The Dodge Charger Hellcat screams power, and those who are into it know why. The horse racing jargon ‘Charger’ is the name of a horse trained for battle and refers to the insane horsepower of this muscle car. We were stunned by the 717 HP engine of the Dodge Charger Hellcat when it came out, but who can wrap their head around the idea of a 797 HP engine?! The 2022 Charger Hellcat Redeye is expected to deliver 797 HP.
Hellcat was the name of an American aircraft used during WWII. So the name perfectly matches with the powerful performance of this vehicle. The Hellcat Redeye is said to be possessed by a demon. The signature red gem bedazzled into the eye of the Hellcat logo haunts you when you’re waiting at the stoplight. The reason behind such naming is that the Redeye is actually a vehicle with upgrades from the Demon model of Dodge.
If you’re thinking about a purchase, stick with us until the end of this article because there is no doubt that the Charger Hellcat is one of the best options for those who love speed and power.
Let’s take a closer look at the Dodge Charger Hellcat.
Engine And The Intimate Power
The six current Charger engines equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission are expected to be available on the 2022 versions too. All six of them are excellent, but the two supercharged engines make the Redeye the fastest compared with its rivals.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine makes 292 HP with rear-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, the horsepower is increased up to 300. The 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter V8 engines each produce 370 HP and 485 HP.
One of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engines rates up to an unbelievable 717 HP, and the other blows your mind with a solid 797 HP. The Charger Hellcat Redeye, with an engine producing almost 800 HP, fully satisfies your passion for racing cars and will be a rush to drive.
Speed And Performance Of A True Charger
The Redeye is already the fastest and the most potent mass-production sedan in the world. But with the upgrades to the new version arriving in 2022, including the engine leveling up to 797 horsepower, Redeye turns into something exceptional, truly standing up to its name.
The standard Hellcat is not much different from the Redeye version in terms of speed and performance. Even those who drive a standard Hellcat daily hardly notice the additional power of the Redeye. For instance, it takes 3.5 seconds for both the Hellcat Redeye and the standard Hellcat to hit 60 MPH.
We’re in good hands
The regular Charger had only two standard safety features; rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. Other features were optional. In the 2021 Hellcat Redeye, the previously optional features of blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors were added to the vehicle as standard, with no additional price.
Looking at the history of Dodge Charger cars, we expect the 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat to improve its safety system further. “Drive with the assurance that you’re in good hands.” Says Dodge, and honestly, we expect nothing less and trust we are in good hands.
Hush, That’s A Secret
Even for Dodge owners, it’s not easy to distinguish different Charger Hellcat variants from each other. When the Redeye was just released, many people mistook it for the standard Hellcat, or at least wouldn’t notice that it’s a different version if they saw one on the streets or in a car event. The looks of the Charger Hellcat models have mostly stayed the same and probably won’t change drastically in the future versions either.
Here are two secret tips for you on distinguishing the standard Hellcat from other variants like the Redeye so when the cars are finally out, you can impress your friends.
Many people make the mistake of checking the logo for red-eye. If there was one, it’s a Redeye model, and if the eye was blank, it’s the standard Hellcat. You can’t fall into the same trap. Because although there are Hellcat logos with red eyes on the side fenders, the ones on the grille and trunk have blank eyes!
All Charger Hellcat models, including those arriving in 2022, come with fender flares. Look for the one that has larger hood spoons and relocated vents. Yep, that’s your 2022 Redeye. That’s how you can tell the standard Hellcat and its most prominent variant apart.
Last but not least, pricing
As the fastest mass-production sedan globally, the Redeye price range starts from $82,885 to $90,060. But don’t worry. The pricing for the 2022 Dodge Charger is estimated to be within the $31,490 to $80,090 range of the current model. Nothing brow-raising, and honestly, its performance isn’t much different from Redeye. Another good option within the same lineup is the Scat Pack Widebody which has a fair price with a starting point of $46,595.
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