Clayton Seams: Surely, cars aren’t forever. They’ve been our go-to mode of personal transport for over a century, but it’s inevitable that the car as we know it, especially gasoline-powered ones, will eventually fade away to make room for a newer form of personal transport. It likely won’t fully happen in another 50, or maybe even 100 years, but surely, it will happen. And when it does, and all the cars are relegated to air-conditioned museums with marble floors, we’ll still talk about the Dodge Challenger Hellcat — the last of the dinosaurs, the car that thumbed its supercharger at convention and threw caution (and tire smoke) to the wind. This is a car for the ages.
Specifically the ages of 5 to 15 because principally, the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a car for children — and childish adults. It has angry cat badges on it, it comes in purple, lime green, bright blue and a handful of other loud colours, and it’s the size of a wooly mammoth. But this isn’t just any run-of-the-mill, 717-horsepower Hellcat. No, this purple people-eater (and tire-shredder) has the $18,000 Redeye package, which bumps output from its supercharged 6.2-litre Hemi V8 engine to an insane 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. But what else do you get for your money?
Nick Tragianis: First thing’s first — although you may think FCA treats the Hellcat Redeye as its own model, and indeed FCA markets it that way — it’s technically an option package on top of the “regular” Hellcat. It certainly isn’t cheap, but it comes with a laundry list of goodies all in the name of more speed. For instance, the 2.7-litre supercharger (the largest available on any production car, by the way), is larger than the Hellcat’s 2.4L unit and provides more boost; 14.5 psi in the Redeye vs. 11.6 in the standard car. You also get a higher redline, two fuel pumps, and two final drive ratios — our tester was equipped with the 2.62:1 ratio — plus a few bits off the Challenger Demon, including its Torque Reserve feature, Power and After-Run Chillers, and beefed-up prop shafts, to name a few. Unlike the standard Hellcat, the Redeye is only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Subscribe for more! – https://bit.ly/2jH1GkM Consider my detail brand! – https://pattersoncarcare.com/ The Dodge brand in the performance industry has had a massive turnaround. The Charger Hellcat,Challenger Hellcat, and Dodge Demon changed the game when it came to out of the box horsepower figures compared to the rest of the world.
There’s an old joke: You ask, “What’s the difference between an elephant and an ant?” The mark answers, “I don’t know, what’s the difference?” You reply, “Come on, you don’t know the difference between an elephant and an ant?” News flash: The Ferrari 812 Superfast is a much better automobile than the Dodge Challenger Hellcat
While a majority of automakers are looking toward the future, Dodge is mostly planted in the past. That’s a compliment, by the way. After launching the retro-cool Challenger in 2008, Dodge has managed to keep it fresh more than a decade later, and the latest example is this absolutely insane SRT Hellcat Redeye.