Hear a 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Roar as It Scorches the Half-Mile
Just listen to it sing the song of its people while it hits 150 mphby Tudor Rus, on LISTEN 02:04
We knew the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye was a beast, we just didn’t get the chance of seeing it devour the half-mile. But since we’re now given that opportunity, we’ll hit replay on this video all day long. And we strongly advise that you do the same.
This Hellcat has a (Red)eye for speed
Did you think the Challenger Hellcat was bonkers? Then you’ll love the Hellcat Redeye, which is essentially a possessed Hellcat that packs 797 horsepower instead of 707 (or 717, for newer Hellcats) and 707 pound-feet of torque routed to the rear axle through and eight-speed automatic transmission.
What’s more, Dodge’s literature says the Redeye will cover the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds provided you know what you’re doing with the throttle and the rear tires don’t vaporize in the process. 0-60 mph takes just 3.4 seconds and top speed is rated at 203 mph.
That’s not bad for a car that tips the scales at 4,443 pounds. And just don’t ask about fuel efficiency. There’s not point in that.
But enough with the PR talk. Let’s see what the Challenger Hellcat Redeye can pull off in real life, shall we? For that, we’ll be using a video posted on YouTube by the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, which shows the 2019 Challenger Redeye shoot for its top speed on a half-mile run.
Yes, the Redeye is quick off the line and blistering fast as it chugs on yard after yard. But there’s something else that creeps into your senses and that’s the mighty sound coming from that supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.
And while it might not have unleashed its full top speed potential - we reckon at least a full mile was needed for that, the Redeye was clocked at 150.7 mph (242.6 kph). Head below to watch the run.
|Engine||Supercharged 6.2-Liter HEMI HELLCAT HIGH OUTPUT V-8|
|Type and Description||90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled|
|Displacement||376 cu. in. (6,166 cu. cm.)|
|Bore x Stroke||4.09 x 3.58 (103.9 x 90.9)|
|Valve System||Pushrod-operated overhead valve, 16 valves with sodium-filled exhausts and hollow stem intakes, 16 hydraulic roller lifters|
|Fuel Injection||Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless|
|Construction||Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers|
|Power (SAE net)||797 HP @ 6,300 RPM with Premium 91 octane fuel|
|Torque (SAE net)||707 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM with Premium 91 octane fuel|
|Max. Engine Speed||6,500 RPM|
|EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/hwy/combined)||13/22/16|
|Transmission||Torqueflite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic|
|0 to 60 mph||3.4 seconds|
|Top Speed||203 mph|
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