Did anyone say that the Dodge Charger could not do any better? It turns out; the SRT Hellcat Redeye is here to break all charges against it. Yes, you heard it right. It appears as if the already performance-heavy, the family sedan is about to get some serious performance upgrades.
In photos is what looks like the upcoming Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. This 797 hp version of the regular Charger SRT Hellcat was first talked about by Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman in a post on Instagram sometime during May 2019.
There were; however, no sources to back up the rumour then. Even the much-awaited debut of the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show did not happen. So the fire did subside. But in 2020, a Dodge advertisement on Facebook created a stir by mentioning the same again. Now, we finally have spy shots of what looks like the could-be 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
Much like the Challenger with the same stage name, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye too will get the same high-output version of the 6.2-litre HEMI V8. The transmission duties will much likely be taken care of by an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which will be a stand-alone option. Besides that, from what can be made out from the spy shots, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye will borrow much of its styling cues from the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
Upfront, it displays the same mail-slot grille and similar wheels. Even the tail-end bears striking similarities, except for the exhaust pipes that are not as smooth and polished. There’s also a significant air intake on the hood to help keep that supercharged engine cool. The widebody design, with the flared fenders and wider tires, further emphasize this Redeye’s similarity to that of the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
Now, a poster from the yet-to-begin So-Cal Spring Festival 15 highlights a blue Charger with a massive hood scoop. The image could very well be an indication of this special vehicle making its debut at the festival. If this were to be accurate, we could expect the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye to go on sale this summer. But is there a need for this Charger? Well, there could very well be. Dodge knows what its customers want, and it always delivers.
Dodge’s vehicles have always been about more power because with more power comes more pride. Its Charger lineup had always undergone changes aspiring from the same. Especially in the year 2020, the Charger lineup has seen some much needed and modern upgrades.
From its first-ever Widebody treatment to being the first Dodge to get an electronically-assisted steering wheel, the Charger has come a long way in pursuit of being the most performance-oriented sedan ever. The Dodge Charger is not done yet.