The Hellcat version of the Dodge Charger has been around for quite some time now, but as soon as the Challenger Hellcat Redeye was revealed after the Demon was laid to rest, both desire and speculation was the the four-door Charger would eventually follow suit. Based on recent reports and spy photos, we’ve been expecting exactly that. A Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye should debut soon, and a new report from MoparInsiders suggests production will start November 9, 2020 and could be revealed this summer.
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Like the Charger Hellcat, the Charger Hellcat Redeye will only be sold in widebody form. Along with the introduction of the Redeye model, the Charger Hellcat range will get a new hood design with revised intake and cooling vents.
Most of the changes to take the Charger Hellcat to Redeye spec are under the skin. Like the Challenger Hellcat Redeye, the Charger will get an upgraded 797 hp 6.2 liter supercharged Hellcat V8, strengthened eight speed automatic transmission, increased rev limiter (6,500, up from 6,200), dual stage fuel pumps, SRT power and after run chiller, and strengthened prop shafts. Several of these components are pulled from the 840 horsepower Challenger Demon, which was laid to rest after a single year, and replaced by the Challenger Hellcat Redeye.
Because all Charger SRT Hellcat models are expected to get the updated hood, Redeye specific badging will probably be the only way to tell the models apart. With the reported production timetable, order books for the super sedan should open up in October. So, if you’re in the market for a 797 horsepower family sedan, be sure to watch this space in the coming weeks.
The LX-platform Dodge Charger and Challenger have aged like fine wine over the years, but the sun is setting on this legendary generation of muscle cars. What comes after will likely take place around 2023, and will likely utilize electrification in some form.