Turns out getting 800 horsepower in the new Challenger Hellcat Redeye won’t break the bank.
Normally, if you want a car with an insane power output and hilariously fast 0-60 time, you’d have to trek into supercar territory. We’re talking cars that easily take a six-figure chunk out of your bank account at a swipe, but there’s been one notable exception. The recently departed Dodge Challenger Demon netted its buyers 840 horsepower for the stately sum of $83,295 (minus destination charges). All that power, all that rip-snorting fury for under $100,000? That wasn’t a hard sell to the 3,000 people who ended up shelling out the cash for Dodge’s most powerful production car. For those who missed the chance, there’s another opportunity to get yourself 800 horsepower. In the revised 2019 Challenger lineup, there’s another horsepower king: the Hellcat Redeye.
Now, the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye shares its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with the Demon. It also derives a fair amount of its go-faster prowess from the Demon. Things like Launch Assist, Line Lock, and Torque Reserve, just to name a few. Sure, it’s not quite as powerful as the model it replaces. After all, it produces just 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. But here’s the rub: the 2019 Challenger Hellcat Redeye is also much cheaper than the Demon. Dodge recently announced pricing for the new Challenger lineup. Interestingly, the Hellcat Redeye comes in at just $69,650 before destination charges. Factor in the $1,345 destination charge and, inevitably, the $1,700 gas guzzler tax, and you’re looking at $72,995. So, to recap: 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque for less than $73,000 before options. Of course, the Widebody package and other options will push that price up quickly, but you’ll still get in short of the $100,000 mark.
2019 Dodge Challenger starts at $27,295
If you don’t need quite that much horsepower, the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat gets a 10 horsepower bump. Not only that, but it’s actually cheaper than the outgoing model. At $58,650 and up, Dodge cut the price of the standard Hellcat by $5,645. Horsepower is up to 717, while the torque figure also goes up to 656 lb-ft. Other models down the line include the SXT and GT models, both coming standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. The SXT kicks off at $27,295 before destination charges, while the GT starts at $2,995. Both SXT and GT models will be available in all-wheel drive for another $2,700.
The V8-powered 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T will start at $34,100. The upgraded R/T Scat Pack, with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 will start at $38,995, plus a $1,000 gas guzzler tax if you opt for the manual transmission.
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