The Hellcat is one of the most iconic names when it comes to drag racing. Whenever you hear the name Hellcat you think about tire smoke and drag racing. Now if you are looking for power and that old road monster to tear up the road then the 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye is what you need.
The new Hellcat Redeye lives up to its name with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine producing almost 800 HP. The new Hellcat Redeye offers you the option for both manual and automatic transmission. If its driver engagement you’re looking for then we suggest you opt for the manual stick shift but if it’s the performance you need then you should get the automatic.
While the Hellcat isn’t as good with handling as the Camaro and Mustang but in terms of power, it beats them both. So what else does the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye offer? Well, a lot to be honest. You will find here a look into the new Hellcat. So check out this 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye review for your eyes.
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What’s New With The New Hellcat & Pricing
The new Hellcat Redeye has been given a lot of upgrades and it starts with the wheels. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye comes equipped with 20-inch wheel designs that are optional in some trims but are standard for others.
There is a new SRT Hellcat badging on the instrument panel and the models are equipped with a leather interior feature and have additional stitching on the dashboard and door panels. The base price for the Hellcat is around 62,190 dollars and Dodge offers the car in 3 other trims as well. The other trims on offer are the Widebody, Redeye, Redeye Widebody.
The price of the Widebody is 68,190 dollars while the Redeye is 73,790 dollars and the Redeye Widebody is around 79,790 dollars. The Widebody version handles the best for us is the better looking of all the trims.
While the Redeye version does bring more power to the table it isn’t any faster than the other trims. So with that being said let’s move on to the other aspects of the car.
2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Specs, Engine, & Performance
The people in Dodge's SRT laboratory went all out when building the new 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The basic trim produces around 717 HP with the Redeye version producing an astonishing 797 horsepower. Now if you pair it up with the 8-speed automatic along with the widebody Hellcat Redeye reaches from 0 to 60 in just 3.7 seconds.
This trim completed a quarter-mile track in 11.8 seconds at 125 mph. Regardless of whatever model you are driving, you will be able to tap into its huge power supply. Whenever you start the car you will hear a thunderous roar. Now if you are looking for the distinct Hellcat supercharger whine then you won’t be disappointed at all because it will send chills down your spine.
While the Hellcat might fall behind its closest competitors like the Camaro ZL1 and the Ford Mustang GT 500. Now in a straight line, the Hellcat is a monster even though it doesn’t perform well in the tracks. Even though the Widebody package does add some additional grip with wider wheels.
Now it does have a better balance but doesn’t really stack well up to its competitors. The Widebody trim comes equipped with an electrically assisted power steering but it doesn’t provide feedback that you can expect from its rivals.
One of the worst aspects of this car is that it’s very unimpressive when you are shifting through the driver modes you are left desiring more from each mode. However, the Hellcat Redeye performs really well speeding around the corners.
In terms of fuel economy and MPG, the Hellcat Redeye has a double-digit EPA rating and the real world mpg is close to that number. And now let’s move into the Interior and other aspects of the 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye.
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2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Interior, Connectivity & Safety
The 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat got a newer, fresher look with driver-centric layout, straightforward switchgear, and better materials overall. If you are getting any of the twins from the SRT lab then your car will come equipped with standard leather finery, unique badging and gauge colors, and heated and ventilated front seats.
The cabin itself has enough room but the plastic used in the interior often makes it look cheap. The Hellcat redeye the same trunk volume as the BMW Z4 however when the rear seat is folded the Hellcat held 3 more luggage. The Hellcat is perfectly suited to storing small bags and luggage and those are not its only features. It has big a center-console bin, and there's a useful slot to stick a smartphone.
In terms of infotainment, the Hellcat Redeye has an intuitive Uconnect infotainment system. The console features things like navigation, a bumpin' stereo, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Your Hellcat Redeye will also be equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. The entire system was intuitively built.
As for safety while the Hellcat did come out under its expected mark but it is still good enough for those who just need a “Power Monster” in their life. It has safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning, and adaptive cruise control, as well.
Dodge gives out a smaller limited warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles than BMW and Porsche however they provide better powertrain warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles. However, they offer no scheduled maintenance for the 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye.
So that concludes our review for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. How do you like the new muscle car from Dodge? Let us know in the comments below about your favorite muscle car for 2020. Until next time, See Ya!