Dodge Hellcat Redeye: All You Need to Know About These Insane Muscle Cars

Calling all muscle car enthusiasts! This is a must-read about the most iconic and insanely fast cars in the Dodge stable. Every detail you ever wanted to know (or didn’t even know you wanted to know) about the SRT family of top performers is right here. We’ll discuss the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat models at length. Also, learn more about the Hellcat, Hellcat Widebody, Hellcat Redeye, and Hellcat Redeye Widebody models in this comprehensive guide covering these cars’ roof-to-road specs.

Finally, test your Dodge SRT knowledge and explore in-depth extras you might not know about these wildly popular machines in this series of all things Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye. 

Hellcat price: Get more, pay more for these fast cars

A red 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock and a 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye race next to each other on a track with a 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat in the background
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock and 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye (2021 Durango SRT Hellcat in the background) | Stellantis

Both the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger offer Hellcat and Hellcat Widebody treatments. Each offers something unique. But every Hellcat badge represents face-blistering power potential with the tap of the gas pedal.

Dodge says the Challenger SRT Hellcat is designed to make the competition “quiver.” And the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody version brings more ownership of the road without compromising weight distribution or handling.

Dodge has factory-engineered the Challenger Hellcat line to produce the strongest, fastest, and most aggressive-looking muscle cars, says MotorTrend, whose testers confirmed in 2017 that it’s “the world’s quickest production car.” 

Car and Driver says this coupe offers more backseat room than its Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang rivals. The starting MSRP for the 2021 Challenger SRT Hellcat is $62,960, while the Widebody version starts at around $68,960.

Not to be left out, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sedan harnesses its own muscle car prowess. Though the last thing this car needed was more power, that’s exactly what Dodge gave it for the 2021 model year.

Be prepared for the rear tires to grip the pavement before this Charger launches to blistering speeds of over 200 mph. This beast will set you back around $70,000 to buy, and the Widebody version, with its mean-mugging stance, will cost you $74,350.

Oh, and if you’re thinking about adding the Redeye treatment to the Charger or Challenger, you might want to sit down before you learn the price.

The Hellcat Redeye price might have you seeing red

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is an absolute monster. Adding the more robust horsepower of the Redeye makes this car even more monstrous. Expect to pay $74,560 to $82,790 for the SRT Super Stock. 

In addition, Car Indigo says the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe will set you back $72,295. If you decide on the Widebody, with its stylish fenders and wider stance, you’ll pay $77,170.

MotorTrend also reviewed the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. And the price inflates to $80,090 for the beefiest Charger. That’s $100 for every horse under the hood.

And to blow your mind further, the Redeye Widebody base price is $78,595, with the fully loaded model topping out around $88,000, Dodge shows.

If you can accept these prices with the understanding you’ll have to pay more to get more, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will impress you. Opting for the Widebody and Redeye models will bring even higher horsepower, better torque, and monstrous street cred like you’ve never seen before on a Dodge.

And the best part: Behind the wheel, you’ll look as cool as these cars are fast.

Hellcat Redeye hp: Harder, better, faster, stronger

Let’s talk horsepower. And for both the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, their impressive power may be most attractive. Speed, acceleration, and torque all lend street cred to these stylish legends. After all, these details lend to how you feel when you wrap your fingers around the steering wheel and floor the gas pedal.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe gets a supercharged V8, harnessing 797 hp. The 6.2-liter engine offers 707 lb-ft of torque, too, meaning passing on the interstate or in any other situation is a breeze. When Car and Driver’s testers took the Redeye Widebody out for a spin, it rocketed from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds. And Dodge says adding the 3.5 inches to the Widebody model adds to this beast’s aggressive stance.

The 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a welcomed addition to the family. This Redeye also adds serious horsepower. The 6.2-liter V8 produces 717 hp — roughly 10 extra ponies over last year’s model, MotorTrend reports.

And Dodge isn’t shy about pointing out that the high-output Hemi in the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye holds the official title of fastest and most powerful production sedan on the planet. The proof is in the pudding: This Charger hits top speeds of 203 mph and can quickly cover the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds. 

More Hellcat Redeye specs at a glance

The 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye isn’t just a heart-pounding ride, and it offers more than engine roars. It also has a leather interior, ventilated seats, a roomy cabin, and cool gauge colors. There’s also a surprisingly large center console storage bin and decent trunk space. Plus, you’ll appreciate the infotainment extras, including a user-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen, UConnect 4C, and built-in navigation.

And remember that this beastly Charger is still a four-door sedan. So it delivers not only all-wheel-drive but also the room to haul family, friends, and groceries. You’ll even enjoy driver assistance features and tech in this sweet ride.

If you still aren’t sold on the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat Redeye versions, keep reading. There’s more to get excited about, including a proper comparison to help you decide which of these fast cars deserves a prime parking spot in your garage.

What’s the difference between a Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye?

To really know which Hellcat variation belongs in your garage, it’s best to compare the traditional Hellcat and the Hellcat Redeye. You’ll notice a significant performance difference between the two. Here’s how it shakes out in the numbers.

You’ll love the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat as is, with the 6.2-liter V8 engine giving you the power of 717 horses and 656 lb-ft of torque. You’ll enjoy the wider performance tires and larger six-piston Brembo brakes. And everyone will know you opted for the Hellcat because of its unique grille and SRT Hellcat badges.

But when you add the Redeye to the mix, that engine gets an upgrade, offering 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque, Edmunds reports. There’s also an upgraded SRT Power Chiller cooling the engine. You can show off those SRT Hellcat Redeye badges too.

For the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the Redeye treatment joins the lineup this model year. And you might decide the Redeye is the way to go because you’ll get a boost from the supercharged 2.7-liter engine over the 2.4-liter Hellcat powerhouse. The Redeye increases boost pressure from 11.6 pounds per square inch to 14.5 psi.

There’s an extra dual-stage fuel pump in the Redeye to handle the fuel demand, Cars.com reports. And the Hellcat Redeye’s interior boasts additional upgrades, including a 220-mph speedometer and unique Redeye badging throughout the cabin.

Is a Hellcat Redeye faster than a Hellcat?

The upgraded engine that comes with the Hellcat Redeye is beefier and harnesses more power. So, naturally, in both the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, the Redeye variations are faster. The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye can go from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.4 seconds. And it can soar up to 203 mph to complete the quarter-mile run in 10.8 seconds.

As for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, it too can go 203 mph. And remember, it’s the fastest mass-produced sedan on the globe. The standard Hellcat is still impressive with its top speed of 196 mph. But it can’t quite get over the 200-mph mark without the Redeye.

Which is faster: Hellcat or Demon?

The traditional Hellcat, of course, is meaty with its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi SRT V8. But the Demon comes with a 2.7-liter supercharger upgrade, capable of 840 hp instead of the standard Hellcat’s 717 hp.

The Hellcat Demon is far more powerful and much faster than the Hellcat. In 2018, testers clocked it hitting 60 mph in a mind-blowing 2.3 seconds on the track. And it went from 0 to 100 mph in only 5.1 seconds. The supercharger brought serious speed to the Demon. So much so, it could pull the front wheels off the ground upon launch.

Which is faster: Demon or Redeye?

Among the automaker’s insane muscle cars was the Challenger SRT Demon, whose final model rolled off the production line in 2018. Dodge built this limited-edition beast for the track, without passenger or back seats. Under its hood lurked was a massive 6.2-liter Hemi Demon — a supercharged V8 harnessing a whopping 840 hp, USA Today reported. 

By comparison, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye produces 707 hp. There’s also a 6.3-liter supercharged engine available for this Hellcat Redeye as a Mopar crate engine. But even with a top output of 807 hp, it still falls short of the Demon’s breath-taking capability.

The Demon had enough power to launch the front wheels off the ground entirely and was clocked doing 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.3 seconds and 0 to 100 in 5.1 seconds. Dodge produced 3,300 Demons, and Fiat Chrysler Automobile executives hoped these vehicles would help sell more Hellcats.

All in all, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat are insanely powerful muscle cars. But adding the Redeye upgrade makes them nearly impossible to compete with. Whether you choose the Hellcat, Hellcat Widebody, or Hellcat Redeye in either model, you know it brings intense performance chops.

The iconic styling of these legendary muscle cars doesn’t hurt, either. They continue to impress enthusiasts and critics alike.

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