Dodge Demon’s run might have come to an end yet its strong spirit still lives on with the introduction of the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
This new model of muscle car boasts of a motor which summons several elements from the 6.2-L supercharged V8 of the 808 horsepower Demon in an attempt of outdoing the original 707 horsepower of Hellcat with the monstrous 797 horsepower.
Also part of the updates are the bigger 2.7-L supercharger, the heavy breathing induction system composed of twin snorkels on its hood, dual fuel pumps, and the Power Chiller which uses the air conditioner for cooling the intake air and packs even more oxygen to the cylinders to form bigger bangs.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat also sustained several of the drag racing tech of the Demon. It includes the line-lock that brakes only its front wheels in order to easily warm up tires with burnout, a well as a launch control system that has been programmed to decrease wheel hop. Meanwhile, the transmission brake of Demon, a race gas compatible engine control unit which is optional, and Drag Mode calibration were retired with this to help keep samples of it that were made with extra special.
Dodge offers Hellcat Redeye in wide body and normal versions, both with a top speed of about 203 mph. The fat tires widebody help deliver a 10.8 sec quarter-mile time and the standard version trails at 11.1 seconds. When compared to Demon, Hellcat will be offered from the factory with only a seat, yet a belt delete package and rear seat is available to turn that into 2-passenger vehicle.
Pricing for Hellcat Redeye will be announced near its sale date this fall, yet must land somewhere between $84,995 of Demon and $65,995 of 2018 Hellcat.