Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 2018 review

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Big, brutal and hugely powerful – an old-fashioned muscle car with little finesse but enormous performance

An answer for those who thought that the existing Challenger SRT Hellcat, and its 697bhp 6.2-litre supercharged V8, was a little tame. The Redeye uses most of the same mechanical package that was fitted to the limited-run SRT Demon which was offered in the US last year for amateur drag racers, and which proved capable of turning in sub-10-second quarter miles.The Redeye has slightly less power – 786bhp against the Demon’s 829bhp – but is able to produce its peak output using regular US-grade 93-Octane petrol rather than the 100-Octane the brawnier car demanded. Both use the same upgraded supercharger and have engines with strengthened connecting rods, stronger pistons and an upgraded lubrication system.It is definitely not a lithe sports car, with both sides of the Redeye’s power-to-weight ratio being almost equally well stacked. On Dodge’s numbers it weighs 2050kg, yet is still claimed to be capable of both a 3.4sec 0-60mph time and a top speed of 203mph. …read more

Source:: Autocar