STANDARD 2021 DODGE CHARGER HELLCAT GETS BUMPED TO 717 HP

Even The Regular Hellcat Gets Improvements

Dodge Charger Hellcat
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If you’re a muscle car fan but need four doors, the Dodge Charger has been your car. Dodge has just introduced the all-new 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye to sit at the top of the Charger range, and it’s a crazy 797 hp monster. But if that level is too intimidating, or the price is out of budge, Dodge still sells the “standard” Charger SRT Hellcat. Best of all, it gets some updates for 2021, with the main highlight being a 10 horsepower bump in overall power.

If you want a Charger with a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, 717 hp is the entry power figure. This keeps it in line with the Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. Like 2020, the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat will be widebody only. Its two-door Challenger Hellcat sibling is offered in regular or widebody configuration.

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Also for 2021, the Charger Hellcat gets the updated hood introduced on the Redeye. This means, appearance wise, the only way to tell the difference between the two models is the actual red eye on the Hellcat badge. Hellcat owners will probably appreciate this, while Redeye owners may want something that shows their extra power.

All Charger Hellcats get Adaptive Damping Suspension with Bilstein dampers that give three suspension settings. Brembo brakes, six piston up front, bring the heavy beast to a halt. Hellcats also get Launch Control, and Launch Assist. The latter was introduced on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and limits torque on launch to prevent wheel hop. There’s also Line Lock, which holds the front brakes alone for the ultimate supercharged Hellcat burnouts.

With the power bump and tech, the standard Charger Hellcat completes the quarter mile in 10.96 seconds at 125 mph, before going on to a 196 mph top speed.

Dodge Charger Hellcat
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2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat models are available in 13 exterior colors, with a few appearance packs. The Satin Black Appearance Pack is available Scat Pack and up, and gives a satin black hood, roof, and deck lid spoiler. The Hellcat-exclusive dual full length center stripes are available in red, blue, silver, Gunmetal Gray or Carbon.

While the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye is getting all the attention, and rightfully so, the standard Hellcat is still an insane muscle car you shouldn’t glance over.

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Written by Sam George

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