Bridging the gap between the Hellcat and the Demon

Introduced for the 2015 model year, the Challenger Hellcat stunned the muscle car market through its powerful engine and impressive performance. Dodge took things to a new level with the Demon in 2017, when it introduced a series of segment-first features. Come 2018, and FCA launched a new model that bridges the gap between the impressive Hellcat and the absolutely evil Demon. Meet the Hellcat Redeye!

While not as menacing as the Demon performance-wise, the Redeye borrows numerous drivetrain features from the drag-prepped coupe. It’s also significantly more powerful than the regular Hellcat and obviously faster. What’s the purpose of this car with the Hellcat already more powerful than the competition? Well, the Challenger is pretty long in the tooth and Dodge is probably trying to keep things interesting before the next-generation muscle car arrives. Let’s find out what makes the Hellcat Redeye special in the review below.

Continue reading for to learn more about the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    797 @ 6300
  • Torque @ RPM:
    707 @ 4500
  • Displacement:
    6.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    203 mph
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • size:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye official video

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Exterior

  • Dual-snorkel engine hood
  • Optional Widebody package
  • Stripe package
  • Special badges
  • 20-inch wheels
  • New rear spoiler
  • Not too different from the regular Hellcat
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It takes a good eye and a closer look at the details to see what makes the Redeye stand out

It takes a good eye and a closer look at the details to see what makes the Redeye stand out, because this new trim is very similar to the standard Hellcat. Not to mention that some of the new features on the Redeye were also added to the Hellcat.

First up, there’s a newly designed dual-snorkel engine hood. This feature allows more air into the supercharged engine, but it’s also a tribute to late-1960s to early-1970s muscle cars. The stripe packages have also been altered to enhance the dual-snorkel design. Available colors include carbon and gunmetal.

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Just like the regular Hellcat, the Redeye can be ordered with the optional Widebody package

Just like the regular Hellcat, the Redeye can be ordered with the optional Widebody package that adds 3.5 inches to the width of the car for a more planted stance. The muscle car also gets a new, optional satin black spoiler that’s wider and longer than the old element. The Redeye also comes with bespoke badges. The one on the front fenders has a sinister, red, jewel-like eye, while the SRT emblem on the Supercharger housing features a Redeye logo.

The standard 20-inch are finished in gloss black, but you can have them finished in Brass Monkey. The Widebody Package gives access to optional split-five-spoke, 20-inch "Devil’s Rim" rollers made from forged aluminum.

Dodge also added a new exterior color called Triple Nickel. Otherwise, the palette remains unchanged and includes options like B5 Blue, Go Mango, Octane Red, Plum Crazy, and Yellow Jacket.

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase 116.2 Inches
Track, Front 64.0 Inches
Track, Rear 63.7 Inches
Overall Length 197.5 Inches
Overall Width 85.4 Inches
Overall Height 57.5 Inches

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Interior

  • Optional leather/Alcantara packages
  • Embroidered logos
  • Rear-seat delete option
  • 220-mph speedo
  • Redeye splash screen
2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Interior
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Unlike the Hellcat, the Redeye can be ordered with a rear-seat delete, just like the Demon

The Redeye’s interior is identical to the Hellcat’s save for a few minor changes. It comes with the same Houndstooth cloth performance seats as standard, plus three available upholstery options. There’s Nappa leather/Alcantara with embroidered SRT Hellcat logo with the Plus Package, Laguna leather with embossed SRT Hellcat logo with the Laguna Leather Package, and Laguna leather/Alcantara with embossed SRT Hellcat logo with the Alcantara Appearance Package. Unlike the Hellcat, the Redeye can be ordered with a rear-seat delete, just like the Demon.

The muscle car also features a signature, leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with a backlit SRT logo and paddle shifters and red gauges on each side of the seven-inch display screen. The latter includes the familiar performance timers and a Hellcat logo splash screen at start-up. However, while the regular Hellcat has a 200-mph speedometer, the Redeye’s features a 220-mph limit. Also, the display has a Redeye logo splash screen.

Other new features for the Hellcat that are also found in the Redeye include silver seat and console stitching, light black chrome accents, and a gunmetal grey SRT Hellcat dashboard badge. The latter also has a Redeye logo, as does the key fob.

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Interior Dimensions

Front Rear
Headroom 39.3 Inches 37.1 Inches
Legroom 42.0 Inches 33.1 Inches
Shoulder room 58.5 Inches 53.9 Inches
Hip room 55.3 Inches 47.8 Inches
SAE rear seat volume index 37.9 cu. ft.
Total Interior Volume 93.9 cu. ft.
SAE Cargo Volume 16.2 cu. ft.
EPA Interior Volume Index 110.136 cu. ft.
Trunk Lift-­over Height 33.2

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Drivetrain

  • Supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8
  • 797 horsepower
  • 707 pound-feet
  • Demon drivetrain components
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds
  • Top speed at 203 mph
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The mill is rated at 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque, which accounts for an 80-horsepower and 151-pound-foot increase over the Hellcat

Under the hood of the Hellcat Redeye lurks the familiar supercharged, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine. However, the unit is taken from the Demon instead of the Hellcat, thus it features a significant amount of upgrades. The mill is rated at 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque, which accounts for an 80-horsepower and 151-pound-foot increase over the Hellcat. The latter also got a mild upgrade for 2019, with power up from 707 to 717 horsepower and torque up from 650 to 656 pound-feet. Compared to the Demon, the Redeye lost only 11 horsepower and 63 pound-feet.

Power is routed to the rear wheels through the same eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, but Dodge upgraded the torque converter, which now delivers an 18-percent increase in torque multiplication when compared to the standard Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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Compared to the Demon, the Redeye lost only 11 horsepower and 63 pound-feet

Upgrades from the Demon include a larger, 2.7-liter supercharger, which is also the largest blower of any production car, increased boost pressure from 11.6 to 14.5 psi, an rpm limit increase from 6,200 to 6,500 rpm, two dual-stage fuel pumps instead of one, and a larger induction air box.

It also has the Torque Reserve feature, which delivers up to 3.9 psi of boost at launch and up to 55 percent more engine torque. High-strength steel prop shafts provide a 15-percent increase in torque capacity, while the new half shafts add a further 20 percent.

As a new-for-2019 feature, the Redeye is available with two final drive ratios, a standard 2.62:1 and an optional 3.09:1. The latter delivers enhanced launch capability.

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Charging from 0 to 60 mph takes 3.4 seconds, two tenths quicker than the regular Hellcat

The Redeye also gained the Demon’s Power Chiller, which divers the air-conditioning refrigerant from the interior cabin to a chiller unit mounted by the low-temperature circuit coolant pump. The is thus further cooled and lower the intake air temperature even more to improve performance. The After-Run Chiller minimizes head soak effect, helping the engine stay in optimum operating temperature.

Performance-wise, the Redeye is a bit quicker than the Hellcat. The standard Redeye completes the quarter-mile in 11.1 seconds at 131 mph, a tenth-second quicker and six mph faster than the Hellcat. The Widebody version needs 10.8 seconds at 131 mph, also a tenth-second quicker and four mph faster than the Hellcat Widebody. Charging from 0 to 60 mph takes 3.4 seconds, two tenths quicker than the regular Hellcat. Top speed increased from 199 to 203 mph. Unlike the Hellcat, adding the Widebody package doesn’t reduce top speed.

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Drivetrain Specifications

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
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
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

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Suspension and Brakes

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The Hellcat Redeye rides on the same Adaptive Damping Suspension as the Hellcat, which includes SRT-tuned Bilstein dampers

The Hellcat Redeye rides on the same Adaptive Damping Suspension as the Hellcat, which includes SRT-tuned Bilstein, three-mode dampers which vary between sporty and comfortable to firm from race-inspired handling. An electric power steering system makes steering easier in a variety of driving situations.

The Launch Assist, taken from the Demon, eliminates wheel hop at brutal, off-the-line take offs and prevent damage to the driveline due to torque spikes. The system also reduces loads in the drivetrain from wheel hop by up to 20 percent.

The Launch Control system, which holds the engine at optimal launch rpm before the driver releases the brake, received an improved system that increases hold time from five to 10 seconds for optimal launch and more consistent acceleration.

Stopping power comes from the standard Brembo brake system with two-piece, 15.4-inch front rotors and six-piston front calipers.

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Prices

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Pricing for the Hellcat Redeye starts from $69,650, not including the gas guzzler tax. That’s an extra $11,000 over the regular Hellcat and $15,345 below the Demon.

If you want the Widebody Package, you’ll need to pay an extra $6,000. Both the Alcantara and the Laguna Leather packages cost $1,795, while the Plus Package fetches $1,695. Other options include the Driver Convenience Group at $1,095, the 3.09 gear ratio at $1,095, the black body graphics at $3,495, the power sunroof at $1,995, and the Technology Group at $1,295. The optional spoiler costs $695, while the Harman Kardon sound system adds $1,595.

All told, a loaded Hellcat Redeye with the Widebody Package will set you back at least $90,000.

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Competition

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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The 707-horsepower was already hard to beat performance-wise, and the upgraded Redeye model makes things even harder for the competition. When it comes to production cars, there aren’t many options to choose from. The Camaro ZL1 comes close, but it’s significantly behind in terms of power. Introduced for the 2017 model year, the new ZL1 is based on the lighter and sportier sixth-generation Camaro uses the same supercharged, 6.2-liter LT4 engine as the Corvette Z06. The unit cranks out 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet, and unlike the Hellcat, it can be had with either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. Despite being significantly less powerful, the ZL1 is almost as quick as the Redeye, needing 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start and 11.4 ticks to complete the quarter mile. An updated Magnetic Ride Suspension, Performance Traction Management, and an electronic limited-slip differential keep the ZL1 in check at the race track. Pricing starts from $62,135, making the ZL1 around $7,500 more affordable than the Hellcat Redeye.

Read our full review of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

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Set to break cover in 2018, the GT500 will return after a long hiatus to tackle the Camaro ZL1 and Challenger Hellcat. However, there’s a big chance that it won’t be as powerful as the Hellcat Redeye. Word has it that the GT500 may go the turbo way with a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8, but other outlets report that Ford may use a supercharged version of the 5.2-liter V-8 in the GT350. Either way, output is said to surpass the 700-horsepower mark. Transmission choice is also unclear, with both a six-speed manual and a dual-clutch automatic in the rumor mill. Pricing for this muscle car will probably start from around the $70,000 mark, which will put it on par with the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye.

Read our full speculative review on the 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang.

Conclusion

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In many ways, the Redeye is like a facelift to the Hellcat. It comes with mild updates on the outside, a few new features inside the cabin, and a more powerful drivetrain. However, with the Hellcat having also received an update, the Redeye is entitled to its own place in the lineup. And not just because of the more powerful engine. It’s the Demon-sourced features that make a difference. I must admit that I’m a bit surprised that Dodge decided to bridge the gap between the already hardcore Hellcat and the drag-prepped Demon, but today’s market is more and more about niche models. And it seems that this trend is taking over the muscle car market as well. Two things are certain here: the Hellcat Redeye has no rival, and the 10-year-old Challenger is refusing to die.

  • Leave it
    • * Notably more expensive than the Hellcat
    • * It won’t be around for long

Further Reading

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Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

2015 Dodge Challenger High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Challenger.

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Read our full review on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Wide-Body.

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Press release

No rest for the wicked, indeed.

Dodge continues to push the performance envelope in 2019, using its high-performance engine street credibility to elevate its entire Challenger lineup, introducing the most powerful supercharged SRT Hellcat lineup ever with horsepower output now starting at 717.

And that’s just the beginning.

Following a record-setting year with the introduction of the limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car ever – Dodge//SRT is going back to its muscle car roots by taking its biggest, most powerful engine – the supercharged HEMI® Demon V-8 – and leveraging its enormous power output to boost the performance of the Hellcat. The result: the 797-horsepower 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.

“With 840 horsepower, a 9.65 quarter-mile time and Guinness World Record certification that it’s the first production car to lift the wheels at launch, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon earned its place in the record books,” said Steve Beahm – Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “The Dodge Brothers would be proud that we’re leveraging the power and performance of this proven engine to bring a Demon-possessed Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye to an even wider high-performance enthusiast audience.”

Also new for 2019, Dodge offers the Widebody Package on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack model, which adds 3.5 inches to the overall width, improving handling and braking to the naturally aspirated muscle car. At the track, larger six-piston Brembo front brakes, wider wheels and tires, and suspension upgrades featured on the R/T Scat Pack Widebody equate to 2-second faster lap times or approximately 12 car lengths at a 2.1-mile road course, compared with the non-Widebody Challenger R/T Scat Pack.

Production of the 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup starts at the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly Plant in the fall of 2018, with vehicles starting to arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter.

Demon engine drives most powerful Hellcat lineup ever
Designed and engineered with more power to appeal to an even broader muscle car enthusiast audience, the heart of the new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye comes from its limited-production big brother – the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 engine is rated at 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

Like its Demon brethren, it has 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, high-speed valve train, fuel injection system and improved lubrication system.

Compared with the standard SRT Hellcat engine, the Redeye’s supercharged high-output engine features:

Largest factory supercharger of any production car – 2.7 liters versus 2.4 liters
Increased boost pressure: 14.5 psi versus 11.6 psi
Higher rpm limit: 6,500 rpm versus 6,200 rpm
Fuel: Two dual-stage fuel pumps versus one
At full throttle, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s high-output engine consumes 1.43 gal/min (5.4 liters/min) of fuel – enough to drain the fuel tank in just under 11 minutes, yet is still rated at 22 miles per gallon (mpg) when driven in normal highway conditions
Larger induction air box with three sources of intake air:
New dual-snorkel hood
Driver-side Air Catcher headlamp
Inlet near the wheel liner

Additional features from the SRT Demon that help the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye achieve its status as the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car:

Torque Reserve delivers up to 3.9 psi of boost at launch and up to 55 percent more engine torque
Only factory production car with both SRT Power Chiller™ and After-Run Chiller
High-strength steel prop shafts provide a 15 percent increase in torque capacity
41-spline half shafts provide a 20 percent increase in torque capacity

New for 2019, SRT Hellcat Redeye offers two final drive ratios, a standard 2.62:1 or available 3.09:1 for enhanced launch capability.

The 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat lineup delivers improved performance numbers, including a new top speed of 203 miles per hours (mph), making the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car.

Challenger SRT Models 1/4-mile elapsed time/speed Top Speed
Redeye Widebody 10.8 seconds @ 131 mph 203 mph
Hellcat Widebody 10.9 seconds @ 127 mph 195 mph
Redeye 11.1 seconds @ 131 mph 203 mph
Hellcat 11.2 seconds @ 125 mph 199 mph

Functional and intimidating exterior design
The newly designed, fully functional dual-snorkel hood provides maximum air intake to the supercharged powerplant and pays homage to the distinctive design themes from some of the most famous mid-1960s and early-1970s Dodge muscle cars, like the 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon.

"We designed the SRT Hellcat Challenger’s new dual-snorkel hood to focus on another key historical Mopar design element and pay homage to our past with a modern interpretation that looks even more sinister," said Mark Trostle – Head of Performance, Passenger and Utility Vehicle Exterior Design, FCA US LLC. “Whenever we design a new exterior element, we work hand-in-hand with the SRT engineering team to ensure that everything we create resonates with SRT DNA, is functional and meets their performance goals."

Even the dual carbon or gunmetal stripe packages have been skillfully tailored to enhance the new dual-snorkel hood design.

In addition to the new dual-snorkel hood, the exterior of Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye receives enhanced badging showing a sinister red jewel-like eye design on the Hellcat that jumps off the Midnight Grey Metallic finish fender badge. A new die-cast SRT emblem on the supercharger housing also features the new Redeye logo.

Available on Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack models for 2019 is the Widebody Package first seen on the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat. Wider fender flares add 3.5 inches to the overall width of the vehicle resulting in a more muscular, planted stance. The new flares are expertly integrated into the body design with concealed attachments to amplify the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s width. The front side marker lights are styled to flow with the shape of the fender flares.

An available new Satin Black spoiler on both SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack models is both wider and longer, offering a more expressive look while meeting all SRT performance objectives.

Standard on 2019 SRT Hellcat models are 20 x 9.5-inch SRT Low Gloss Black lightweight performance wheels while new 20 x 9.5-inch split five-spoke wheels with Brass Monkey finish are available.

Customers opting for the Widebody Package will get available split-five spoke, 20 x 11-inch “Devil’s Rim” forged aluminum wheels, riding on sticky 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires for improved performance while accentuating the menacing look.

Beating the heat
Heat is the enemy of any high-performance powertrain, so Dodge//SRT engineers looked for more ways to keep the intake air as close to the optimum temperature as possible.

One key to the engine’s imposing power output is air – and plenty of it. The new, low-restriction, dual snorkel hood is fully functional and sealed to the air box.

When combined with the Air Catcher headlamp and an inlet near the wheel liner, these three sources give the SRT Hellcat Redeye’s high-output engine an 18 percent greater air-flow rate than last year’s SRT Hellcat engine (1,134 cubic feet per minute). At full power, this is the equivalent flow rate to 89 adults simultaneously emptying their lungs in 1 second.

The revised air inlet path on the new dual snorkel hood results in an intake air temperature reduction of 4 degrees Fahrenheit.

The innovative, award-winning SRT Power Chiller™, standard on the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye only, diverts the air-conditioning refrigerant from the interior cabin to a chiller unit mounted by the low-temperature circuit coolant pump. Charge air coolant, after being cooled by ambient air passing through a low-temperature radiator at the front of the vehicle, flows through the chiller unit, where it is further cooled. The chilled coolant then flows to the heat exchangers in the supercharger.

The SRT Power Chiller™ lowers the intake air temperature further on the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, resulting in improved performance.

The After-Run Chiller, also an industry first, minimizes any heat soak effects, allowing the engine to stay in optimum operating temperature. When the engine shuts down, the After-Run Chiller, now standard across the Challenger SRT Hellcat model lineup in 2019, keeps the engine’s cooling fan and low-temperature circuit coolant pump running to lower the supercharger/charge air cooler temperature. The driver can track the supercharger coolant temperature on the SRT Performance Pages in the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen and know in real time when the supercharger is at the optimum temperature for another run.

2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat lineup: more horses, expanded technologies and more features
From 717 to 797 horsepower, Dodge is delivering the most powerful Challenger SRT Hellcat lineup ever. Both a manual and automatic transmission are available to handle the immense horsepower and torque output.

The Challenger SRT Hellcat receives a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission, while the efficient TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission is available.

The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s supercharged high-output engine is paired to the TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission. Internal changes to the transmission include an upgraded torque converter that delivers an 18 percent increase in torque multiplication when compared with the standard Challenger SRT Hellcat.

All 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat models are loaded with standard performance features, including:

Adaptive Damping Suspension — SRT-tuned Bilstein three-mode Adaptive Damping Suspension system includes: Auto Mode = sporty but compliant ride; Sport Mode = firm, maximum handling; Track Mode = firm, maximum handling plus performance shifting and gear-holding feature
Braking system — braking power comes from the standard Brembo brake system with two-piece, 15.4-inch front rotors and six-piston front calipers for outstanding heat management, thermal capacity and longevity
Electric power steering (EPS) — electric power steering delivers better steering feel and ease of turning efforts at parking lot speeds. It can be calibrated to optimize steering effort for a variety of driving situations via settings in the SRT Performance Pages
Launch Assist — launched on the Challenger SRT Demon as a factory-production car first, Launch Assist helps resolve one of the biggest challenges to clean launches and driveline integrity – wheel hop, which happens when tires quickly slip and regain traction at launch, rapidly storing up and releasing energy in the driveline. These high torque spikes can quickly and severely damage driveline components, and up until now, the only solution was to back out of the throttle. The 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat models use the wheel speed sensors to watch for signs that the tires are slipping/sticking. If hop is detected, the engine control module momentarily reduces torque to maximize traction almost instantly – without the driver having to lift the throttle. Launch Assist reduces loads in the driveline from wheel hop by up to 20 percent
Torque Reserve — becomes active once the engine speed passes 950 rpm. The system closes the bypass valve, “prefilling” the intake with boost, manages fuel flow to cylinders and manages spark timing to balance engine rpm and torque
Launch Control — holds the engine at optimal launch RPM and waits for the driver to release the brake. Launch Ccontrol then uses engine torque management to optimize wheel slip for maximum acceleration. All 2019 Challenger models with Launch Control receive an improved system that increases hold time from five to 10 seconds for optimal launch and consistent straight-line acceleration
Line Lock — engages the front brakes to hold the Challenger stationary but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires. The system will also let the driver perform a controlled rolling burnout and can engage for up to 200 rear wheel revolutions
Larger induction air box — with three sources of intake air: new dual-snorkel hood, driver-side Air Catcher headlamp and inlet near the wheel liner
SRT Drive Modes — accessed via the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, drivers can tailor their experience by adjusting horsepower, transmission shift speeds, steering effort, paddle shifters, traction and suspension settings. SRT Drive Modes offer selectable settings for Street (Auto), Sport and Track. There is also a Custom setting for the driver to select individual preferences
SRT Performance Pages — bring critical vehicle performance data to the driver’s fingertips, including a real-time dyno graph, g-force heat map and much more

Also available on Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack is the Rear Seat Delete Group, which allows customers to delete the rear seats, rear seat belts and add a rear cargo net.

Race-inspired, high-performance interior
Refocusing the Hellcat on its performance roots, the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat lineup features standard Houndstooth cloth performance seats.

Three other seat options are available:

Nappa leather/Alcantara with embroidered SRT Hellcat logo (available with Plus Package)
Laguna leather with embossed SRT Hellcat logo (available with Laguna Leather Package)
Laguna leather/Alcantara with embossed SRT Hellcat logo (available with Alcantara Appearance Package)

The SRT Hellcat interior features a signature leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with a backlit SRT logo and paddle shifters. Red gauges with a 200-mph speedometer flank the 7-inch display screen, which features performance timers and a Hellcat logo splash screen at start-up.

Complementing the race-inspired cockpit are silver seat and console stitching, Light Black Chrome accents and a Gunmetal SRT Hellcat instrument panel badge.

The 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has several unique interior features, including:

220-mph red speedometer
SRT Hellcat Redeye logo splash screen
Light Black Chrome instrument panel badge with SRT Hellcat Redeye logo
SRT Hellcat Redeye logo on the key fobs

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack offers new standard hood; Widebody exterior available
The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack continues to offer the most muscle for the dollar in the segment with 485 horsepower and a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) less than $40,000. Power comes from the proven, naturally aspirated, 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine’s best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.

New for 2019, all Challenger R/T Scat Pack models get a new look, courtesy of the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat. The power-bulge aluminum hood features a dedicated air intake flanked by dual-air extractors to ensure effective removal of heat and reduced air turbulence in the engine compartment. Standard illuminated Air Catcher headlamps feed additional air directly into the engine bay.

Also new for 2019, R/T Scat Pack buyers can leverage the on-track performance capabilities of the SRT Hellcat Widebody.

Featuring the same fender flares from SRT Hellcat Widebody, which add 3.5 inches to the overall width, the new R/T Scat Pack Widebody rides on sticky 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires mounted to 20 x 11-inch forged “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels.

Many high-performance features are now standard on all a Challenger R/T Scat Pack models, including:

Launch Control
Launch Assist
Line Lock
SRT Drive Modes
SRT Performance Pages

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody adds:

SRT-tuned chassis, featuring stiffer front springs, retuned shock absorbers and larger sway bars in both front and rear
SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension
Front fascia with integrated splitter optimizes airflow to the cooling modules without compromising vehicle balance
Rear spoiler from the Hellcat helps to deliver responsive and balanced handling

As a result, the R/T Scat Pack Widebody delivers its best on-road and on-track performance ever, with an improvement of close to 2 seconds per lap or 12 car lengths compared with the R/T Scat Pack. In a quarter-mile comparison, the new Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody gained .2 seconds – running 12.1 seconds E.T. at 112 mph.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack’s superb stopping power comes from the SRT-engineered Brembo brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, resulting in braking (60-0 mph) performance improving to 108 feet (from 111 feet).

Exterior badging on the R/T Scat Pack includes new Scat Pack Bee badges that face forward on both fenders. Challenger script and R/T logos flank both sides of the front grille.

Inside the performance interior are front seats that feature the Scat Pack Bee logo embroidered into the seat backs; new Dark Dub Plate finish on instrument panel and console and new Liquid Titanium accents on the steering wheel, shifter and cluster bezels.

Challenger R/T and GT RWD Models Gain More Performance
Not to be outdone, the 2019 Challenger R/T and new GT rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models extend their performance capabilities with standard Super Track Pak features, including:

Performance suspension
Enhanced steering
20-inch Granite Crystal painted wheels
Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (with automatic transmission)
Performance hood and front splitter
Performance bolstered cloth Houndstooth seats

Available on both the Challenger R/T and GT RWD models for 2019 is the Performance Handling Group, which brings enhanced braking and handling capabilities. On GT RWD, the Performance Handling Group features four-piston Brembo brakes (front and rear), wider 20 x 9-inch Black Noise wheels and a larger rear sway bar for improved driving experience and reduced understeer.

The Performance Handling Group on the Challenger R/T adds upgraded springs, sway bars, Bilstein shocks, bushings and mounts, helping to improve performance and response during spirited driving. For the driver looking to get even more out of the Challenger R/T model, the new Performance Plus Package adds track ready 20 x 9.5-inch forged wheels riding on 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires, limited-slip differential and enhanced handling balance for improved cornering performance.

Fourteen different distinct Dodge//SRT colors available across Challenger lineup
Dodge Challenger customers have a wide array of exterior colors and stripes from which they can choose to customize their muscle car. Fourteen different exterior colors and a wide variety of interior trim selections, including:

B5 Blue
Destroyer Grey
F8 Green
Go Mango
Granite Crystal
Indigo Blue
Maximum Steel
Octane Red
Pitch Black
Plum Crazy
TorRed
Triple Nickel (NEW)
White Knuckle
Yellow Jacket

Available Interior Colors:

Black
Black/Caramel
Black/Ruby Red
Demonic Red
Sepia

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