Dodge and SRT (Street & Racing Technology) are known for creating high horsepower cars that leave burnout tire marks that last for a quarter mile, and owners are known to carry six pairs of tires for the dragstrip. In all seriousness, though, if you remember the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and thought it couldn’t get any better, you’re wrong. As of early October of 2018, 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeyes have been rolling off the production line and into dealerships very soon. Oh, and did we forget to mention that these Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeyes have 797 horsepower?
Under the fully functional dual snorkel hood that pays homage to the brand’s classic muscle cars lies a supercharged 6.2L HEMI high-output V-8 engine that was derived from the already face melting 2018 Challenger SRT Demon. The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is currently the most powerful, fastest, and quickest muscle car, reaching 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, setting a quarter mile time in 10.8 seconds at 210 km/h, and has a top speed of 325 km/h.
There are a few details that set the Redeye apart from the other Challenger SRT Hellcats, and they come in the form of new badging and red eye designs on the fenders, instrument panel, key fob, and supercharger housing. On the inside, you get a new 220 mph speedometer (352 km/h) and Redeye logo splash screen. So, in reality, the only way to tell if the car behind you is a Redeye is either to let it go past you, which it will, or try to stay side-by-side to see the side badging, which you probably won’t be able to do either.
So for those looking for the ultimate drag strip machine, look no further as the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye starts at USD 71,350 (P3,870,000). Steep for a muscle car? Maybe, but with performance numbers like that, the Redeye plays in the territory of cars that cost much more. So prepare to see more YouTube videos of Redeyes and Hellcats proving that there is no replacement for displacement, defeating cars left and right.