Dodge builds a crazy top-end variant of Challenger
Dodge has revealed a radical take on its Challenger supercar series. Called Challenger SRT Redeye and packing an engine churning out 808 hp (603 kW) and 958 Nm (707 lb·ft) of torque, the vehicle will be the fastest and strongest in the family. Prices are pending.
Technically, the SRT Hellcat Redeye gets the same engine as the Challenger Demon, but with a number of slight improvements. There is a new turbocharger, stronger pistons and rods, a new fuel pump and a better valve train. The higher resulting ignition pressure means the engine can now rev up to 6,500 RPM.
The newcomer takes 3.4 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h (60 mph) and offers a top going speed exceeding 320 km/h (200 mph). If you are already looking forward to trying this out, please keep in mind that in this mode the vehicle consumes over 5 liters of gasoline per minute (sic!). This means the top acceleration causes it to go from full to empty in 11 minutes.
In terms of equipment, the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has Brembo brakes, adaptive suspension, launch control, and line lock (used for burnouts). A matte-black spoiler wing, 20-inch rims and a wide-body kit including new wheel arches, bumpers, sills and hood moldings are all separately available. The coupe becomes 90 mm (3.5”) wider with the kit installed.