is going to start producing plug-in hybrids, there’s only one way to go out, and that’s with a bang! The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is said to start production in November. Keep up with us on NowCar social media to find out when orders open up for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye.

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