The high-octane muscle car era is closing thanks to absurdly high fuel prices and ongoing political pressure. But despite that, Dodge isn’t giving up on making power upgrades for the Dodge Hellcat engines, and the most recent item they have in the works could be an E85 fuel-capable Hellcat Redeye. Of course, the question on everyone’s minds with this information is, how much power will it have? Mopar Insiders decided to probe one of their sources to get a hint at the answer to that very question.
Dodge E85 Hellcat Redeye Horsepower Details
The upcoming newest addition to the Hellcat lineup will be running on E85 fuel, and a reliable source has stated that the E85 Dodge Hellcat won’t be reaching four figures of horsepower. That’s good news for the 1,000 horsepower 7.0-liter Hellephant Hemi V8 crate engine, as it will be able to preserve its rarity. That said, Dodge seems to be playing with a pattern in power output for its various engines.
The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat first debuted in 2015 with 707 horsepower. After that came the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with 808 hp on pump gas (840 on 100+ octane), followed by the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye models and their variants ranging from 807-897 horsepower as seen with the Super Stock model and Stage III Direct Connection kits. Mopar Insiders asked if 909 was a close number, and their source replied with a simple “bingo.”
We could see Dodge removing the tarp on the E85 Hellcat tune on Monday, August 15, after a restful Sunday following Saturday’s Roadkill Nights. If the E85 news is legit, we’re happy to see Dodge giving the Hellcat a proper send-off with a tune that packs a punch and helps owners save money with the cheaper grade fuel. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what the next part of the brand’s Never Lift campaign has in store, but if 909 horsepower is relatively accurate, it’s a great final sendoff for a legendary car.