The Dodge Charger Hellcat: it’s fast but apparently not fast enough. So here we have the Hellcat Redeye – the fastest Charger Dodge has ever built. 797 horsepower. 707 pound-feet of torque. Capable of exceeding 200mph. All prerequisites for a solid family sedan, right? Well, that’s what the Dodge Charger is and, believe it or not, even when spec’d like this, it can still skillfully serve in that manner. The supercharger whine, the insane amounts of power immediately on tap that seem to have no end, the rear end breaking loose on demand, the Redeye is just more of what already makes the Hellcat outrageous. Now the Widebody kit and bigger tires do improve handling but let’s be honest – this car is a boat so as the driver you’ll crave slightly straighter roads. But a car such as this remains a video game fantasy for most – in an era of electrification there won’t be many takers for a Demon-powered Charger. But Dodge and the brotherhood of muscle live in a place where time stands still and only the power seems to change.
leverages SRT’s menacing looks, black Brembo six-piston brakes, Track, Sport, Snow and Tow drive modes and delivers a best-in-class towing of 8,700 lbs., an increased top speed of 145 mph and a new SRT-tuned performance exhaust with an iconic Dodge exhaust rumble
Newly repackaged Durango Citadel starts at a U.S MSRP of $47,805; all-in luxury trim of the Durango lineup delivers many premium features as standard equipment, offering both 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI, both of which include standard towing equipment
2021 Durango lineup features an updated aggressive exterior with a forward-leaning profile that captures Charger Widebody design cues with the new front fascia, LED low/high headlamps, signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL), grille, rear spoiler and wheel options
New driver-oriented cockpit, including new instrument panel, wrapped and accent-stitched mid-bolster and center console, upgraded door panels and the all-new five-times-faster Uconnect 5, with the largest-in-class available 10.1-inch touchscreen define Durango’s performance-inspired interior
The Durango has best-in-class towing capacity across its lineup:
The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8, legendary 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine and classic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with the Tow N Go Package outhaul every full-size, three-row SUV on the road, with a towing capability of 8,700 lbs.
The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine has a towing capability of 6,200 lbs.
Dealer orders are now open for the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT 392 models; initial deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealerships are scheduled to begin later this year. Durango SRT Hellcat will open for dealer orders this fall. Deliveries of the Durango SRT Hellcat are scheduled to begin early next year
Let’s talk about Dodge for a minute. Their 5 vehicle lineup’s newest model is the Charger, last redesigned in…wait for it…2011! Now, that’s an insane amount of time to go between complete redesigns but Dodge could give a lesson to the rest of the industry as to how to pull off this magic trick with incredible results. Case in point the Durango; itself last redesigned for the 2011 model year yet amazingly fresh. And….I tell you what; there aren’t a lot of FCA products I’m clamoring over right now but the Durango SRT has looked father time in the face and said catch me if you can. 2019 Dodge Durango SRT 392 https://testdrivenow.com/2019-dodge-durango-srt/
Because the Demon was a one and done and the Hellcat only made 707-horsepower, the crazy minds at Dodge SRT have birthed another Hellcat baby – the Redeye – making an outrageous 797 horsepower. I’ve loved my week with this car. It’s a great mixture of serious performance and grandstanding theater like the cool names that Dodge gives everything, the Red key that unlocks the car’s full potential – they certainly know how to tell a story. Any red-blooded American car nut would want this Challenger in their garage, just grab the Visine first. MSRP as-tested: $89,105
2019 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT REDEYE QUICK TAKES:
Dodge launches most powerful SRT Hellcat lineup ever
The new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car
Most powerful production V-8 engine with 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque
Quickest production muscle car with 0-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration of 3.4 seconds
Fastest grand touring (GT) production car with a ¼-mile elapsed time (E.T.) of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph; and reaches a new top speed of 203 mph
2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat boasts new rating of 717 horsepower and 656 lb.-ft. of torque
A new dual-snorkel hood on all Challenger Hellcat models pays homage to the distinctive Dodge design themes from some of its most famous muscle cars, including the 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon
Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody features the same fender flares from SRT Hellcat Widebody, which add 3.5 inches to the overall width
R/T Scat Pack Widebody rides on sticky 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires mounted to 20 x 11-inch forged “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels
All 2019 R/T Scat Pack models feature the power-bulge aluminum hood with heat extractors formerly featured on the Challenger SRT Hellcat
Challenger R/T and GT RWD models get standard high-performance suspension