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SOCIAL MEDIA AD LEAKS UPCOMING DODGE CHARGER HELLCAT REDEYE

Or Was This All Simply A Typo?

Charger Hellcat Redeye

A peculiar Facebook ad from Dodge itself may have tipped the world to yet another performance variant of the ever popular Charger sedan. The ad briefly ran last week, before it was removed, and deputed a white Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat model drifting into a turn. The copy read: “turn some heads with every turn with the aggressive styling of the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye.”

Was this all just a simple mistake from the copy team? Not so, says Mopar Insiders.

According to the outlet, several of their sources claimed that a Charger Hellcat Redeye program is indeed in the works, with a possible reveal targeted for the summertime. This could very well mean that it will happen during FCA’s annual “What’s New” media event at the Chelsea Proving Grounds, such as what the automaker did to reveal the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody. Or, perhaps more appropriately, the four-door muscle car could be revealed during either the Dodge-sponsored Roadkill Nights, or even the 2020 Woodward Dream Cruise. Both events happen in August.

If true, expect the Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye to pack a staggering 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque that will be sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed 8HP90 transmission. Several of the components will likely trickle down from the mighty Dodge Demon, as seen with the Challenger Hellcat Redeye. This would include improved airflow solutions, two dual-stage fuel pumps (instead of one), a higher rpm limit, increased boost pressure, 41-spline half shafts, high strength steel prop shafts, as well as the SRT Power Chiller and After-Run Chiller.

Considering what Dodge is asking for the current Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition (just over $74,000), the 2021 Charger Hellcat Redeye will likely command an even higher premium. Look for a dealers to mark them up upon arrival.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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