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The Redeye is dominating the muscle market If you’re a true gearhead, you’re likely fully aware of the 2020 Dodge…
The Redeye is dominating the muscle market
If you’re a true gearhead, you’re likely fully aware of the 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. You probably read everything in print or online about it, trying to soak up every tantalizing morsel about this monstrous machine. Dodge brought back the muscle car in a big way when it blew everyone away in 2015 with the 707 horsepower beast of the Hellcat. It looked mean. It looked cool. It was unbelievably fast and powerful.
Then in 2019, they upped their game even more with the introduction of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. This demonic muscle car came in two body styles, the regular one with 275/40/20 tires, and the widebody style version with 305/35/20 tires.
The Redeye blew the doors off everyone with its supercharged HEMI high-output 6.2-liter V8 engine, which boasts a raging 797 horsepower and a whopping 707 lb-ft of torque. This impressive engine is paired with the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with it. The available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters make you feel one with the road.
Dodge Hellcat Redeye Details
Imagine all that power, all yours, out on the street.
Most folks are interested in the mechanics of the Redeye above all. There are three driving modes available in the Hellcat Redeye, for true customizable handling control. The modes are simply, Full On, Full Off, or Partial Off.
Of course, with all that crazy speed and pumped-up power, you need some high-quality brakes. With the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, you’ll find standard the Brembo Six-Piston Brake System. This braking system consists of two-piece rotors with 6-piston calipers and measure at 15.4 inches or 390-mm. The rear features 4-piston Brembo brakes.
That sounds great, but what can this beast actually do? Well, how about a blistering run up to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds? Or maybe you’re curious about those quarter-mile times? The Dodge Hellcat Redeye will come in at 10.8 seconds, at 131 mph.
OK, then what about just a raw, all-out run? he Hellcat Redeye gives you a top speed of 203 mph. Imagine all that power, all yours, out on the street. It’s a temptation that is impossible for most to deny but be careful. That power is no joke, and you’d best be a real, experienced speed demon to drive one to its full ability.
Hellcat Redeye Features
Now that the meaty, mechanical details have been covered, let’s look at the exterior and interior features. First off, the paint choices for the Redeye include Pitch Black, Granite, Triple Nickel, and IndiGo Blue, as well as Octane Red, TorRed, Go Mango, and F8 Green. Or go for the aptly named White Knuckle.
You can get high-performance leather seating with the Hellcat Redeye logo emblazoned on with premium accent stitching, and enjoy ventilated and heated front seats. But even with all the power this demonic ride packs, you can still bring along the fam with seating for up to five.
The sweet-looking 7-inch driver information cluster display gives you such info as your 0-60 stats, a lap timer, and turn-by-turn navigation info. Want to blast some tunes while tearing up the road? Then you’ll appreciate the available premium sound system from Harman Kardon with its wicked 900 watts of sound pumping through 2 subwoofers and 18 speakers.
While no one is a fortune teller here, there’s plenty of reason to believe that these cars will hold their value, and most likely increase in worth over the years to come. And in the meantime, you can enjoy the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye for what it was created for; hella intense driving experiences!
The Redeye is exactly what those old Mopar Guys and younger gearheads alike were pining away for; A return to true American Muscle cars with today’s speed and handling innovations. The Redeye doesn’t just look cool, mean and fast; it is truly all those things and more.
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