Dodge Reveals the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye to Continue the Demon’s Legacy
A followup to last year's Dodge Demon, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye also places on emphasis on supercharged performance
Unfortunately, if you haven’t obtained a Dodge Demon vehicle of your own by this point, then you have missed your chance. Dodge recently auctioned off the final Demon alongside the final Dodge Viper.
Still, the drag-racing Demon generated so much hype leading up to its release that Dodge wanted to honor its legacy. That’s where the latest model in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat lineup enters the picture: the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
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Dodge describes the Hellcat Redeye as being possessed by the Dodge Demon. This is artistically represented by a Hellcat emblem with glowing red eyes, hence the name of the model.
Still, the legacy of the Dodge Demon is found throughout the new Hellcat model. The Demon’s presence is most prominent for the Redeye’s powertrain.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye comes equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 engine. While not quite reaching the Demon’s performance output of 840 horsepower, it does come pretty close, producing 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque.
The new model also comes close to matching the Demon’s performance out on the drag strip. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, and it races a quarter mile of 10.8 seconds.
The Hellcat line as a whole is also set to receive several performance upgrades. The power output of the standard 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been increased to 717 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque.
Each Hellcat model will now include a dual-snorkel hood. This accessory not only pays homage to past muscle cars like the 1971 Dodge Demon, but also maximizes air intake.
Other updates for the Challenger lineup include standard high-performance suspension for the R/T and GT RWD models. Features like a power-bulge aluminum hood are now features available with the R/T Scat Pack.
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The standard 2019 Dodge Challenger will cost $27,295. Hellcat models possess a pricetag of $58,650.
As for the Hellcat Redye, enthusiasts can expect to pay $69,650 for the vehicle. It’s set to arrive on dealership lots during the fourth quarter.