2019 Dodge Demon SRT Hellcat Redeye 797HP Review & Changes – The quarter-mile-crushing SRT Demon may be gone, but the current 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup retains lots of muscle. Seemingly not seeking to enable a very good engine go to waste materials, Dodge is dropping the Demon’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 into a new Challenger model: the 2019 SRT Hellcat Redeye. Sporting red eyes in its Hellcat badges to show that it is been had by the Demon (or maybe just had to withstand a late-night air travel), the Redeye boasts 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. That’s a bit under the Demon’s 808 hp and 717 lb-ft (or 840 hp and 770 lb-ft on 100-octane racing fuel), nevertheless it still makes the Redeye engine the most powerful V8 at the moment in production, in accordance to Dodge. It is also much more powerful than several supercars.
The Redeye delivers supercar-level performance, too. Dodge claims it is going to do to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, run the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 131 mph, and get to a top speed of 203 mph. Note that the quarter-mile time is applicable only to the Widebody version, which adds larger auto tires and fender flares to cover them. The standard version requires .3 seconds longer.
Dodge also revamped some pre-existing Challenger models for 2019. The SRT Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 now makes 717 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque, up from 707 hp and 650 lb-ft. The Hellcat Widebody can run the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds at 127 mph and shirts out at 195 mph, based to Dodge. The standard version is a bit slower in the quarter mile (11.2 seconds at 125 mph) but has a better top speed of 199 mph. Both SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye get some of the Demon’s electronic methods, including launch control, launch assist, and line lock, which hair the front brakes for easy burnouts. The Challenger’s main competition, the Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Camaro, each offer you that feature as effectively. The Hellcats go for the Demon’s Torque Arrange system, which assists construct up the supercharger’s boost although the car is staged at the line for a quarter-mile move.
The Widebody option is now also available on the lower-level Challenger R/T Scat Pack model. The Scat Pack sports a 6.4-liter by natural means aspirated Hemi V8 making 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Dodge also included launch control, launch assist, and line lock for 2019, as effectively as retuned suspension, and a rear spoiler removed from the Hellcat. Dodge also made some styling adjustments across the lineup, such as a retro dual-snorkel hood for the Hellcat models inspired by its 1960s and 1970s muscle cars.
Dodge will also continue promoting Challenger variants with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 which will slot beneath the Scat Pack in price. Dodge expects to start delivering 2019 Challengers to car dealerships later on this year. Prices start at $27,295 for a base V6 SXT model, while the Hellcat Redeye begins at $71,350, based to Motor Power. The latter price involves a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but it is still substantially more affordable than the $86,090 starting price of the one-year-only Demon.