Pricing for the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the latest almsman of the automaker’s supercharged V8, has been accepted today, aloof in case you bare the “most able and fastest banal auto in the world” on your driveway. Announced in July, the newest Hellcat Redeye packs 797 application from the agent aftermost apparent in the discontinued Challenger SRT Demon.
The Demon was a bound assembly run aback for the 2018 archetypal year, but the agent itself – article Dodge has fabricated acceptable use of in assorted forms over the years – was too acceptable to leave absolutely retired. 6.2-liters of supercharged HEMI V8, it’s now acquainted to bear a ample 707 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm.
A TorqueFlite HP90 eight-speed manual is standard, as is an upgraded torque convertor in adjustment to accouter all that power. Compared to the accepted Charger SRT Hellcat, Dodge says, the new Hellcat Redeye delivers an 18-percent access in torque multiplication. Meanwhile the supercharger is larger, and there are stronger abutting rods and pistons, forth added changes.
Outside, the Widebody is standard, abacus 3.5-inches of amplitude forth with broader auto and tires. 20 x 11 inch Lightweight Carbon Black auto are shod in Pirelli 305/35ZR20 rubber, with all-season achievement tires as accepted and three-seasons versions available.
There’s a new hood, with a anatomic awning beat that’s now closed to the air box, while the mail-slot grille in the advanced fascia delivers cooling to the radiator. Dodge has additionally broke the A/C’s refrigerant to advice air-conditioned off the calefaction exchanger, and there’s a able driveshaft too.
The aftereffect is a four-door auto that’s acceptable for 203 mph, and which can do a quarter-mile in 10.6 abnormal and hit 129 mph. Compared tot he Charger SRT Hellcat, the 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye can run 1.2 abnormal faster on a 2.1 mile alley course. That, Dodge says, is about 7 car lengths afterwards a distinct lap.
The question, of course, is aloof how continued Dodge can accumulate massaging college and college ability abstracts – and faster and faster beef cars – from its range. All the way aback in January 2019 we were audition babble of a amalgam Hellcat, with Dodge advisers acceptance that the autograph was on the bank for absolutely internal-combustion cars. With EVs now carrying able-bodied quantities of torque themselves, and added than able of assuming their heels to gasoline achievement cars in a beeline line, there’s no artifice that electrification does feel like the future.
Those afraid to accord up displacement will acquisition the 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye in dealerships from aboriginal 2021. Orders accessible in September, with appraisement advertence at $78,595 (plus $1,495 destination).