There’s no way the Dodge Charger won’t come up in a conversation about luxury muscle cars. It has become one of the few nameplates that have come to symbolize American automotive might from the 1960s to the present. The Charger is a car that truly deserves to be labeled an icon.
The Dodge Charger was Chrysler’s response to GM’s dominance in the 1960s. The second version of the two-door Charger, however, was the game-changer. The second-generation Charger gave Chrysler the leverage it needed by providing better performance than the first-generation vehicles.
In 2006, Dodge reintroduced the Charger as a rear-wheel-drive four-door sedan with a V8 engine as an option. Dodge was able to bring the appropriate formula to the market, although it was initially perceived as an odd move.
The Charger is still available in numerous trim levels for the 2021 model year. Which products should customers purchase?
It depends on what they want, but if they want the greatest Charger trim Dodge has to offer, the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye should suffice.
It isn’t cheap, however, with a starting price of $78,595 (US manufacturer’s suggested retail price).
Several interior features distinguish the 2021 Charger Hellcat Redeye from the Charger Hellcat, including a 220-mph red speedometer, SRT Hellcat Redeye logo splash screen, and Light Black Chrome instrument panel badge with SRT Hellcat Redeye logo. The SRT Hellcat Redeye logo is featured on the key fob.
Laguna leather seats with an embossed SRT Hellcat logo, silver seat, and console stitching, Light Black Chrome highlights, and a Gunmetal SRT Hellcat instrument panel badge are all standard features.
The Carbon & Suede Package is available for customers who prefer authentic carbon fiber accents. The Charger Hellcat Redeye, of course, maybe customized with a broad range of wheels, wheel finishes, exterior color, and interior features, as well as various cosmetic package
Key Features with Performance
The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V8 engine borrowed from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sets the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye apart from the rest of the Charger grades. This engine produces 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of peak torque, which is sent to the wheels via a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automated transmission.
The Hellcat Redeye engine was coupled with a 2.7-liter supercharger, the largest factory-installed in any production car, to achieve this incredible power. In terms of boost pressure (14.5 psi vs 11.6 psi), rpm limit (6,500 rpm vs 6,200 rpm), and many dual-stage fuel pumps, the Hellcat Redeye V8 outperforms the Hellcat engine (2 vs 1).
A high-speed valve train, a new fuel injection system, reinforced connecting rods and pistons, and an improved lubrication system are among the 25 significant component changes found in the Hellcat Redeye V8 engine. The Charger Hellcat Redeye’s dominance is apparent.
The Charger Hellcat Widebody can run a quarter-mile in 10.96 seconds at 125 mph, while the Charger Hellcat Redeye can do the same in 10.6 seconds at 129 mph. The Charger Hellcat Redeye has a max speed of 203 miles per hour.
Nonetheless, the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is more than just about the engine; it’s also about the adjustments made to suit the increased power and torque, as well as ensuring that the mill gets enough air.
This begins with the TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission, which now features an improved torque converter that increases torque multiplication by 18% over the normal Hellcat.
The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye was built with a unique functional performance hood, mail-slot grille opening, and airbox opening near the wheel liner to guarantee that the Hellcat Redeye engine receives ideal airflow – resulting in 1,134 cubic feet of circulating air per minute.
These technologies, which include the SRT Power Chiller and the so-called Race Cooldown, also aid the Hellcat Redeye engine in maintaining its optimal operating temperature.
The Redeye comes standard with SRT-tuned Bilstein three-mode Adaptive Damping Suspension, Brembo brakes, Electric power steering (EPS), Launch Assist, Torque Reserve, Launch Control, Line Lock, SRT Drive Mode, and SRT Performance Pages, just like its Charger SRT Hellcat brethren.