Dodge’s latest highest-performing Challenger is a true beast injected with some of the Dodge Demon’s DNA.
For 2019 Dodge has an updated Challenger muscle car. The top trim level is a new version of its venerable Hellcat called the Hellcat Redeye. The idea behind the Redeye is that the Dodge Demon from 2018 has possessed the Hellcat, turning it into even more of a beastly monster.
The car takes everything the Hellcat was and amplifies it. While the Redeye might not be able to sprint a quarter mile quite as fast as a Demon, it’s still a bonafide badass muscle car and has some impressive stats of its own. Here are five facts about the Hellcat Redeye any muscle car enthusiast needs to know.
1. It has a Demon engine that makes 797 horsepower
If you wanted the Demon engine’s power but missed out on buying one of the cars, don’t worry. You can get almost all of that power from essentially the same engine in the Hellcat Redeye. The engine in the Redeye has a few changes to it that give the car its horsepower and torque numbers. The special dual-snorkel hood, which is new for 2019, is one of the changes. it functions as the intake for the engine, allowing the big supercharged mill to breathe easily.
The burly 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine makes a whopping 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque. That’s a significant bump up from the standard Hellcat, which for 2019 has an engine that makes 717 hp. The standard hellcat is more powerful than previous years thanks to the same dual-snorkel hood intake system as the Hellcat redeye, but the Redeye’s engine is more powerful overall.
If you remember the Dodge Demon’s stats, then you’ll note that the Redeye comes up short of the Demon’s 840 hp (when using the proper fuel). Still, 797 hp is an insane number and more than most people will ever be able to actually use.