The Detroit automaker gave the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat a Redeye treatmen, which does not only features more power, but also additional cooling and performance. If a lot is good, more is better.
Dodge took the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine from the Challenger Redeye and dropped it under the hood of the Charger, complete with its 797 HP and 707 lb-ft (958 Nm) of torque.
Dodge says the Charger Redeye will run a 10.6-second pass, reaching 129 mph in the process. 0-60 mph falls in the mid-3-second range, and if you want to turn laps on a road course, the Redeye holds a 1.2-second advantage over the plebian Hellcat on a 2.1-mile road course. Dodge doesn’t specify what kind of tires were used for these numbers, but the Redeye comes stock with 305/35ZR-20 Pirelli all-seasons. It is a family sedan after all.
The power is still handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission, but it does gain an upgraded torque converter to handle the extra twist. High-strength steel prop shafts and 41-spline half shafts offer increased torque capacity over the Hellcat. The suspension and braking systems remain Hellcat-spec with standard Adaptive Damping, SRT drive modes, line lock, and beefy 15.7-inch Brembo brakes up front.
The interior of the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye comes with Laguna leather seats that can be optionally dressed partly with Alcantara. Both the seats and the console also feature silver stitching, with the cabin decorated with Light Black Chrome accents, a 220-mph red speedometer, and plenty of SRT Hellcat Redeye logos scattered around.
Standard equipment includes adaptive suspension, Launch Assist and Launch Control, Torque Reserve -which prefills the intake with boost-, and of course Line Lock for easy and risk-free burnouts.
The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye will become available for order this fall, with the first cars scheduled to arrive in dealerships in early 2021.