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Dodge kicks off production of Challenger Hellcat Redeye

Dodge kicks off production of Challenger Hellcat Redeye image

Jose Altoveros / Dodge | October 09, 2018 14:50

The first 'baby' Dodge Challenger Demon has rolled out of the factory

After making its world debut earlier this year, Dodge has official started production of the new, more powerful Challenger Hellcat Redeye. Claimed to be the 'most powerful muscle car', the Redeye is built at the Fiat-Chrysler Association's (FCA) Brampton Assembly Plant, located in Ontario, Canada; the same facility where all other Challenger variants are built.

So what's different with the Challenger Hellcat Redeye? For starters, it produces 807 PS and 958 Nm of torque from an upgrade 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 which is mated to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. For reference, the standard Challenger Hellcat already produces 727 PS and 890 Nm of torque.

The upgrade in power comes from a larger supercharger, stronger pistons, con rods, tweaked valvetrain and a higher redline. The result is a 0 to 97 km/h time of just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 327 km/h. On the drag strip, Dodge claims that the Hellcat runs the quarter mile in just 10.8 seconds.

Much like the exterior upgrades on the standard Challenger Hellcat, Dodge fitted a new hood with dual intake vents on the Challenger Hellcat Redeye, paying homage to Dodge muscle cars of the past. It is also available with the wide body kit. To help set the Redeye apart though, it comes with unique visual cues such as new badging and a red-eye emblem on the fender. Inside, there are more unique features such as a new 220 mph (354 km/h) speedometer and Redeye logos all around.

The first batch of 2019 Challenger Hellcat Redeye models are expected to arrive at Dodge dealerships in the US later this year. It is still uncertain whether the Challenger Hellcat Redeye will be offered locally.