It’s a good indicator of the things Dodge has been doing recently when you think your response on the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody …” oh 700 horses! Another fantastic 700 horsepower charger! What’s unique about this model?” We thought you’d never inquire!
In 2022, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes with 717 horsepower. It’s a potent family car. Its spacious back seat and trunk are ideal for taking more than two persons to a destination or to eat, and it speeds to such a high speed that passengers are likely to be screaming out in a fury or requesting an airsick bag or both. To add a dose of “hang on,” this Redeye model is rated at 797 horsepower and can hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds to get to an estimated 203-mph top speed. Although all that power may be too for some people users, the widebody only Charger manages remarkably well given its size. Expect more communication from your family members as opposed to its steering.
Ah, Hellcat. The mere mention of the name makes us feel a slight shiver and makes us happy to be aware that Dodge isn’t out of making massive fire-breathing V8-powered rear-drive cars…yet. They also build four-door cars, like the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody.
The thrilling action in Mason Dixon Dragway; there aren’t a lot of vehicles that allow you to launch yourself with a terrible cross-over wheel-spinning and be able to reach 60mph in under five seconds. If you do it right, you’ll get deep in the 3-second range. However, we’ll take 4.0 seconds in a row any day.
This excellent supercharged V-8 is currently under the hood of 10 different vehicles made by Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. The list also includes the all-new 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, which Dodge claims is its most potent, fastest mass-production sedan around! It’s the Charger Hellcat Redeye trickles down the performance improvements in tire shredding that were created for the production-only Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and I recently had the opportunity to experience a whole week in the fantastic muscle car.
Engine and Transmission
It’s no doubt that the Hellcat’s biggest draw will be the Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Suppose you didn’t know that it now generates 717 horsepower, with 700 pounds per foot of torque. The Redeye version comes with an updated model powered by the Hellcat engine, which produces 797 horsepower and 707 pounds of torque. Naturally, these top-of-the-line Chargers will not leave anyone needing power, all of which is delivered to the rear wheels via the quick-shifting eight-speed automated transmission.
The standard Hellcat that we tested reached 60mph in 3.8 seconds, and it also completed its quarter in 11.9 seconds, at speeds of 124 miles per hour. We tested the Hellcat Redeye reached 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and completed the fourth mile in 11 sec . Of course, such incredible performance doesn’t come without a cost, and drivers need to apply gas carefully to maintain traction. Also, those substantial rear tires cost a lot to replace. We tested the standard widebody setup helps increase body control and cornering grip, thanks to bigger sticky tires and stiffer frame components.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Performance
The heart of this demon beast is a high output variant of the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V-8, laying down 797 horsepower and 707 pounds of torque. This is 80 more horsepower and 57 more torque than the standard Charger SRT Hellcat. The engine allows the family sedan of 4,610 pounds to perform like a sports car. The time from zero to 60 is within the range of mid-three seconds, and the highest speed is 203 miles per hour, and it has the fastest quarter-mile speed that is 10.6 seconds.
It’s not surprising that this supercharged V-8 is a highly high-powered engine, with EPA-rated gasoline efficiency estimates that range from 12 to 13 mpg within the city and 21 mpg on the highways, but despite an ample amount of off-the-line full-throttle test of the acceleration range, I finished my week with a respectable 15.1 milliliters of fuel consumption in the computer for my trip.
When you consider that the bones of the Charger originate from Chrysler’s LX platform, it’s an incredible quantity of power that has been incorporated into this car. The eight-speed automated transmission delivers quick and effortless gear changes whether you’re on the road or testing your Hellcat engine to the limit. With features like the launch lock feature and line lock, it’s 2021. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is much more than a straight-line racer. SRT created this car to provide sports car-like handling.
Interior, Cargo, and Comfort
Inside the interior, the SRT Hellcat shares the same layout and space for passengers as the more compact Chargers. It also comes with many desirable standard features and some custom options. Every Charger SRT Hellcat features a 200 mph speedometer, leather upholstery, and heated, ventilated, and cooled front seats. There’s also a Carbon and Suede package that includes genuine carbon-fiber interior trim as well as an imitation suede headliner for a more sporty feel. The interior cubby storage area is highlighted by places for small objects to be stored, and we were able to squeeze seven bags for carry-ons into the trunk of the Charger’s sizeable.
The front seats give you an impressive view and are comfortable on the road; however, they aren’t the best at keeping you in place here on the track. They place you so high over the track that it feels like you’re sitting in the air but not actually in it. The brakes aren’t upgraded, and regular Hellcat Brembos are prone to fade rapidly, and the pedal’s feeling does not inspire confidence in any way.
Connectivity and Information
The Every Charger SRT Hellcat has an excellent 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The large screen responds quickly to inputs, and the physical buttons and knobs allow for a simple interface to operate. Are you looking to dance in a massive burnout? Dodge provides a massive 19-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Overall
The only longer thing than that of 2021’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is the lengthy thick, fat patches of rubber that this powerful sedan will leave behind after you get onto the gas!
Its Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye might have more than twice the power of a base Charger, and however, it is priced at almost three times the cost. While you can get the base V-6 Charger for $29,995, choosing that 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody raises the cost to $78,595. With the new features of handling and styling included in the Redeye that was used in this review, the window sticker revealed the price as tested at $86,865, which includes a tax of $2,100 for gas in addition to accessibility for access to the SRT Track Experience.