Last week, we saw Dodge unleash the 720 horsepower Durango SRT Hellcat. With it, the full-size SUV now serves as the most powerful SUV in Dodge’s lineup, beating out the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. However, some might say that it is still not as powerful as the Challenger Hellcat Redeye.
Essentially a ‘toned-down’ Demon Hellcat, the Redeye is now the most powerful iteration of the Challenger Hellcat to date. It cranks out a staggering 807 PS along with a whopping 958 Nm of torque from an upgraded 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8. And now, that very same engine has officially made its way onto its four-door sibling, the Charger.
Two years after the Challenger Hellcat Redeye made its global reveal, the 2020 Charger Hellcat Redeye has been unveiled, and it looks mean as heck. Like its two-door brethren, the most powerful Charger Hellcat is powered by a supercharged V8 that has over 800 PS and nearly 960 Nm of torque. This was made possible thanks to a plethora of upgrades under the hood.
Featuring 'Demon-like' components, the Charger Hellcat Redeye gets a bigger supercharger (2.7-liters versus 2.4-liters), increased boost pressure of 14.5 psi versus 11.6 psi, a higher 6,500 rpm redline compared to the previous 6,200 rpm, two dual-stage fuel pumps, larger airbox, high-strength steel prop shafts, more durable connecting rods and pistons, high-speed valve train, and improved lubrication.
At full throttle, Dodge claims the Charger Hellcat Redeye can consume 5.4-liters of fuel a minute – enough to actually drain the fuel tank in just under 11 minutes. On normal driving conditions, however, the new Hellcat Redeye is capable of averaging around 9.3 km/l. Mated to an eight-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission, this particular Charger can go from 0 – 97 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 325 km/h.
With that kind of power running under the hood, Dodge made sure the Charger Hellcat Redeye came with an improved cooling system to keep the powertrain at optimal temperatures. It even comes with Race Cooldown as standard which keeps the engine's cooling fan and low-temperature circuit coolant pump running even when the engine is shut down. That way, drivers can know when the Charger is at the optimum temperature for another run.
Other features present on the Charger Hellcat Redeye are adaptive damping suspension, two-piece Brembo disc brakes with six-piston calipers, SRT Drive Modes, Launch Assist, Torque Reserve and Line Lock which allows drivers to do burnouts as well as heat up the rear tires.
With Dodge Philippines already offering the Challenger Hellcat Redeye since May 2020, could the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye be on sale here in the future too? If there is a demand for it, then Dodge may oblige and bring it here.