Meet the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody... | CAR Magazine

Meet the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody...

Published: 02 July 2018 Updated: 03 July 2018

► 797bhp and 707lb ft
► 8-speed auto only
► Not coming to the UK

This is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT Redeye, and no, it’s not coming to the UK. With that out the way, it’s time to talk about specs – because the 2019 Challenger Hellcat Redeye generates some very big numbers. In fact, Dodge says the new Redeye is the quickest, most powerful muscle car you can buy right now.

So, the Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye specs… 

Packing in a 6.2-litre V8 mated to a 2.7-litre belt-driven supercharger, the Hellcat Redeye is capable of putting out a staggering 797bhp and 707lb ft of torque. As you’d expect, that power makes it extraordinarily quick – in a straight line at least. Sixty arrives from standstill in 3.4 seconds, and a top speed of 203mph will come if you find a road long and straight enough. 

If that sounds a little too much, the Redeye will also let you dial power down to ‘just’ 500bhp in Normal mode.

No stick-shift though…

Interestingly, the Redeye is only available with an automatic transmission, with Dodge offering customers no alternative to an eight-speed ‘box. If you’d rather drive ‘stick,’ you’ll have to opt for the standard Hellcat, which makes do with a more modest 717bhp.

There are actually two versions of the Redeye: the Widebody version shown here with a larger track, and a standard model – and we’re told the Widebody is slightly slower.

Still, those 3.5 inches of extra footprint somehow make the Widebody version of the Redeye even more menacing.

As for the price? A Redeye could be yours for just $69,650, which translates to just £52,923 at the time of writing. Bargain…

But it’s not coming to the UK..?

Unfortunately, we almost certainly won’t see the Redeye on sale in the UK, but Dodge tells us we could get the arguably more ridiculous Trackhawk, instead. Which would you rather have? Be sure to sound off in the comments below!

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes