Will You Get the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or Hellcat Redeye?
In a world of so many options, it can be a little tiresome for consumers to find the right vehicle for them. Family size, personal taste, style, brand loyalty, customization, powertrain – all things that come to mind when shopping for a new car. For those of us that focus more on the powertrain, we may turn to the likes of muscle car automaker Dodge. With Dodge bringing an end to power-hungry powertrains with the next-generation and bringing an electric vehicle to the Dodge lineup, it’s now or never to get behind the wheel of the famous SRT Hellcat trim. The problem is, which one?
There’s Just SO Many Options
Nobody panic…NOBODY PANIC! We got this.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes in four different configurations, but really, we can boil it down to just two – the only two on the official lineup. There’s the 717 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and the 797 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The difference in horsepower is the first and foremost difference between these two vehicles.
Practically the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in disguise, the SRT Hellcat Redeye is going to be the last powerful vehicle Dodge will be producing once the current generation of its vehicles end. Powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 High-Output engine under the hood, able to generate 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has taken the Dodge Challenger to a new height. With plenty of upgrades, the Redeye receives from the same reliable Hellcat suspension system, Brembo brake system, and the extra cooling due to the new, low-profile, dual-snorkel hood scoop that feeds air into the supercharger for more air during the engine combustion cycle.
If not looking for more power than the normal driver can handle, the usual Challenger SRT Hellcat is still available. Just be sure to note that it too came with some upgrades, adding ten more units of horsepower to its 707 horsepower of last year. A supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 SRT engine can be found under the hood, and the dual-snorkel hood scoop still resides on this trim.
There are also two transmission options. No real muscle car enthusiast wants to drive with an automatic transmission. Sure, it’s nice to let the car do all the work, but that takes the fun out of it for those that really like to feel one with their car and in total control. That may also be the deal breaker for those looking into the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye – a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission is the only option, but it comes with AutoStick if going manual is really on the menu. Otherwise, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission but can upgrade to the TorqueFlie 8-speed.
Last is the choice of picking the Widebody appearance option package or not. Mirroring the look of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Widebody package adds on flared fenders, 20-by-11-inch Devil’s Rim forged aluminum wheels, all-season performance tires, an upgraded suspension, a blacked-out rear lip spoiler, and a scalloped hood for $6000. A little extra dough can also add Pirelli P Zero summer tires for extra grip on the drag strip. If in the market that looks like an SRT Demon without the price tag, the Widebody package is also available for the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, and Dodge recently announced the potential of a Widebody package for the 2020 Dodge Charger.
So really, there are more than four different configurations. There’s six – don’t panic. We helped. It’s either the regular 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with or without the Widebody package and with manual transmission or automatic; or the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with or without the Widebody package since it’s locked into an automatic transmission. See? It’s easy.
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